Brian McFadden and Kerry Katona’s daughter Lily admits their divorces left her ‘cynical’ about marriage

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Brian McFadden and Kerry Katona‘s daughter Lily is opening up about growing up with famous parents.

Brian and Kerry were married from 2002 until 2006 and share daughters Molly and Lilly, who are now both in their 20s.

20-year-old Lily spoke to the Daily Mail and  admitted her parent’s divorces have lowered the appeal of marriage for her.

Kerry has been married three times- firstly to Brian, then to taxi driver Mark Croft from 2007 until 2011, and then to former rugby league player George Kay from 2014 to 2017. She is currently engaged to fitness trainer Ryan Mahoney. While Brian has been married twice, firstly to Kerry, then tying the knot with model Vogue Williams in 2012 before separating in 2017. He is currently engaged to PE teacher Danielle Parkinson.

When asked what she learned from her parents, Lily joked: “Not to get married!”

“Personally, I’m not a ‘marriage girl’ I never have been and it’s no reflection on my mum, it’s a bit of an inside joke.”

lily McFadden and Kerry Katona

Lily also admitted that she saw Brian and Vogue’s separation as proof “people change and can grow apart from their partner.”

Continuing: “I want a wedding because I want to wear a big dress and all the gifts, but I studied law at college, and it may sound really cynical but it’s just a legal contract. It’s always seemed odd to me that to prove your love for someone you should sign a piece of paper that’s legally binding. For me I just need to trust that they will stay.”

Adding: “We never stop growing and unfortunately some people grow apart and that’s the reality of life so why would I want to pay all the divorce lawyers and go through that?”

“I just want my future relationships to be healthy and if we grow and change… why make it harder? I want a wedding just not the marriage.”

Kerry Katona, Brian McFadden
Pic: VIP Ireland

The Panto star also spoke about the realities of growing up with her parents in the spotlight, sharing how there were incredible experiences, but also a lot of negativity.

“We were so blessed because we had amazing experiences… I’ll never forget when they closed down Peppa Pig World for us all to go there. But there are downsides.”

“People always have something to say, and nothing is secret, life is an open book, all that… but I’ve got thick skin.”

“It’s never really bothered me because people will say to me ‘your mum is a s**g’ or something like that and I’m like ‘yeah, fair play… we’ll go and cry about it in the Lamborghini!'” she said.


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