KATIE Price has hit back at a troll who shamed her for dating men ‘half her age’.
The 42-year-old stood up for herself and her choices when a mean keyboard warrior mocked her on Instagram.
Katie had shared a photo of Carl, 31, sitting beside her in hospital after her recent operation to heal her fractured feet.
She told fans she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, captioning the shot: “Thankyou to @carljwoods for constantly fitting me around his work and being by my side.
“Loving knowing I’ve found the man that has surprisingly ticked every box I could only dream of a man to be like and knowing I’m spending the rest of my life with him.”
Many of her followers loved the post, but one woman wrote: “How can you really think he is ‘the one’ when he is half your age why don’t you try going it alone for a while. You don’t always need to move on to the next straight away.”
Before she met Carl, Katie had been single since November last year, when she split with Kris Boyson, 29.
She had a brief romance with builder Charles Drury, 23, in the summer of 2019 after they met on holiday.
Before those relationships Katie was married to Kieran Hayler, 33, and the pair share two gorgeous kids, Bunny and Jett.
Katie had no plans to enter a relationship when she met Carl but they instantly clicked.
The pair have known each other for years but were set up by a mutual friend in May, and have been dating ever since.
Carl is a car dealer from Essex and appeared on Love Island in 2016 as a bombshell on the speed-dating task – but didn’t make it into the villa.
“Katie wasn’t looking for love or a serious relationship but just weeks after meeting Carl, she fell head over heels for him,” a source told The Sun Online.
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“She’s surprised how fast they clicked.
“He’s her ideal man, really: he’s got a job and his own money, he’s fit, they have a laugh – and she really fancies him.”