HomeCelebritiesInside Kerry Katonas turbulent relationship history – from bankruptcy, drugs and violence
Inside Kerry Katonas turbulent relationship history – from bankruptcy, drugs and violence
Former pop star Kerry Katona is set to get hitched to the 32-year-old Ryan Mahoney in a Vegas ceremony next year. But a source has told new she can’t help but worry “she will be left heartbroken” for the fourth time.
However, Kerry’s unlucky-in-love past could be the reason for a few pre-wedding jitters – the 43-year-old has been married three times before, with each union ending in heartache.
In fact, it’s no secret that Kerry has been through the wringer with her love life since catapulting to fame as one third of Atomic Kitten in 1998. Her first marriage to Brian McFadden, who famously cheated on her with a lap dancer on his stag do, lasted just four years.
After calling it quits with Brian she married her mum’s “drug dealer” Mark Croft in 2007 in a Gretna Green ceremony. He reportedly slept with a former flame in the days following their engagement and by the end of their marriage had left Kerry bankrupt.
Kerry, who is mum to Molly, 22, Lilly, 20, Heidi, 16, Max, 15, and nine-year-old Dylan-Jorge, then began trying to rebuild her life, and met George Kay in 2013.
She tied the knot with the former rugby league player in 2014, before they separated in 2017. George passed away in July 2019 from a cocaine overdose, but it later emerged that behind closed doors he was violent towards Kerry – even when she was pregnant with their child, which she spoke about in memoir, Kerry Katona: Whole Again.
“Even as my stomach grew, he would push me over, kick me and spit in my face,” she wrote. “Soon after he’d apologise, tell me how much he loved me and gently let me know it was all my fault because I pushed his buttons. And then I’d be the one who was apologising.”
However, now the star has thankfully met 'the one' in professional fitness trainer Ryan, previously telling OK! she is determined to have a happy ending.
"Me and Ryan are very laid-back and I’m sure when it does happen, it’ll be very last minute," she said when talking about their upcoming wedding plans.
"It will definitely be Vegas in an Elvis church. We might be planning for November, but there’s nothing set in stone. I’ve said to everybody, 'If you want to come, come'. I’m not organising a sit-down celebration. I’ll tell them where it is and they can come, but I’d be happy just with me, Ryan and the kids."