'Kian's simply jealous of my ex Brian's Boyzlife plans with Keith', says Vogue
Published 28/03/2016 | 07:27
Vogue Williams has defended ex-husband Brian McFadden, saying Kian Egan is jealous of his Boyz-life idea.
Voice of Ireland judge Egan was less than impressed with McFadden's plans to join forces with Keith Duffy for a live tour.
Egan said McFadden was in Westlife for only four years, and it was "aggravating and really unfair on the fans" as people mistakenly assumed Westlife were uniting with Boyzone.
But Williams (30), who was married to McFadden for three years, has hit back at Egan, saying he has his facts wrong.
"It was actually six years and, without doubt, the most successful period for the band, including 12 number one singles," she said.
"Westlife only enjoyed a further two number one singles after Brian left."
"Kian was pretty vocal in his attack. Thinking Brian doesn't have the right to use the Westlife name is, frankly, just plain stupid."
Williams also said Egan may simply be jealous of McFadden's plans.
"I suspect that Kian may have a case of the green-eyed monster," she said.
"In fairness to Kian, I'd be raging too if I hadn't thought of the idea myself, seeing how successful it's been."
She added that she and many of her friends were going to see Boyzlife when they hit the road soon, and was more than happy to save a spot for Egan too.
The model and reality star also insisted that she did not have the knives out for Egan, but said he needed to take a "reality check".
"I've met Kian and I do like him. I'd say the exact same thing to his face," she said. "This isn't an attack, but I think Kian needs to get a grip and wish Brian and Keith all the best for the tour," she wrote in the Sunday World.
The Mission Survive star added that while people might say she's biased in her views due to her marriage to McFadden and their "continued friendship", Egan hadn't held back with his comments.
She and McFadden were married in Italy in September 2012 and announced their separation last July, but insist they remain firm friends.