‘I’m worried I’ll lose ev­ery thing again’

Kerry Ka­tona is feel­ing the strain af­ter ad­mit­ting that her lat­est fi­nan­cial cri­sis could push her back into bankruptcy and rock her fledg­ling ro­mance with Ryan Ma­honey

Closer (UK) - - News - By Joel Cooper

She trans­formed S her life af­ter end­ing her third mar­riage to ex Ge­orge Kay in June 2017, throw­ing her­self into health and fit­ness, and find­ing love with per­sonal trainer Ryan Ma­honey in July.

But sources say Kerry Ka­tona’s new hap­pi­ness could be shaken by the threat of a third bankruptcy.

Last week, the mum of five, 38, re­vealed that 15-year-old daugh­ter Lilly-sue’s school bus ser­vice had been axed by coun­cil bosses, pos­si­bly mean­ing she’d need to fork out £200 a week in taxi bills. Open­ing up about her sit­u­a­tion, Kerry said, “I’ll end up back in bankruptcy if that’s the case. I’m in panic.”

A source re­veals, “Kerry works hard to pro­vide for her fam­ily. She feels like she’s watch­ing ev­ery penny as it is, and doesn’t know how she could af­ford to pay an ex­tra £200 a week.

“She doesn’t want Lilly to

change school, and she al­ways puts her kids’ hap­pi­ness first. But she’s ter­ri­fied of her fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion be­com­ing an is­sue again. There isn’t a pub­lic trans­port alternative for Lilly, so Kerry feels she has no choice.”

STRUG­GLING

The star – who re­vealed on Instagram last week that she was “strug­gling men­tally” and find­ing it hard to sleep – pre­vi­ously filed for bankruptcy in 2008, and again in 2013, only man­ag­ing to work her way out of debt a year ago.

Ear­lier this year, Kerry – who strug­gles with bipo­lar dis­or­der – ex­plained, “I lost my money. I don’t have money now. I un­der­stand why peo­ple kill them­selves. There were times, and there have been times of late, that I think, ‘I can’t cope with this. How am I go­ing to pay their school din­ner money?’”

The in­sider adds, “She’s been wor­ry­ing her­self sick about go­ing back into bankruptcy. It’s af­fected her sleep and put her in a very anx­ious mood.”

It’s been a tough year for Kerry – who shares chil­dren Molly, 17, and Lilly-sue with Brian Mcfadden, Heidi, 11, and Max, ten, with Mark Croft, and Dy­lan-jorge, four, with ex-con­vict Ge­orge. She dra­mat­i­cally left girl­band Atomic Kit­ten dur­ing their UK tour fol­low­ing a rant about band­mate Natasha Hamil­ton, in­fa­mously dub­bing her a “toxic c***” dur­ing a boozy PA.

The source says, “Kerry loved be­ing back in Atomic Kit­ten. She was ex­cited about all the shows and tours in the fu­ture, but that’s gone out the win­dow since her fall­ing out with Natasha. Now she’s un­sure about her next big ca­reer move, and is be­gin­ning to feel worried for the fu­ture.”

And while in­sid­ers pre­vi­ously told Closer that Kerry saw mar­riage and kids with toy­boy Ryan in her fu­ture, the star is ap­par­ently now worried her fi­nan­cial bag­gage could put a strain on their fledg­ling re­la­tion­ship.

FEEL­ING STRAINED

The in­sider adds, “Ryan is very sup­port­ive and Kerry says she is the hap­pi­est she’s been in this re­la­tion­ship. But she would never want to lean on him fi­nan­cially, and she doesn’t want the early days of their ro­mance to be tainted by the stress of her fi­nances.

“She feels she’s found her Mr Right, she doesn’t want any­thing to ruin it.”

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