Katie Price have been through heartbreak, addiction and humiliation this year – but just to round off a terrible 2018, one of her beloved family members has died.
Katie’s eldest son Junior, 13, has lost his pet chameleon Marvin after moving into his dad Peter Andre’s house earlier this summer, following reports Katie was using cocaine and partying heavily to cope with the breakdown of her marriage to Kieran Hayler.
Poor Marvin was kept in his tank at Katie’s rancid mansion – and it seems as though he may not have been kept warm enough when Katie was struggling to pay the bills, although pals are saying she blames Pete for Marvin’s death.
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Harvey and Marvin in happier times
"Junior’s chameleon Marvin has died and Katie is blaming Peter," a source told the Sun.
"Marvin didn’t go with Junior when he moved in with his dad over the summer – and now Katie thinks that the reptile has died of a broken heart.
"However, with all of her money troubles Katie has been unable to heat her mansion, and chameleons needs to be warm at all times."
The source went on: "Katie is blaming Peter for Marvin’s death as she claims that he wouldn’t take Junior and Princess’ pets when they moved in with him.
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Poor Marvin may have got too cold to survive
"But Katie didn’t want him to take them as she thought the children would visit her more if the pets stayed with her.
"The whole family has been left devastated by Marvin’s death, but especially Junior – he is heartbroken."
But a friend of Peter’s has slammed Katie’s claims, insisting that he had never even been asked to look after it.
"It’s outrageous that she’s blaming him," the pal added.
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Katie is blaming Pete for Marvin’s death
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Katie has lost a number of pets lately, most recently in February this year when she blamed a pizza delivery driver for the death of her German shepherd dog Queenie.
She accused the driver of hitting her pooch and driving off without reporting the incident to her.
And, following her well publicised money woes, Katie was caught flogging off her menagerie of farmyard animals to make ends meet.
A bevy of llamas, goats, pigs, sheep and horses were put up for sale online, although Pete managed to talk her out of getting rid of the kids’ sphynx cats Dobbie and Hagrid, and African hedgehog Peggy, for cold hard cash.
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