KATIE Price’s son Harvey, 18, was over the moon after she surprised him with a huge new bed.
Harvey is getting ready to settle into life in residential care after Katie, 42, made the tough decision to move him in order for him to learn how to become more independent.
Katie Price surprised her son Harvey, 18, with a new bedCredit: Instagram
Katie and her boyfriend Carl Woods, 31, went to National Star long-term living accommodation in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to surprise the teenager with his new gift.
Rocking a new hair cut of a short black bob, Katie led Harvey into the room to show him his gift.
Harvey smiled and immediately tried the bed out by lying down on the bouncy mattress, in the heartwarming Instagram video.
“What do you think of your bed, Price,” Katie shouted in excitement as she rubbed Harvey’s belly who replied, “I love it”.
Harvey loved the gift and immediately gave it a test runCredit: Instagram
She said he deserved a new bed because he was a ‘man’ nowCredit: Instagram
Harvey has moved into a residential care home to help him live independently
Katie continued: “Look how big your bed is… look at this big, new bed like mummy’s.”
She asked again if he loved it and Harvey replied “of course”.
The big bed is topped with an on trend grey velour headboard.
Katie asked her oldest son: “Do you know why you’ve got this bed? Because you’re not a boy anymore you’re a ….”
Katie made the tough decision so that Harvey can learn to be away from herCredit: YouTube
Harvey proudly answered: “A man”.
Katie added: “And this is a man’s bed”.
“This is going to be amazing,” Harvey said as he sat back down on the bed.
The TV star has raised disabled Harvey mostly as a single mother, but revealed she has decided to move him into a residential college to teach him how to have a more independent life and learn new skills.
Katie told The Sun she hoped Harvey did not resent her for moving him thereCredit: katieprice/Instagram
At 6ft 2in and almost 29st, it is too hard for 5ft 4in Katie to calm or restrain him, because Harvey’s autism means loud noises and slamming doors can cause him to lash out unpredictably, headbutting walls and smashing windows.
Katie, 42, told The Sun about the tough decision to move Harvey into care: “It breaks my heart. I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.”
Breaking their incredible bond, Katie said the move gives him the best chance to forge an independent life.
Mum-of-five Katie said: “It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
Harvey’s dad is ex footballer Dwight Yorke who hasn’t seen his son since 2004Credit: Getty – Contributor
“This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.
“I’m trying to get him used to me not being there all the time. But he’ll call on his iPad and say, ‘Mum, I need you’, and I run to him.
“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids.”
Katie is dating former Love Island star, Carl WoodsCredit: Instagram
Harvey shows characteristics of Prader-Willi Syndrome and struggles with his weight. He also has a disorder which makes him partially blind.
But college would allow him to live semi-independently — supported by trained staff and with his own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
When Harvey was born in May 2002, footballer Dwight Yorke denied being the dad until tests proved otherwise.
He has not seen Harvey since his son was four.
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