Katie Price has confirmed that she is putting son Harvey, 16, into residential care.
In a preview for the latest episode of her reality show, My Crazy Life, Katie discusses the difficult decision.
As she cuddles Harvey she tells fitness trainer boyfriend Kris Boyson: “I don’t want him to go, but the doctors and my mum say it is the best thing for him.”
In a follow-up testimonial scene, Katie tells the cameras: “What they can offer Harvey that I can’t, is daily exercise, a food plan, he can’t go into the cupboards and eat.
“He’ll socialise with his friends, it’s more freedom for him.
“He is 16 and I guess I’m the selfish one because I want to keep him here with me all the time.”
The clip then returns to Katie cuddling Harvey and she confesses to Kris that “he has to go” as she doesn’t have “another option”.
Katie has Harvey from her previous relationship with former footballer Dwight Yorke.
He has Willi-Prader Syndrome, is partially blind and autistic.
The glamour model and businesswoman first spoke about how she was considering putting Harvey into care back in February when she appeared on BBC’s news show Victoria Derbyshire.
“For the first time ever now I’m thinking he might have to go residential, Monday to Friday,” she told Victoria.
“He’s missing out on his education, he just wants to be with me all the time.
“It’s so hard. I’ve never had respite, I do it all myself. But I’m really having to think about it.
“I hate it because he’s my life. I’ve got to do what’s best for him, but it won’t be forever,” she said.
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