The couple participated in their first TV interview together today since announcing their engagement.
TV star Katie, 42, spoke to GMB hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about their whirlwind romance after they met at a restaurant in Essex last summer.
They got engaged on vacation in Turkey a few months after meeting, but did not reveal the news until earlier this year.
A mum of five, Katie has previously told The Sun she wants to get pregnant and said today that the lockdown presents the perfect opportunity to try.
She said, “We are trying!
“When you’re locked out, everyone knows, you live and breathe 24/7.
And former Love Island star Carl, 32, added, “I would love my own kids.
“Before that, I swore blindly that I would never date a girl who had children. I jumped with five. They are all good children.
Speaking of how many kids he wants with Katie, he said “one or two”.
Loving Katie and Carl melted viewers’ hearts when he told Katie how ‘beautiful’ she looked in front of Susanna and Adil although they didn’t have time to do their hair or make up because they were late for the show.
But GMB host Susanna, 50, also wanted to delve into Katie’s life before meeting Carl and asked her why this relationship was different from her previous ones, which included three marriages to ex-Peter Andre, Alex Reid. and Kieran Hayler.
Responding to Susanna, Katie reflected on her time in rehab after her breakup in 2019.
She said, “I’m telling you what it is. Last year, before entering the Priory, I was there for five weeks and everything caught up with me. The media, life, I was not myself.
“That was about a year and a half ago now just before the lockdown. I was in a rough spot and knew I needed to get help mentally, I couldn’t focus on anything. It literally changed my life. I came out different. nobody, in control, I realized that I am a human, I am not a product.
“I choose what I do now. If I had met Carl before, it wouldn’t have worked. He’s strict, he keeps me in line, I’ve become mature, I’m back to the woman I was. I don’t drink, I don’t party, I don’t do anything now. “
At that point, Carl interrupted him and said, “I wish I thought I had something to do with this.” “
Holding her hand, her intoxicated partner said, “When I first met her, I felt she was still quite fragile. Not to be fed but to calm down. “
He then recalled the moment he applauded his teenage “pin-up” but didn’t realize it was actually Katie Price.
He said: “I saw her in a restaurant in January last year, but I didn’t recognize her.
“That’s when I thought ‘she’s a pretty girl’.
“Then I harassed the owner for months to introduce us, saying, let me know when she will be.
“He pinned me, he said ‘she’s there” and I said, I’ll be there 40 minutes. “
Carl also defended Katie from getting engaged for the eighth time by saying that everyone thinks they’re with “the one” when they’re together.
He explained, “You can’t avoid being in the public eye with this woman. The only thing I would say is that not everyone in this country has said that about previous partners, when you’re in this relationship that you’re in and saying (worshiping) things.
He later: “This Katie, the one everyone sees now, she’s the perfect woman for me.” So (getting engaged) was on the cards, and I’m pretty impatient. “
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Katie has long been thrilled with her connection with the former reality TV star, calling him her “Prince Charming” and telling him that she trusted him completely.
Cher and Essex car dealer Carl has been friends for some time, but only started dating this summer.
If they tie the knot, it would be Katie’s fourth time down the aisle, following weddings to Peter Andre in 2005, Alex Reid in 2010, and Kieran Hayler in 2020.