Katie Price has admitted that her son Harvey Price feels "distressed" whenever his former stepdad's name is mentioned.
The reality TV star makes the confession in her new book Katie Price: Harvey & Me as she describes her disappointment in ex-husband Peter Andre for not doing more to maintain a relationship with Harvey.
Katie and Peter were married from 2005 until 2009, and in that time had two more children, Junior and Princess.
Mysterious Girl hitmaker Peter had become a father figure to Katie's firstborn Harvey during their relationship.
Harvey was just three years old when the couple tied the knot, spending his formative tender-age years under the same roof as the Australian singer.
However, their relationship took a hit when Katie and Peter announced their split in 2009.
As the couple went their separate ways, Harvey initially kept seeing Peter, 48, alongside his siblings Junior and Princess – but he soon realised his bond was different to theirs.
Katie pens in her new book: "I began to notice a change in Harvey. I'd say things like 'Do you want to go and see Daddy Peter today?' and he'd shout 'No'. So then I'd be like 'But he has a cake waiting for you.' But he wasn't interested and he'd start kicking off.
"It's probably because the visits were starting to fizzle out and Harvey could sense that. When Harvey is refusing cake, that's when you know he's upset."
Katie then went on to explain that Harvey eventually became so upset at just the mention of peter's name she had to call time to their visits.
The former glamour model admitted that Peter even accused her of being spiteful and trying to stop him seeing Harvey for no reason – so she got medical proof of the effect he was having on him.
She added: "Even mentioning Pete's name to Harvey stresses him out. At one point Pete didn't believe me that Harvey didn't want to see him. He thought I was just being spiteful and an a***hole about it.
"I went to the doctors at Maudsley hospital to explain the situation and they did some tests with Harvey. They put a special watch on him to measure his heart rate and then they were asking him questions about Pete.
"Just like I'd told them, he got agitated and his heart rate was sky-high. They saw for themselves that he became distressed when his name was mentioned."
In Katie Price: Harvey & Me, Katie also opens up about her disappointment in her third husband Kieran Hayler who she was married to for eight years between 2013 and 2021.
The couple – who share children Bunny and Jett – separated in 2018 after repeated cheating allegations haunted their marriage.
She said: "Harvey doesn't want to see Kieran either. It's because he knows he doesn't want anything to do with him. Like I said, Harvey is very emotionally intelligent and he doesn't forget things that have gone on in the past. "
Katie goes on to explain how whenever Harvey does see Peter he awkwardly plays him the single the couple released together just after their whirlwind romance blossomed following their stint on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
She recalled: "He's so funny. Whenever he sees Pete, he'll open up Youtube on his iPad and start playing the clip of us singing A Whole New World.
"Every single time, I want the ground to swallow me up. It's bad enough, never mind having to listen back to it…"
Katie Price: Harvey & Me, published by Mirror Books, is on sale October 26. Get £5 off (RRP £20) with offer code FA9 from mirrorbooks.co.uk.
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