Katie Price has reportedly said she “feels like she can’t win” after being accused of ‘breaching’ lockdown rules following a 200-mile trip to Shropshire with boyfriend Carl Woods.
The former-glamour model was spoken to by West Mercia Police after the Valentine’s Day stay in a wooden cabin, but officers confirmed their trip did not breach lockdown rules and they were there for “legitimate business purposes”.
In a photograph uploaded to social media, Katie and Carl were seen in matching hoodies behind a flower wall and ‘Happy Valentines’ balloons.
The Mirror reports the 42-year-old initially claimed the cabin was in Carl’s Essex garden, but it later emerged that the lavish room was actually in Henlle Hall, Gobowen, in Oswestry.
A source speaking to new! magazine has now revealed that the mum of five ‘feels like she can’t win’ and fans will still criticise her even if she travels for ‘legitimate reasons.
The source revealed that people think Katie was “silly” to “lie” after she posted claiming to be at Carl’s home.
Alongside a video of the inside of the cabin, Katie claimed: “Carl is so amazing. I never expected all of this.
“There’s a cabin in the garden and the decorations are unbelievable. So much thought has gone into it and he didn’t get anything for free – he designed and paid for it all himself.”
The source told the publication that Katie “probably panicked and thought people would get the wrong idea”.
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She added: “Katie understands how it looks, but she also knows that there will always be people out there who are anti-Katie and will try to throw her under the bus, no matter what she does.
“She was there for business reasons. Katie has carried on working the whole way through the pandemic as much as she can because she’s a working mum of five. Sometimes she feels like she can’t win and people are just out to get her.”
West Mercia Police issued a statement after online backlash over the 200-mile trip, clarifying officers “discouraged” Katie’s actions.
West Mercia Police said: “While we discourage this kind of behaviour and do not condone it, neither party was found to have broken the regulations which allow for holiday apartments to provide accommodation for a person who needs it for work purposes, or to provide voluntary or charitable service.
“As we continue to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic it is important people adhere to the spirit of lockdown and protect the NHS.”
The insider also added that while Katie received widespread support for her recent BBC documentary, Katie Price : Harvey And Me, she continues to receive trolling on social media.
In January, the documentary gave viewers an insight into how she cares for her eldest son as they looked at potential colleges as he turned 18.
The response to the show was widely positive, with countless fans praising Katie for the candid insight into caring for her children.
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