Katie Price has opened up to her Loose Women co-stars about how she has considered hiring a prostitute for her son Harvey’s 18th birthday.
The comments came during an interview with author Kathy Lette, who appeared on the show to promote her new book Best Laid Plans, in which she discusses her plans to help her own autistic son lose his virginity.
Harvey is 15 and suffers from severe autism, partial-sightedness and Prader-Willi syndrome, which means his body doesn’t register when he’s eaten enough. Kathy’s own son Jules, who appeared on the programme alongside her, has high functioning autism, but Kathy explained that as he grew older the fact that he hadn’t experienced intimacy with a woman was becoming a huge concern for them.
Kathy said: ‘I think you wait and see if he’s angst ridden about it and if it’s an issue for him. And for Jules it really was.’
Thankfully Jules was able to find love and settle into an intimate relationship naturally, and last year Katie revealed that Harvey did indeed have a girlfriend who he knew from school.
But when it comes to experiencing sexuality, Katie explained that she had reservations about her son.
‘Harvey is 15 now,’ she explained. ‘Naturally at 15 you go through puberty and it’s natural to experiment with yourself.’
‘He hasn’t got a clue about that side, but then do you bring it on? What do you do, do I leave it? Do I let him experience it? Kieran joked “shall we get him a prostitute for his 18th birthday” and I was like “well that’s my little Harvey!”‘
Both Kathy and Katie’s honesty has prompted lots of support over on Twitter, with some users even commenting on how eligible they think Jules is!
‘Totally agree, would do the same if that’s what they wanted,’ wrote one person, whilst another added: ‘She wouldn’t need to pay someone. I met him briefly and he’s a lovely, sweet guy. I would!’