Kieran Hayler ''cried like a baby'' as Katie Price gave birth.

The former glamour model's on-off stripper husband was present at the birth of his daughter on Monday (04.08.14) and was reportedly in floods of tears when the 36-year-old star underwent an emergency caesarean section after going into labour two weeks early.

A close friend of Katie's told The Sun newspaper: ''When the baby was delivered, Kieran started crying like a baby. She feels the birth of his daughter has made him see the light.

''Kieran proved himself to Katie over the last week. He was dressed in scrubs for the operation and she loved it. She joked that the last time he was in clothes like that was for a stripping routine.''

Despite recent problems in their marriage following the revelation Kieran had been unfaithful with two of his wife's friends, the couple have grown close in recent weeks and Katie - who gave birth to their 11-month-old son Jett eight weeks early - credits her spouse's support for helping her through her pregnancy.

The insider told the newspaper: ''It's only Kieran who has been able to keep her through it all.

''She was so scared about losing the baby. It wasn't a pleasant operation but she was absolutely ecstatic that her little girl was healthy.''

Katie -who is also mother to 12-year-old Harvey, nine-year-old son Junior and seven-year-old Princess from previous relationships - has already posted a tribute to Kieran on her Twitter page.

The cute image shows her as-yet-unnamed daughter clutching at her father's finger and the image is captioned: ''Daddy's little girl :) (sic)''