Ulrika Jonsson slams stupid Katie Price after narrowly avoiding jail term
Ulrika Jonsson has said Katie Price is ‘stupid’ and should be acting more responsibly for the sake of her disabled son Harvey.
The former glamour model mum-of-five Katie narrowly escaped jail on Thursday this week, after pleading guilty to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance following a crash near her home in Sussex in September.
Katie received a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, which means she will not face jail time as long as she meets certain conditions set out by a judge.
TV presenter Ulrika, 54, has slammed Katie for her behaviour and says that she should be more responsible for the sake of her children, including her 19-year-old Harvey who has a number of long-term conditions, including autism.
“Being a mum of a disabled child does not give you carte blanche to behave with such irrationality and stupidity,” Ulrika said in an op-ed for The Sun.
“I am the mother of a child with a congenital heart defect and I wouldn’t expect any empathy for my extracurricular actions just because of that,” she added.
Ulrika’s 21 year old daughter Bo was born with a heart defect and earlier this year was rushed into hospital for tests.
The former Gladiators presenter continued saying she was furious that the star had walked free from court “with barely as much as a tap on a surgically enhanced behind”.
Calling the reality star’s behaviour “damaging, erratic and delinquent”, she said she had previously had admiration for the reality star, but her lack of responsibility had left her “cold”.
She also slammed Katie’s trip to Las Vegas with fiancé Carl Wood shortly after receiving treatment at The Priory, saying: “The reason why I have so little empathy for Price is that the second she was out of the Priory (a place Joe Bloggs would not have afforded), she swanned off to Vegas with her toyboy fiancé. High profile; in your face; ‘I’ll do what I want’”.
She added: “You would have some sense of shame. Shown some humility. Discretion. Some people might even have considered staying around to embrace and reassure your children after such a shockingly turbulent time, but maybe that’s just a quaint and old-fashioned notion.”
Ulrika finished her scathing piece: “Whatever happens after this episode, one can only hope it will bring about positive change in her life. But I, for one, am not counting on it.”
The day after the sentencing, Katie broke her silence and pledged to work on her mental health going forward.
The former glamour model took to her Instagram stories to share her a statement, telling her 2.6million followers: "I would like to thank my family – my children, my mum, dad, sister, brother, my partner Carl, Leigh, and my friends who have supported me throughout these past few months."
She went on to explain that she understands the dangerous situation she was in as she wrote: "It's been a really difficult time and I'm incredibly sorry for my actions – I'm sincerely grateful nobody was hurt – I realise the damage my actions could have caused not only to another family, but to my own as well."
Katie then pledged to work on her mental health as she continued: "I'm now spending time getting better – mental health is a hidden illness and can strike at any time.
"The triggers that cause my anxiety and behaviour are something I'm trying to understand, come to terms with, and learn to control moving forward.
"This will be a long process for myself and something I'll continue to work on for the rest of my life. It's also something I can work with my family so we can progress on a new chapter together."
Showing her gratitude to her fans, Katie, who recently put on a united front with fiancé Carl Woods , added: "Thank you for all the messages of goodwill that I've received.
"I'm going to surround myself with my loving family and friends and continue doing the work I love as it brings me enjoyment and helps my mental health. Thank you everyone."
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