Katie Price has shared her heartbreak after being unable to spend Christmas Day with her terminally ill mum.
And the former glamour model fears that this could have been mum Amy’s last Christmas.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tier system that was imposed, many people have been unable to spend the festive period with their loved ones.
The mum-of-five has spoken of her upset at being separated from her mum, who has terminal lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and how she fears she hasn’t got long left with her.
Last week, Katie found out that her 64-year-old mum’s health was rapidly deteriorating.
Her condition means that her lungs have become scarred and breathing is difficult. She was diagnosed in 2017 and said at the time that she could have as little as two or three years left to live.
Katie told The Sun : “I’m heartbroken. My mum has deteriorated a lot, she’s having to use oxygen and needs help breathing now, so it’s not good – but she’s still so determined.
“I thought it was going to be her last Christmas, I feared it, what I mean is it’s probably her last able Christmas where she’ll be able to be herself and have a laugh.
“We were never all going to be together as a family because of the rules, so our plan was to visit my sister Sophie on Christmas Eve and then go to my mum’s today for Christmas dinner.”
Katie said she and her boyfriend Carl Woods had been isolating since their return from Turkey and had Covid tests done to ensure they weren’t putting anyone in danger over Christmas.
But sadly, like so many others, she wasn’t able to be with her mum after all.
She said that as much as she wanted to see her mum, she didn’t want to put her “at risk”.
The 42-year-old said her mum’s disease is “cruel” because nobody knows what’s going to happen to her.
She said her mum’s luck could turn around if she had a lung transplant, but said that would be a “miracle”.
The blow carried extra disappointment for Katie because she had all five of her kids for Christmas this year.
Harvey, 18, spends every Christmas with his mum, while Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, take turns going between Katie’s and their dad Peter Andre’s house, and Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, take turns spending the day with Katie and their dad Kieran Hayler.
Katie said she would have loved to take the kids to see their grandmother so she could watch them open the gifts she bought for them.
The star said she’d have to spend around £1,000 a time for everyone to have Covid tests before seeing Amy as if she catches the disease her chances of survival would be low. But she said spending the money would be worth it.