Katie Price’s ex Alex Reid risks missing birth of ‘miracle’ baby as he’s jailed
Alex Reid could potentially miss the birth of his miracle baby while he’s in jail for eight weeks.
The 45-year-old star, who was previously married to Katie Price, has been jailed for contempt of court for eight weeks after he lied in a witness statement for a compensation claim after a car accident.
The former cage fighter is set to serve half of his sentence in prison and the other half spent on license following his release.
It comes as Alex is expecting his first child with his fiancée Nikki Manashe who is seven months pregnant.
The pair finally got pregnant with their ‘miracle baby’ after trying to conceive for several years via IVF.
Following his eight-week jail sentence, Alex could now miss the birth of the couple’s baby as Nikki is due to give birth in the next eight weeks.
It comes as Alex’s lawyer Gary Pons argued that the star shouldn’t be jailed due to the fact he’s about to become a dad.
Despite this, Mrs Justice Eady sentenced Alex to eight weeks in prison.
The judge said she took into account the mitigation put forward on his behalf, including the pregnancy, and that he has recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Alex and Nikki had been trying for a baby for seven years before she finally fell pregnant through IVF last year.
The lovebirds suffered multiple miscarriages before their ‘miracle’ baby was conceived.
Alex and Nikki are expecting their baby girl in July.
The couple – who conceived twins but sadly lose one baby in December – told OK! magazine that they are ‘really, really happy’ that they are going to be parents to a daughter.
Nikki told: “I have always loved little girls and I was so happy for a little mini-me as well so I was really, really happy."
Nikki went on to say that she ‘wanted a boy for Alex’ but that her main priority is a healthy baby.
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