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Katie Price: I took an overdose after splitting with Dane Bowers

Published 22/01/2016

Katie Price dated Dane Bowers for two years
Katie Price dated Dane Bowers for two years

Katie Price has admitted she took an overdose "for attention" after splitting with former boyfriend Dane Bowers.

The 37-year-old talked about the incident on ITV series Loose Women, where she is currently a panellist.

Price said it happened when she was in her early 20s because she feared Bowers, a musician and producer, had a crush on Victoria Beckham.

The former Spice Girls star, who is married to David Beckham, had collaborated with Bowers and True Steppers on her first solo single Out of Your Mind in 2000.

Recalling that time, Price said: "Lots of people try and do things to make their exes jealous."

She added: "When I was younger, stupidly enough, I wanted my ex Dane Bowers back and stupidly, I took an overdose to get him back - you do these things for attention.

"It is a massive thing, it does not work, but I was young and naive.

"He worked with Victoria Beckham and I thought something was going on. I thought, is he obsessed with her? It ended up being her (Victoria's) friend so my paranoia was right."

Fellow panellist Nadia Sawalha responded: "You fascinate me Katie, because you just said that like it was nothing. But that's such a massive thing."

Price dated Bowers between 1998 and 2000.

She was married to singer Peter Andre from 2005 until 2009, with the union producing son Junior and daughter Princess.

Andre remains close to Price's eldest child Harvey, fathered by former footballer Dwight Yorke.

In 2010, she wed cross-dressing cage fighter Alex Reid. They divorced in 2012.

The former glamour model has been married to Kieran Hayler since 2013. Together, they have a son named Jett Riviera and daughter Bunny.

On Loose Women, Price said she was devastated over Bowers.

"I was so heartbroken and I used to say he was the love of my life. It's about realising that he wasn't the love of my life, as I regard Kieran as that now."

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