KATIE Price was spotted walking for the first time in four months as she took her first steps on holiday in the Maldives.
Katie, 42, was told she was facing 18 months of rehabilitation before she could fully recover after breaking both feet in Turkey.
But she inched closer to being mobility-scooter free today when she tested her fragile feet in the paradise islands with the help of boyfriend Carl Woods.
The loved-up couple are currently on a luxury break where Katie has been making use of the five star facilities and hitting the gym every day to aid her recovery.
A source told The Sun: "Katie is undergoing three hours of intensive hydrotherapy rehabilitation a day and has been in the gym every day.
"She defies all odds as doctors told her she wouldn't walk for two years and is almost there with her recovery.
"Carl's love and support has clearly been the best medicine."
Her rep added: "We're delighted to see Katie's making these positive strides however this was a split second of testing the waters and wearing her orthopedic boots that give full support.
"Indeed it looks like Katie's walking but this is not unaided as she's wearing her orthopedic boots and Carl is standing close by for support.
"Katie is however preparing to take her official first steps on the green light from her surgical team. This will be unaided without the use of her orthopedic boots."
Katie said she was on a work trip when she spoke via Skype at her bankruptcy hearing today.
And she revealed she has extended the trip by a week to ensure she gets the content she needs for her new travel Instagram page.
"Katie and Carl are having such an amazing time in the Maldives they're adding an extra week onto the trip – they're staying out for another seven days now," a source exclusively told The Sun Online.
"It rained and ruined some shooting days for their YouTube filming so they're saying it's work reasons keeping them out there."
A representative for Katie told us: "Katie and Carl have extended their stay.
"Katie has been told by her medical team to take regular hydro therapy (swimming) as it's non weight bearing, aiding her recovery both physically and mentally.
"The family circle support her in this as want for the best outcome in Katie’s recovery program."
The star has faced a turbulent 2020 after she shattered both her feet on holiday in Turkey, which has left her largely wheelchair-bound.
Katie was officially declared bankrupt last November – but has been on six holidays since.
A judge ordered her to appear before a court after an anonymous source tipped off officials that she was living a glamorous life.
Today, the model told the court: "I appreciate I haven’t been easy to contact. I have been places physically and emotionally.”
However, she's currently enjoying the sunshine on a 'baby-making break' with boyfriend Carl.
Katie has shared a series of snaps from the glam resort on her Instagram – telling fans she's "peaceful".
Under one photo of her on a boat with Carl, she said: "It feels so amazing to finally be happy and settled."
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