The glamour model, who exited the Australian jungle earlier today, also said that she has no regrets about returning to the show.
"My number one reason for leaving was that I missed the kids so much. I will never ever leave them again for this long, although it's a week before I leave here, I have Skype and can see and talk to them," she said.
"Also, the whole place reminded me of Pete from the moment I woke up, the afternoon to the moment I went to sleep, every second it was Pete, Pete, Pete and although they were amazing, happy memories I had in there, I'd lie there and think those good memories are way gone. But then I was still there with constant reminders of Pete, Pete, Pete, Pete."
Speaking at the Versace hotel, she continued: "I have no regrets, it's the best thing I have done in the last seven months. It was a test to see how emotionally strong I was. We met on TV and it was something I had to do and I'm so grateful I got that opportunity."
Price also insisted that she enjoyed her time on the programme, describing the process as "punishment I needed".
"I enjoyed it because I kind of like to torture myself. It was like, it's as if that is the punishment I needed. Not that I needed punishment but with all what happened, it's like I really got it in there with the trials, the emotion. I felt like I was punished in there," she added.
"So the whole experience was very weird and emotionally up and down. Although I didn't show it. It's made me realise I can't satisfy anyone else, I have to satisfy myself. Life is too short. I thought about the year, all the people that have died and I'm not going to be a yes, yes, yes person. I may be a product but I'm not going to be pulled here, there and everywhere. I've got to realise it's me, my kids.
"At the end of the day, take everything away, all what's left would be me and my kids, my family and friends. And that is worth more to me than big houses, cars, money, because you've always got that unit. I found out it was important before, but it's made me realise that it is so much more important to me than anything."
I'm A Celebrity... continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV1.