Speaking in her new book Harvey&Me: A Mother’s Love, Katie Price reveals the heartbreaking moment her son Junior Andre ‘bawled his eyes out’ after a chance meeting with Harvey’s step-brother
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Katie Price has spoken out about her son Junior’s emotional meeting with brother Harvey’s half-sibling.
Speaking in her new book Harvey & Me, Katie tells fans that Harvey’s estranged dad, the former footballer Dwight Yorke, also fathered a child with ex girlfriend Naomi Smith.
While Katie has never met the youngster, who is five years younger than Harvey, her son Junior ran into him by chance and was moved to tears by the encounter.
Katie says Junior was on holiday in Cyprus with his dad Peter Andre and sister Princess when they bumped into Naomi and her son Brandon Tiger, who apparently looked ‘just like’ Harvey.
The mum-of-five says it breaks her heart that Harvey will never have a relationship with his biological father Dwight or his half-brother.
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“Along with my other children, Harvey is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s just a shame Dwight doesn’t feel the same way” Katie pens.
“I’ve even tried to reach out to his ex, Naomi Smith, who has a 14-year-old son with Dwight called Brandon Tiger, who I believe Dwight sees on a regular basis.
“I’d really like Harvey to meet his half-brother. Ironically, Junior and Princess have actually met him.
“They were in Cyprus on holiday with their dad years ago and they ended up bumping into Naomi. How random is that? She went over to the table to introduce herself and apparently Junior cried his eyes out because he couldn’t get over the fact he looked so much like Harvey, but obviously smaller.”
Katie added that she’d love for Naomi to get in touch with her so they could all meet up, branding it ‘cruel’ to keep brothers Harvey and Brandon apart.
Elsewhere in the book, Katie speaks of her devastation at her ex Dwight not wanting to see Harvey and admits she’s even considered turning up at his house unannounced to try and reunite the pair.
She tells fans she’s made numerous attempts to connect with the former Manchester United star over the years, including sending him messages on social media.
Yorke has previously said his lack of contact with Harvey was down to a ‘combination of things.
The glamour model turned reality star has raised Harvey, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome, is partially sighted and also struggles with septo-optic dysplasia, on her own since birth.
Last year, she made the decision for her eldest child to move into residential care an hour away from her family home.
Katie, 43, admitted the decision was heartbreaking but she knew the college would give Harvey the opportunity to live more independently and gain more skills.
Speaking before the move, she said: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids,” she told The Sun.
Katie Price: Harvey & Me, published by Mirror Books, is on sale October 26. Get £5 off (RRP £20) with offer code FA9 from mirrorbooks.co.uk.