Katie Price thanks family for welcoming her back after rehab stint

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Katie Price has thanked her family for standing by her ahead of court hearing. (Getty Images)
Katie Price has thanked her family for standing by her ahead of court hearing. (Getty Images)

Katie Price has thanked her family and fiance Carl Woods for standing by her ahead of her court hearing.

The 43-year-old reality star and mother-of-five recently completed a stay at The Priory rehabilitation clinic and is due to appear in court on drink-driving charges on 15 December.

Price shared a picture on Instagram of herself of her teenage children Junior and Princess with her sister Sophie Price and mother Amy Price, alongside their respective partners.

She captioned the picture: "My family, my team and the people that will always have my back no matter what. I love you all so much! Thank you for always putting me in my place, and telling it to me straight! I truly appreciate everything you do for me."

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Price also posted a picture of 32-year-old car dealer Woods.

She said: "This man has stuck by me in my most critical times and never done me wrong. The past 4 months have been challenging for him and I thank him for standing by me and giving me the strength I needed and support through yet again real actual traumas caused by people who I knew … the truth of all the events I encountered you will be very aware of soon . I love you @carljwoods."

The reality star was charged for driving while disqualified on 29 September after she crashed her car in the early hours of the morning while serving a driving ban.

Watch: Katie Price ordered to seek treatment at rehab centre after pleading guilty to drink-driving

Following her arrest Price's family released a statement saying: "As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true.

"As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.

Katie Price is engaged to Carl Woods. (Getty Images)
Katie Price is engaged to Carl Woods. (Getty Images)

"We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.

"It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure."

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katie Price with her son Harvey and mother Amy. (Getty Images)

Price – who has previously spoken about her treatment for cocaine addiction – returned to rehab at The Priory at the beginning of 2020.

The former glamour model – who was declared bankrupt in 2019 – is mother to 19-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke; she shares Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with first husband Peter Andre; and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

She is now registered as disabled after breaking both her feet when she fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey while on holiday last summer.

CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX - OCTOBER 06:  Katie Price attends the 'Shocktober' press night with her children Princess (L) and Junior (R) at Tulleys Farm on October 6, 2017 in Crawley, West Sussex.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)
Katie Price with Princess and Junior in 2017. (Getty Images)

Price began dating Woods in June 2020 and in April this year they announced they were engaged to be married – her seventh engagement.

He said after her arrest: "Relationships are tested, people test each other – but when you love someone like I love Katie, you enjoy the highs and good times together, and that bond is tested during the low and difficult times together.

Read more: Katie Price's fiance Carl Woods and daughter Princess pledge love and support

"Katie is a tough diamond. She has her imperfections however they make her just perfect to me, she just needs that extra help to be polished."

In August, Essex Police confirmed that an unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and controlling behaviour following an alleged attack on Price in the early hours.

Watch: Katie Price leaves court after being charged with driving while disqualified

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