Katie Price, a well-known model and reality star, was spotted cozying up to JJ Slater, a reputed party animal and participant in Married At First Sight UK, in a bar in Newcastle. The two were seen getting close and cuddly in Bobby’s Bar over the weekend, sparking rumors of a potential romance.
Katie and JJ – actual name John Joe – have apparently been getting closer over the last week, according to a source: “They’ve met a couple times and are always messaging each other.
“She’s really into him – this is the first man she’s actually been interested in since Carl.”
Katie Price, a mother of five who has been married three times, reportedly ended her on-and-off relationship with fiancé Carl Woods for good on New Year’s Eve after four years together.
This has left her single and searching for love again. JJ Slater, a reality TV star known for appearing on Love Island, seems to be her type, while Katie, who is known for her love of cosmetic surgery, also appears to be a match for him.
On MAFS, he was ‘married’ to Bianca Petronzi, but she “wasn’t his type.” Bianca told Heat, “He did express to me what his normal type was, which was fake boobs, fake lips. “Aa bit more of an Essex girl is what he goes for.”
JJ caused a stir on the show when he developed a connection with another bride, transgender contestant Ella Morgan. As one of the ‘intruder’ couples on the last series, JJ described his glamorous past in Los Angeles, where he lived a jet-set lifestyle and associated with A-listers like Gigi Hadid. He confessed to being a “player” and a “party boy,” relishing in the high life.
“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’s party lifestyle in Los Angeles included encounters with high-profile figures like Kendall Jenner, thanks to his relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Kelsie Jean Smeby.
However, he returned to the UK after allegedly being cheated on by Kelsie, which left him heartbroken. Kelsie, who boasts over a million Instagram followers and has modeled for renowned brands like Guess and Fashion Nova, was seen in videos shared by JJ, where they were seen together by a private swimming pool in 2019.
One clip showed Kelsie wearing a dressing gown with suggestive words written on it before stripping down to a thong bikini and heading into the pool.
When he went on MAFS, JJ spoke honestly about Kelsie, revealing, “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.”
In a surprising twist, JJ broke his wife Bianca’s heart on Married At First Sight UK by pursuing a relationship with Ella. After both couples decided to leave their respective partners, JJ and Ella re-entered the experiment together. However, Ella struggled with JJ’s lack of intimacy towards her.
Ella, the first transgender bride on the UK series, underwent gender reassignment surgery at 21 and praised JJ for boosting her confidence after past rejections from straight men. Despite their separation, JJ and Ella remain close friends, maintaining regular communication.
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 currently owns a London-based clothing brand called Fully Blessed, which reflects an LA influence. He frequently posts photos showcasing his lavish lifestyle, including trips to exotic destinations such as LA, Florida, Mexico, Spain, and a brief visit to Malta.
JJ is often seen in luxurious settings, including being chauffeured in fancy cars and partying at exclusive venues like Nikki Beach Club in Mallorca. Additionally, he has shared pictures from the Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club in Bolivia, further highlighting his jet-setting lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Katie has been enjoying her great performance as Queen Rat in a filthy adult pantomime, Big Dick Whittington and His Pussy.
When The Sun previously asked Katie and JJ’s representatives, they had no response.