Former Atomic Kittens star Kerry Katona has been married three times and revealed that she sometimes has to google her exes to remember their relationships.
The singer was married to former Westlife star Brian McFadden in 2002, and separating in 2006, followed by her marriage to Mark Croft in 2007, which ended in 2011, and then marrying George McKay in 2014 and call it quits in 2017. She is now engaged to model Ryan Mahoney.
But the TV personality revealed she struggles to keep up with who is who, mixing which ones are the fathers of her children and having to Google the answer or ask her kids.
Explaining on The Jay Hutton Show, “I have to Google it half the time because I can’t remember who I’ve been married to. I look at my kids and I go ‘who do you belong to?’ It’s dead funny, the kids love it.”
This isn’t the first time Kerry has opened up about her past relationships. Recently revealing she and ex-husband Brian McFadden never co-parented their children, Molly or Lilly Sue, after the split and have only been in the same room once since they went their separate ways in 2006. The former Atomic Kittens singer brought up the topic in a piece for New magazine, and was inspired to do so after seeing Ronan Keating and his ex-wife Yvonne reunite for their daughter Missy’s, 21st birthday party.
Speaking about how she felt seeing pictures from the event she said, “I think it’s nice when parents can work together and get on for the sake of their children, if it was Molly or Lilly’s birthday party, I would feel more than comfortable doing something with them and their dad Brian.”
“The last time they saw me and Brian together was last March, when my auntie died, and that’s actually the first time Lilly has ever seen me and Brian in the same room since we split.”
But as Kerry explained, she and Brian just never parented that way following their split in 2006. With Kerry adding, “If I’m being honest, me and Brian have never co-parented the kids. I’ve been the one to parent them. It’s just always been that way.”
While reflecting on her past marriages, The presenter revealed she and Brian had only been together three weeks before he proposed. But as it turns out that is actually a recurring detail in Kerry’s marriages.
As the I’m a Celeb winner explained, “A lot of it has been a control thing with the men in my life. Brian proposed after three weeks, I think Mark was five weeks and with George it was eight weeks.”
“But there were different levels of control,” she added.
Continuing she said, “Brian’s a typical Irish Catholic man who wants a woman to stay at home, Mark (Croft) was all about the money and George (Key) was so desperate to be famous.”
Words by Slaine McKenna