Katie Price put on a spending ban and given an ‘allowance’ by family after splashing out £6,000 on Christmas decorationsDecember 15, 2018
The cash-strapped star, 40, narrowly avoided bankruptcy earlier this month, yet spent £6,000 on decorations for the family home.
Now her family have intervened to curb her spending.
An insider told The Sun Online: "Back when she was first famous, Katie was put on a spending allowance by her family because she'd spend money like water.
"And they've suggested she go back on it after she splashed out on Christmas. Katie is so generous and loves treating the kids and can't resist what she sees as a bargain. But if you buy lots of bargains, it all adds up.
"So now, she's given an allowance for the week and can only spend over the total when she gets it approved by her team."
Katie's publicist did not return a request for comment.
Yesterday the Sun Online exclusively revealed how Katie splashed out on pricey decs for her messy mansion.
The former glamour model wants to make extra effort this festive season following a "s*** year" and hopes to spoil her children as well as boyfriend, Kris Boyson.
A source explained: "Katie’s finally making money again through the TV show and endorsements, so she’s determined to make this the best Christmas ever after what she calls a 's*** year'.
"She wants to make it special for all of the kids and Kris, who’s stuck with her through the ups and downs.
"She’s telling friends she must have spent six grand on decorations and the house alone – the tree is huge and has four sets of lights on it."
The mother-of-five decided to fork out the staggering amount on decorations after her old set was misplaced following her split from ex-husband Kieran Hayler.
She also hopes that the pricey decor will prove to critics that she is on top of things following a turbulent year – and she is set to buy even more pets for the £2million Sussex home.
The insider continued: "She splashed out on all new decorations because she said they got lost when Kieran left.
"Katie wants the house to look amazing so when people come over – like Kieran – they can see she’s got her life together and the mansion isn’t a tip anymore.
"She’s saying she wants to treat the kids and get them new iPads and buy Kris designer gear.
"Katie’s also on the hunt for two new kittens for Bunny and Jett.
"She is determined to make it the best Christmas yet after the worst year of her life and so doesn’t want to hold back."
Katie's publicist denied the report.
Despite her efforts, Katie will likely be spending the festive holiday without all of her children as Peter Andre has hinted that 13-year-old Junior and 11-year-old Princess will be spending the day with him – even though it is Katie's turn.
The two kids moved in with the singer over the summer as Katie battled financial and personal demons, and it is believed that he will be keeping them for the big day.
But Katie's ex Kieran is said to have agreed to the star having their children, five-year-old Jett and four-year-old Bunny for at least part of the day – and she will also have 16-year-old Harvey at home with her.
Earlier this month, Katie borrowed £22,000 from a friend to avoid bankruptcy – before splashing out £10,000 on revamping her home.
The star hopes to have a fresh start in the New Year, with a source telling us at the time: "Katie knows she let the house go over the past few months but now she’s working hard at getting back on top of her game and having the mansion looking good again will help."
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