Of all the people Katie Price’s new husband Kieran Hayler could have been linked to, her arch rival Jodie Marsh is probably the least favourable.
But that’s just tough luck.
Jodie Marsh has told heat exclusively that Kieran – who married Katie last week after only knowing her for two months – had been pursuing her for seven months on Twitter a year ago.
“[Kieran] was obsessed with me,” Jodie told us. “There were a load of people saying to me, ‘Oh, he really likes you, Jodie – why don’t you follow him [on Twitter] and give him a chance?’ And I felt a bit pressured to follow him back.”
And it wasn’t long before 25-year-old Kieran started bombarding Jodie with messages, begging her for a date in November 2011.
“[I followed him back] but only for a short time, because his private messages became so incessant,” Jodie explained.
“I started to believe that he was just one of those ‘party boys’ – boys who just want to be with somebody famous. I was worried about his intentions.”
A friend of Jodie’s told heat that Kieran first contacted the glamour model and body builder on 28 November 2011, and only stopped on 13 June 2012, two days after sending her a picture of himself in his underwear, saying, “I would love to help you out with your fitness range.
This isn’t the first time a man has shown an interest in both of them – Katie dated Matt Peacock in 2002, and Jodie went on to wed him five years later in MTV reality show Totally Jodie Marsh: Who’ll Take Her Up The Aisle.
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