Kerry’s shock out­burst sparks fears over ‘dou­ble life’

While Kerry Ka­tona looked happy and healthy on hol­i­day with new boyfriend Ryan, friends fear that she’s cov­er­ing up her in­ner strug­gles

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue - By Lily Smith

She ap­peared care­free and loved-up while frol­ick­ing on a beach with new boyfriend Ryan Ma­honey in Thai­land last week. And an on­looker who spot­ted Kerry Ka­tona and Ryan – whom she met on dat­ing app Bum­ble in July – told Closer, “They looked re­ally loved-up. Kerry is clearly smit­ten with Ryan and was en­joy­ing ev­ery mo­ment.”

But just days ear­lier, the mum of five sparked con­cern among fans af­ter blast­ing her first hus­band, Brian Mcfad­den, her for­mer Atomic Kit­ten band­mates, and even her own chil­dren at a PA at the Ea­gle Lon­don bar. Kerry turned up to the club dressed in skintight PVC trousers, a top slashed to her waist and pink and pur­ple hair. Speak­ing about be­ing un­lucky in love, Kerry called Brian “the fat Westlifer”, and asked the au­di­ence, “Do you all know my hus­bands? Cos

I haven’t got a f***ing clue.”


Kerry split from Brian, 38 – fa­ther to Molly, 17, and Lilly­sue, 15 – in 2004, af­ter four years of mar­riage. She went on to wed cab­bie Mark Croft in 2007 and had Heidi, 11, and Max­well, 10, with him, be­fore split­ting in 2011. She then tied the knot with third hus­band Ge­orge Kay, 38 – her child­hood sweet­heart and fa­ther to fiveyear-old daugh­ter DJ – in 2014 be­fore part­ing ways last year.

Con­tin­u­ing her shock­ing out­burst, she said, “Hon­estly, I’ve got five kids. They go, ‘Mummy, who’s my daddy?’ ‘Well I don’t know, go Google it! I’ve got five kids – I don’t even like kids.”

She also tore into her old band­mates, Liz Mcclarnon, 37, and Natasha Hamil­ton, 36, say­ing, “Have any of you

heard of Atomic Kit­ten? Sorry I got it wrong, have any of you heard of a band called Toxic C***s? Be­lieve it or not, I was a mem­ber of that band un­til they kicked me out.”

Kerry later ad­dressed the night on In­sta­gram, in­sist­ing, “I was per­form­ing at an over18 gay bar! I wasn’t hav­ing a go at any­body, I was telling jokes.”


But the wild night came just a week af­ter bipo­lar Kerry, who has a his­tory of drink and drug abuse, ad­mit­ted to her 300,000 In­sta­gram fol­low­ers that she was still strug­gling with her men­tal health. Now in­sid­ers fear that Kerry could be lead­ing some kind of dou­ble life.

A source says, “Kerry is for­ever post­ing in­spir­ing quotes and say­ing how happy she is and how pos­i­tive she feels – but in­side, she’s strug­gling. She con­stantly makes digs about the fa­thers of her chil­dren, and friends won­der if that’s be­cause of her own trou­bled child­hood. Kerry brings up how bad her own mum, Sue, was – the bad men she dated and her drug tak­ing – at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity, and it’s like she can’t let it go.

“Kerry’s se­cretly wor­ried that if she doesn’t let go of the past, it will ruin her ro­mance with Ryan. When she acts er­rat­i­cally like this, he doesn’t like it and sees a dif­fer­ent side to her – butk­erry wants to be per­fect for him.

“On the out­side, she says she feels good and pos­i­tive, but there’s a dou­ble life go­ing on – in­side, she’s still an­gry and bit­ter about her past. But at nearly 40, and a mother of five her­self, her friends feel it’s time for her to let it go.


“Kerry tries to put on a brave face to the out­side world, but be­hind closed doors, she strug­gles. She spends time in her bed­room cry­ing and has days when she can’t func­tion.”

But one thing Kerry is happy about is her fig­ure, say sources. She lost 2st us­ing her friend, RHOC star Ampika Pick­ston’s Skinny Revo­lu­tion weight­loss in­jec­tions last win­ter in com­bi­na­tion with a health-kick.

The star has kept toned with Crossfit and yoga, as well as cut­ting out booze and eat­ing a mostly ve­gan diet. Per­sonal trainer Ryan, 30, has been sup­port­ing her healthy new life­style, too. The source adds, “Hav­ing a PT boyfriend is keep­ing her mo­ti­vated and Ryan is su­per-healthy. Kerry knows ex­er­cise is so im­por­tant for her men­tal health, and be­ing slim and feel­ing good has boosted her self-es­teem, which is un­der­stand­ably frag­ile af­ter all she’s been through.

“Kerry had a ter­ri­ble time with Ge­orge – their di­vorce is still rum­bling on and caus­ing her a lot of anx­i­ety. Hav­ing a break with Ryan was just what she needed. It’s rare Kerry has time away from her chil­dren, but she’s rel­ish­ing the chance to have adult time with Ryan and en­joy a re­lax­ing hol­i­day, like any young cou­ple. Kerry says Ryan isn’t like the other men she’s been with – he’s a down-to-earth guy who wants a sim­ple life. She hopes he’s here to stay and feels it’s time she had some hap­pi­ness.”


… and even took a swipe at her chil­dren

She slammed first hus­band Brian in a drunken PA last week…

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