The pair’s rocky marriage, which began in 2013, was hit by revelations that he had cheated on her with her friend Jane Pountney and their children’s nanny. They eventually split as a result and are understood to be divorcing.
Now, Hayler has given an interview to New! Magazine where he claims that he could never live up to ‘the love of Price’s life’, her ex-husband Peter Andre, and alleges abusive behaviour during their relationship.
He told the magazine: “The relationship wasn’t what it seemed. It was all very fake, it’s hard to be with someone who wants to make money off everything.
“I’m not what she painted me out to be and people saw the truth on (reality show) My Crazy Life.
“She dug at me, treated me like a b***h and talked to me like s***.”
However, it wasn’t just the insults that stung for Hayler – he says that Andre, who Price was married to from 2005 to 2009, was put on a pedestal by Price.
The former stripper continued: “She always said if it wasn’t for her celeb lifestyle, the reality shows and stuff, her and Peter probably would have lasted.
“He was the love of her life and no one can compete with that.”
Hayler and Price have two children together, Bunny and Jett, and Price has two more children with Andre – Princess and Junior – as well as son Harvey with former footballer Dwight Yorke.
After it was revealed that Hayler had had a seven-month affair with Price’s former best friend Pountney, he went into therapy for sex addiction.
But during the New! interview, he accused his estranged wife of having cheated on him before they finally split.
He said: “In my opinion, there were definitely other men towards the end.
“All the partying, not coming home, she would totally disappear and not come back.”