Former Pop Idol star Gareth was 17 years old when the glamour model took his virginity.
Katie Price is alleged to have been sending ‘flirty’ messages to her former flame Gareth Gates, sixteen years after she took his virginity.
It’s reported Katie, 40, got back in touch with Gareth after hearing about his split from Corrie actress Faye Brooks last month.
An insider told The Sun : “She read that he’s single again and wanted to say hi and see how he was after the split.
“She loves to message exes after a few drinks, so just before she went back into rehab she sent him a few late night messages after getting his number from a mutual friend.
“She just wants to catch up with him but she was also being a bit cheeky and flirty too.”
It’s not known whether Gareth has responded to any of the alleged messages.
Former Pop Idol star Gareth was just 17 when he enjoyed a night of passion with Katie in 2002.
While Katie came clean about their encounter, Gareth at first denied anything ever happened between them.
Katie was pregnant with Harvey, her son with ex-Manchester Utd star Dwight Yorke at the time and the fling was eventually made public when Gareth was caught on CCTV sneaking out of her hotel room.
Last year Gareth revealed the scandal made him reconsider fame.
“It wasn’t the reason I wanted to be a pop star. There are stars out there who are out there for the wrong reasons. I wanted to be recognised for my talent,” he said.
“I denied the whole Jordan thing because I was 17, I didn’t want my family to find out about my sex life. If I hadn’t of lied it wouldn’t have been a big deal, my family, friends and fans wouldn’t have felt as let down I guess,” he added.
Gareth later found love with Corrie star Faye Brookes.
The couple met when they appeared together in Legally Blonde: The Musical in 2012 but called time on their six year romance in September this year.