Derrick had tried to salvage his 20-year friendship with the celebrity after their spouses admitted having an affair – but he now says he has had enough.
The husband of Katie Price’s cheating best pal says his 20-year friendship with the celebrity is over.
Heartbroken Derrick Pountney, 51, told last night how he’d had enough of his wife Jane, 48, being dragged through the mud over her affair.
Derrick says he is sticking by Jane but ditching Katie.
Hitting out at the model, who branded his wife a “whore” and “a home-wrecker slut” on Twitter, he said: “She’s absolutey blasted us.
“How can we still be friends now? We’ve known each other for years but I’ve had enough. We’ve been tested to the limit.”
Until now, devastated Derrick has been keen to remain pals with the former glamour girl – agreeing to talk through their marriage problems at his West Sussex home.
But tonight he admitted: “The last few weeks have been a strain and I’ve really had enough.”
He told the Sunday Mirror last week how he feared the six months pregnant star would sell her story about his wife’s fling with Katie’s toyboy husband Kieran Hayler, 27.
The Brighton businessman – who runs a tyre collection company – has vowed to save his marriage.
He and his wife released a joint statement earlier this month confirming the affair, adding that Jane “deeply regrets” her actions.
He also agreed to hold three-hours of crunch talks with the former glamour girl.
But Derrick’s pal said tonight: “He can’t help feel that when she’s come to visit it’s just been for a photo opportunity.
“He thinks it’s become all about ‘the Katie show’, when him and Jane are going through a lot too.”
Last week new details about the affair were leaked.
A source close to Katie claims she caught them kissing on a moonlit beach holiday – but accepted their explanation that it was a drunken kiss.
Her worse fears were later confirmed when she reportedly found a WhatsApp message that Jane had sent Kieran. It read: “Has she left yet? Can’t wait to see you.”
Kieran allegedly then admitted to a seven-month affair with her.
It began just weeks after Katie gave birth to their nine-month-old Jett.
Bitter Katie then took to Twitter to tell her 1.9million followers that he had been having a “full blown sexual affair” with Jane, who was bridesmaid at her wedding in the Bahamas.
She blasted: “No human being deserves this especially being 6 months pregnant.”
The reality star later stormed round to the Pountneys’ house in West Sussex – wearing tiny blue hotpants showing a garter tattoo on her thigh – to confront Jane in front of a scrum of waiting photographers.