Katie Price’s eldest son Harvey, whose father is former footballer Dwight Yorke, transferred to National Star residential college in Cheltenham last year
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Katie Price shared her life when her son Harvey left home and went to boarding college.
The 43-year-old’s eldest son Harvey, whom she shares with former professional footballer Dwight Yorke, has enrolled at a £350,000-a-year boarding college in Cheltenham.
Harvey, 19, is autistic and was born with rare double vision dysplasia. He has disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD, and Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes excessive cravings.
Due to his disability, Katie was very nervous about the journey from home to university as he transitioned into adulthood.
He has been funded to live full-time at the university for three years, although his position will be reviewed annually by his local authority, after which a decision will be made on whether to continue. sponsor his position or not.
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Now, she has teased his first time away from home in a new BBC documentary, which chronicles Harvey’s first term at his new National Star university, which the couple visited on her BBC documentary Harvey & Me.
The 43-year-old star previously admitted she would struggle with his three-hour commute, but university offers the opportunity to live more independently and with more skills.
In a candid conversation on the new BBC documentary, the former glamor model said she didn’t “relive a little bit” with Harvey at university.
She said: “I wake up thinking, ‘Oh, I don’t have to do anything,’ ‘Oh, no mess at all’, ‘Oh, he hasn’t been in the closet’, ‘He’s wet the floor. , oh, I have to change the bed’. “
“There is absolutely no such thing. It’s like, he’s not gone, he’s still in my life, but just like that, the stress and anxiety just slips out of your hands.”
She continued: “Because you’re so used to 19 years of having him by your side, living, breathing, smelling, noisy, all of that – and then suddenly, he’s gone.
“How do I fill that void? Because I was used to so much responsibility, it was taken from me. That’s something I have to get used to. ”
Elsewhere in the latest BBC documentary, Katie says: “For me, I’m proud of Harvey in so many ways.
“People have to remember I was told he wouldn’t walk, talk or do anything really and he did it all. He’s very challenging, as you know – he uses about 25 tablets a day and that’s just to keep him alive, keep him going and his behavior.
“So to let him go to college without me – because that’s all he knows – I’m really proud of how he’s adjusted so I’m not there.”
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next airs Monday 7 March at 9pm on BBC One
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/katie-price-feels-has-life-26352567 Katie Price feels she 'has life back' while Harvey is in college but wants to 'fill the void'