She has always loved a boozy night out – so it’s no surprise Katie Price’s rumoured new boyfriend is one of the biggest party animals of them all.
The model and reality star, 45, was seen “getting close” to Married At First SightUK star JJ Slater in the booth of Bobby’s Bar in Newcastle, England, this weekend, with photos showing them looking cuddly in the intimate venue, reports The Sun.
Katie and JJ – real name John Joe – have been reportedly getting close for the past week, with a source claiming: “They’ve met a few times and are texting each other constantly.
“She’s really into him – this is the first man she’s actually been interested in since Carl.”
Thrice-married mum-of-five Katie reportedly split for good from on/off fiance Carl Woods on New Year’s Eve after four years of dating, leaving her back on the prowl and looking for love.
With Carl having appeared on Love Island, reality TV star JJ is very much her type – while cosmetic surgery-loving Katie appears to fit the bill for him, too.
On MAFS the he was was ‘married’ to Bianca Petronzi, but she “wasn’t his type”, with Bianca telling Heat: “He did express to me what his normal type was, which was fake boobs, fake lips. A bit more of an Essex girl is what he goes for.”
JJ sparked controversy when he formed a connection with another bride on the show, transgender contestant Ella Morgan.
One of the ‘intruder’ couples on the last series, JJ had introduced himself by talking about his previous jet-set life in Los Angeles.
He admitted he was a bit of a “player” and “party boy,” enjoying a taste of the high life and hanging out with A-listers like Gigi Hadid, whom he was pictured with at an event in 2013.
Kendall Jenner parties
“He had a wild and life enhancing experience out there where he mixed with some real A-listers,” a MAFS insider previously told the Mail.
JJ even partied alongside Kendall Jenner at an LA nightclub once, thanks to a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Kelsie Jean Smeby.
He eventually moved back to UK after she allegedly cheated on him, leaving him heartbroken.
Kelsie has over a million followers on Instagram, and has modelled for the likes of Guess and Fashion Nova, as well as the lingerie brand.
JJ shared videos of them hanging out together by a private swimming pool in 2019.
In one of the clips, Kelsie wears a dressing gown with the words “morning sex” written on the back, which she then strips off to reveal a thong bikini, before heading into the pool.
When he was on MAFS, JJ spoke openly about Kelsie, admitting: “My ex was a Victoria’s Secret model and amazing to look at.
“I loved going out with her, she was really, really, really pretty and the relationship was pretty wild.
“At the time I definitely thought that I was in love with her but if you’re going to play with fire then expect to get burnt.
“She cheated on me, it was horrible, and it hurt me a lot and it was probably one of the worst things that I’ve been through.
“I have been chasing the wrong type of girl and I’m aware of that now.”
However, the tables were turned when JJ ended up breaking the heart of his wife Bianca on MAFS by getting together with Ella.
Having both decided to leave their respective partners, the couple then rejoined the experiment together, but Ella struggled with JJ’s lack of intimacy towards her.
Ella was the first transgender bride on the UK series of Married at First Sight, having undergone gender reassignment surgery when she was 21.
She credited JJ for helping to build her confidence, having been rejected by straight men in the past or kept as their “dirty secret”.
She and JJ went their separate ways, but they’re still good friends and speak every day.
JJ told the Mail: “In the end, we ended up arguing too much and the pressure ruined what we had.
“As soon as we took a step back and agreed to be friends, we still speak every day on the phone now, we’re close friends. We work a lot better as friends.”
JJ now owns a ‘London-based, LA-influenced’ clothing brand called Fully Blessed, and continues to share photos of his jetsetting lifestyle.
He’s posted pictures from exotic locations around the world, including LA, Florida, Mexico and Spain – and spent just 24 hours in Malta recently.
JJ has also shared snaps of himself from the back of a very fancy-looking, chauffeur-driven car, and has been spotted partying at Nikki Beach Club in Mallorca, which is described as “the epitome of barefoot luxury”.
He also enjoyed days at Bolivia’s Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club.
Meanwhile Katie has been celebrating her successful stint in a raunchy adult panto, playing Queen Rat in a production of Big Dick Whittington and His Pussy.
Neither Katie nor JJ’s rep had a comment when previously approached by The Sun.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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