Kerry Katona Children: How Many Kids Does The TV Star Have?
Kerry Katona rose to fame as part of the famous girl group, The Atomic Kittens. The star has been a regular feature in the press ever since. Her tumultuous relationships, struggles with mental health and drug addiction, and her lifestyle have brought attention to her and made her a prominent figure in the public eye. The singer also made a debut into reality TV as she did shows such as Big Brother, Celebs Go Dating and Dancing on Ice.
Kerry Katona has 5 children, with three fathers. Here’s what you need to know about what life is like in the Katona household.
Atomic Kitten and Westlife on Tour
Kerry’s first marriage began when her group The Atomic Kitten and the popular boyband Westlife went on tour together. Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden hit it off during this time and the pair had a whirlwind romance. Only 3 months later Brian asked her to be his wife.
The engaged couple welcomed the first of Kerry Katona’s children into the world. However, things didn’t end as they started and after two years of marriage the couple decided to divorce in 2004. Unfortunately, the split was messy and Kerry turned to drinks and drugs as she struggled through the divorce. The star has had a lifetime struggle with drug abuse.
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Molly-Marie – 18
Despite the relationship not lasting, the pair have a legacy of two daughters together whom they are both extremely proud of. Kerry had her first child Molly-Marie in 2001 with her partner at the time, Brian McFadden.
Molly-Marie like many of her generation is creating a name for herself within the Instagram and Tik Tok world. The 18-year-old has been praised for her sense of humour and her ability to not take herself too seriously. The daughter of the Westlife star posts videos of spoof makeup tutorials which have been very popular online and have received glowing comments from fans.
@123mollymcIn my drafts from ages ago. Couldn’t stop laughing ##fyp ##ASAP rocky♬ original sound – Nardwuar
Kerry Katona’s proud of her children and sometimes reposts Molly’s videos, praising them for their humour. Katona calls Molly her best friend and they spent three months of lockdown together as the young talent decided to move into her mums with her sibling for the duration.
Molly returned back to Ireland and to her normal routine leaving the mum of 5 struggling with heir separation. The eldest daughter usually lives in Ireland with her father and is a student there.
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Molly recently exchanged messages with a fan on her social media who told eldest daughter Molly she looked like she’d had her lips done. The fan claimed the Tik Tok star must have been watching too much Love Island.
In reply, she revealed she would love to join the ITV2 show to which her mother also encouraged her, claiming it would make the family a lot of money.
Lily-Sue – 17
The Atomic Kitten star’s second eldest daughter Lily-Sue is also making a name for herself in the world of social media. A year after the pair had married the couple had their second daughter together, Lilly-Sue in 2003.
The Westlife singer’s daughter is very active on her social media. She shared pictures of her weight loss journey where she praised weight loss shakes for her results.
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“So, I’ve been on the shakes, raided @fitwithfrankie cupboard, started just doing shakes and whizzy teas for breakfast and felt more energy so started walking everywhere, being more active in general and I can’t believe the difference !!!!!!”
The post was met with controversy as the shakes have been revealed to have been linked with health risks. People worried that her young audience would be influenced by the post. Mum Kerry, who is known for her dieting stints also praised the diet shakes.
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Heidi Croft, 12 and Maxwell Croft, 13
Katona met the former cabbie in 2007 after her split with Brian McFadden. Kerry told a source that she only married Croft because he was her Mum’s dealer and she wanted free drugs. But the pair had two children together, their daughter Heidi Croft and son Maxwell Croft.
Heidi is just 13 years old and seems to be following in the footsteps of her mother. In July this year the 13-year-old appeared on The Voice Kids. Her performance on the show went down well with the judges who turned for her and she chose to join team Paloma Faith.
Maxwell is Katona’s second child with her ex-husband Mark Croft. He is the only son of Kerry’s but he shares a close relationship with his sisters and mum and has recently experimented with pink hair during lockdown.
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Dylan-Jorge Kay – 5
DJ as she is often better known, is the daughter of Kerry’s late husband George Kay and the youngest of Kerry Katona’s children. The couple only had one child together.
Kerry and George married in 2014 and just 5 months after tying the knot they welcomed their daughter Dylan-Jorge together. The pair were married 3 years before they split in 2017.
Late husband George Kay
Tragically, two years after the pair split her ex-husband passed away. On July 6th the 39-year-old was found in a hotel room where he was taken to hospital and shortly after he was pronounced dead.
His death was caused by a suspected drug overdose. The mother of their child was left devastated by his death. George was a former rugby league player for the Warrington Wolves where he played winger and the pair first met when they were teenagers. They met again later in life in Warrington where they struck up their romance.
DJ’s father had struggled with drugs and had also previously declared that he had struggled with a lack of money from his rugby profession. He blamed this for his blackmailing which landed him 3 and a half years in prison.
Kerry was spotted out and about days after the shocking revelation and was seen wearing a badge declaring ‘I’m trying my best’.
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Ryan Mahoney and Kerry Katona’s children
Ryan Mahoney, 31 met the TV personality on Bumble in 2018. The personal trainer popped the question on a holiday to Spain. Kerry has praised Ryan for his role in her children’s lives, referring to him as a father figure for all her five children.
The personal trainer even had the children’s blessing prior to the surprise proposal and Heidi assisted Ryan in choosing the perfect ring.
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The mother of 5 appeared on Loose Women and said:
‘Before, it’s always been about a wedding, I don’t want a wedding, I want a marriage. Ryan’s my partner, my life partner.
‘I feel like this is how it should have been the first time and second… and third time around!
‘The past is the past. Just because I’ve been married and divorced and I’ve got five kids with three dads, doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to be happy… I’m really happy and I’m in love.’
The pair look very loved up and it seems like Kerry has finally found the man of her dreams.