KATIE Price is FINALLY divorced from ex-husband Kieran Hayler – three years after their bitter split, The Sun can reveal.
The 43-year-old star initially believed that all legal proceedings were finalised back in March, however, the decree absolute only came through this week.
This means that the former glamour model is now "legally single" – and free to marry fiance Carl Woods.
A source told us: "Katie got mixed up back in March and thought that signing the papers meant she was 'free' of Kieran – she didn't realise it would be another few months until she was legally single.
"But now she's dealt with all the paperwork she's finally able to move forward and marry Carl."
Katie's rep confirmed to The Sun: "This is correct. Katie believed the divorce had been finalised but this was in fact the decree nisi – not the absolute.
"The divorce was amicable -focus being on positive parenting relations for their children.
Katie is legally single and finally able to move forward and marry Carl."
"Katie looks forward to planning her wonderful wedding to Carl Woods as she's now officially single to proceed."
Meanwhile, Kieran told MailOnline: "As of July 12 we are now divorced. It took just over three years. We didn't rush it; it was in the process for a long time and Covid-19 hit, which held up the courts. It wasn't in our hands."
He added: "I'm not even joking, it didn't cost any more than £500, because there was no legal battle. We share custody of the children and we arranged that ourselves, and we do stick to it.
"I said to her, I will be the only person that doesn't take any money from you because that's not who I am, I don't want her money."
The star officially split from the ex stripper in March 2018 after a tumultuous relationship dogged with cheating scandals.
The divorce cost less than £500 because there was no legal battle."
Speaking exclusively to The Sun in March, Katie said of her five-year marriage: "The only good thing that came out of it was my children.
"I can now continue my life with all the badness behind me. All I can do is wish him luck. I can't wait to continue my life with Carl."
Katie shocked fans in 2013 when she married Kieran just two months after they met.
It was the star's third marriage, having previously wed Alex Reid and Peter Andre.
She and Kieran went on to have two children together, seven-year-old Jett and six-year-old Bunny.
The only good thing to come out of that marriage was my children."
But Katie's "fairy tale" love story with her third husband didn't last long.
She was heartbroken to discover Kieran had been having sex with their children's nanny all over the house.
It was the final straw following his bombshell seven-month affair with Katie's best pal of 20 years, Jane Pountney, in 2014.
Kieran was also caught out seeing her friend Chrissy Thomas, 41, behind his wife's back.
Katie generously forgave him for his devastating infidelities, with Kieran claiming he was a sex addict.
But his fling with their kids' nanny, Nikki Brown, in 2017 spelled the end of their doomed romance and Katie dumped him for good.
Kieran, 33, has since moved on with pregnant fiancée Michelle Penticost after meeting at their children's' school.
He popped the question to the mum-of-one in March last year after getting down on one knee in the Maldives.
Meanwhile, Katie has plans to marry her fiance Carl after claiming she's finally found "the one".
Katie has said she hopes to fall pregnant with her sixth child this year, giving Bunny and Jett, 16-year-old Junior and 14-year-old Princess from her marriage to Peter, and 19-year-old Harvey – whose estranged dad is Dwight Yorke – another sibling.
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