KATIE Price called Carl Woods her 'soul mate' as he carried her to lunch after dropping marriage hints.
The 42-year-old star looked smitten with Carl, 31, as they enjoyed a romantic meal in Essex yesterday.
Katie puckered up to the former Love Island star, who dressed in a black t-shirt and shades, as they waited for their food to be served.
The mum-of-four and her beau sat outside in the sunshine with Katie opting to wear a black blouse and blue jeans.
The star's feet were wrapped in protective foot casts after her recent fall in Turkey.
But Carl was on hand to hoist Katie in and out of his car as she clutched her mobile phone.
Katie, who has been dating Carl for three months, has taken to calling herself "Katie Woods".
She is even getting a special numberplate made for her new car that reads "K WOODS".
A source told The Sun last night: "Nobody would be surprised if they were married by the end of the year."
Katie has made no secret of her desire to get hitched to Carl, even filming the aftermath of a proposal last month that she later insisted was a joke.
Taking a man's surname is a first for the star, who has always been known as Price in public throughout her three marriages.
An insider explained: "Katie's head over heels for him and calls herself 'Katie Woods' all the time.
"She's even getting a numberplate calling her K WOODS to go on new car and scooter next week.
"Nobody would be surprised if they were married by the end of the year."
Katie has been married to Peter Andre, Alex Reid and Kieran Hayler – whom she is currently in the process of divorcing – but never used any of their names.
However, she is very taken with Carl, even sharing the moment that her disabled son Harvey asked him to be his "daddy".
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