Kieran Hayler has revealed how his ex-wife Katie Price 'should be going to prison' after she was handed a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months on Wednesday 15 December.
The former builder, 34 who shares children Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with the mum-of-five, 43, described how 'people have been sent down for less' after Katie pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance following a crash near her home in Sussex in September.
Kieran, who tied the knot with Katie in 2013 before the pair split in May 2018, also claimed that Katie was planning to do things with her children over the next few weeks.
"She knew she was getting off. I’m not sure if her lawyers had already told her that, but she is very, very lucky," he told The Sun.
“She should be going to prison."
Katie stood alone at Crawley Magistrates' Court as she was also told she will have to undergo 100 hours of unpaid work in the community as well – she also had a further two years added to her driving ban.
A suspended prison sentence means Katie will not spend time in prison as long as she meets certain conditions set out by a judge.
Kieran explained how his 'aim' is to make their children 'understand what is right and what is wrong' and revealed that he would have told Jett and Bunny if Katie was sent to prison.
He added: "Bad things will happen if you break the law. If she had gone to prison, I would have explained that to the children.
"I am very open with them, and I’d have done it in a sensitive way, but I couldn’t tell them she had gone on holiday or anything like that.
"They’d have found out soon enough, and it would have meant prison visits."
OK! has contacted a representative of Katie Price for comment.
However if Katie breaks the conditions set out by the judge during the period the sentence is suspended for, she could be sent to prison.
Katie was also ordered to pay £213 – which was made up of £85 in court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.
After the sentence was handed down, the court heard how Katie owes £7,358 in court costs for previous instances.
It comes after the model took to her Instagram Story to share her statement following the court sentencing as she told 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."
On Wednesday, district judge Amanda Kelly told Katie how fortunate she was to receive the sentence after stating that the TV personality had “one of the worst driving records [she] had ever seen”.
Despite this, magistrates deferred Katie's sentencing back in September and asked her to attend The Priory for rehabilitation in the meantime – a decision Ms Kelly seemingly did not agree with.
“The public may be appalled to hear that I can’t send you to jail today,” she told Katie court.
“But the law says that when a person has complied with the terms of their release then you have a legitimate expectation not to be sent to prison today, even though you deserve to spend Christmas behind bars."
“You are extremely lucky the magistrates on the previous occasions chose to defer sentence," she added.
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