Model Katie Price's close friend feels that she should dump her boyfriend Alex Reid for good as she needs a strong man around her.
The glamour model is believed to have reconciled with Reid, just weeks after dumping him live on a TV channel but her pals don't believe that he is a strong enough character for her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"Katie needs a man around her, she is always telling us that. But Alex is not the one for her. She needs to find someone else," her friend Phil Turner said.
"She doesn't care about being the bread winner, none of that matters to her. She just needs a real man to dominate her, to take control and stand up to her and look after her. She doesn't need a doormat," he added.
Phil believes Katie only reconciled with Alex because she is finding life without ex-husband Peter very difficult.
"Katie loved Peter and this divorce has been so hard for her," said Phil.
"Katie is one of my closest friends and I will always be here for her. Ultimately, I just want her to be happy."