Newly single Kerry turns to BRIAN FOR SUPPORT
Following her ex George Kay’s naked meltdown after the couple’s latest split, stricken mum Kerry Katona leans on ex-hubby Brian McFadden
When Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden walked down the aisle together 15 years ago, it was a match made in pop star heaven. Blonde Kerry was flying high with Atomic Kitten, while Irish singer Brian was adored by Westlife fans. After the couple split in 2006, ending a four-year marriage, Kerry was devastated, and brought up their children, Molly, now 15, and Lilly-Sue, now 14, on her own after Brian moved to Australia.
But the couple became close again over the years, with Kerry, 36, often turning to the former boyband star when she faced her many troubles – and the mum-of-five has had her fair share of difficulties in recent weeks. A month ago, Kerry ended her volatile third marriage to George Kay, also 36, after a string of rows, but his behaviour grew increasingly erratic.
Last week, it was revealed, he was discovered naked on a house roof in Liverpool, and it took two hours for police to talk him down.
And, as she deals with the emotional fallout of calling time on the difficult relationship, she has been calling Brian, 37, for support to help her through it.
‘Kerry trusts Brian’s advice more than anyone’s, even though they have had their feuds in the past,’ says a friend. ‘He does care deeply for her welfare, and he wants to be there for her so their children can see that he still cares.
‘Brian has been constantly advising and supporting Kerry, because he knows that, when she is in a bad place like this, she needs him more than ever.’
However, the Irish singer does not hold back from giving his opinion on Kerry’s ex.
‘Brian keeps assuring her things will get better, but she needs to be very strong and cut George out completely,’ continues the pal.
Kerry’s relationship with George, who she married in 2014, has been unstable over the years. They rekindled their romance in October after an 11-month separation, following allegations of assault.
In 2015, George was charged with assault by beating and possessing a banned weapon – for allegedly using a Taser – but
‘When Kerry’s in a bad place, she needs Brian’
Pictured in 2004, Kerry still shares a bond with her ex