Katie Price didn't even tell her own children she was engaged to Kris Boyson when she flashed her ring on Thursday's Loose Women, according to fresh reports about the mum of five's desperate bid to stay relevant.
The former glamour model has sparked more questions than answers about her apparent engagement, having not made any mention of the proposal or even uttered the word 'engagement' on the daytime panel show.
And now pals are claiming that Katie – who has been married three times previously and is still in the process of divorcing Kieran Hayler – didn't actually tell her mum Amy Price or her kids Harvey, Junior, Princess, Jett or Bunny about getting remarried.
"Katie didn't tell any of her close friends or family, she just announced it on TV, and everyone was shocked," an insider told the Sun .
"She didn't even tell Kieran, which was a bit cheeky as technically they're still married to each other."
Not only that, but the dazzling diamond ring she flashed on the show appears to have been recycled from her own jewellery collection.
Katie wore a very similar piece of bling back in April while she was on holiday in Thailand with Kris.
When grilled about wearing the ring on her left hand, she admitted to the Daily Star that she only did it for attention.
"I do it on purpose. You know what I'm like!" she said at the time.
"I've just got to stir the pot haven't I? I love it."
But the spotlight-loving star seemed to have forgotten about her earlier bombshell when she told viewers yesterday: "Kris bought the ring for that finger, so there you go, I've got love in my life."
The pal went on: "She's had that ring for ages – she's always asking Kris 'when are you going to ask me to marry you?' but nobody actually heard anything about a proposal.
"It's all a bit convenient that it’s the same week her new single comes out. She's desperate for the music to do well and to finally have success as a pop star.
"She's now talking about getting a free holiday to Thailand for the wedding – and selling the pictures," they added.
It wouldn't be the first time Katie has set up fake photoshoots in order to exploit the public's dwindling interest in her love life.
She was accused of posing raunchy topless scenes with Kieran in a hotel pool, and later admitted on BBC Woman's Hour that she has to bring a photographer with her in order to control the pictures that the public get to see.
"You would know, I never set up pictures, I'm not one for that because people got them. But it's got to the point where you want to set them up so people don't take them off you and write what they like," she said.
Asked whether she staged the most sexually explicit topless snaps or her and Kris simulating sex by a waterfall, Katie admitted: "These days, back in the day, no, but these days a lot of people do set up the pictures as they’ll get rid of the paps that will try and intrude on you. It gives you a bit of control."
Kris is yet to publicly comment on his own engagement news, but was spotted holding Katie's hand and kissing her as they walked down the street in London for a lunch date yesterday.
Katie made sure to turn her blingy finger to the camera as she was papped grabbing Kris' face in the road and giving him a snog.
She went bra-free in a beige Kim Kardashian-inspired outfit consisting of skin-tight cycling shorts, a matching crop top and transparent heels.
The reality star also wore a see-through bum bag, which matched the designer one Kris wore around his chest.
The pair walked to a restaurant to toast their big news with champagne, and Katie was caught on camera bizarrely smooching Kris with her eyes wide open.
"The thing is, he [Kris] puts me in my place, he's strict with me and I'm not used to that. He's a good guy, he's so good with Harvey, Harvey is obsessed with him," Katie said on Loose Women.
"Things are actually going well. I've got the man. I'm happy."
Mirror Online has contacted Katie's rep for comment.
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