Katie Price is ‘relieved’ to have avoided going to prison and ‘feels huge remorse for her actions’ a close pal has told us.
Earlier today, Katie, 44, was given a community order for breaching a restraining order against her ex Kieran Hayler ‘s fiancée Michelle Penticost. The former glamour model sent a foul-mouthed message to Kieran, 35, speaking about Michelle, 39, in January of this year.
Katie was told she could face a possible five year prison sentence for the breach after previously admitting the charge at Lewes Crown Court, but was today given an 18-month community order to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work.
Now her pal has exclusively told OK! That Katie ‘knows what she did was wrong’ and was ‘petrified’ of going to prison.
“She was is extremely relieved to have escaped a jail sentence,” they told us. “She feels as if if a weight had been lifted off her shoulders.
“Katie knows what she did was wrong. She feels huge remorse for her actions and couldn’t bear the idea of being taken away from her children. The idea of going to jail petrified her.
“Katie is learning to deal with her emotions and become a better person. She is an extremely emotional person.”
The court heard how Katie told Kieran : “Tell your c***ing wh*** piece of s*** girlfriend not to start on me – she has a restraining order so shouldn’t try to antagonise as she is in breach.
“I am sure she doesn’t want people knowing she was having an affair with you behind my back the gutter s**g.”
Judge Stephen Mooney previously told Katie: “Clearly you have accepted responsibility for an offence and pleaded guilty while you were on a suspended sentence which means you are at risk of going to prison.
“I will need to know the relevant parts of the background to consider what the appropriate sentence should be.
“Don’t be under any illusions, you run the risk of receiving an immediate custodial sentence.”
Before the court hearing, Katie was caught up in an exchange with a reporter. As she made her way into court, wearing a green jumpsuit and oversized sunglasses, Katie was asked if she would be going to prison today. Katie was the heard to say “suck my d**k” as she made her way past the group.