Saturday 3 December 2016

Inside Kerry Katona's home as TV3 viewers 'fall in love' with star's honesty

Published 05/10/2016 | 12:06

Kerry Katona is fond of positive quotes. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona is fond of positive quotes. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona's extensive shoe collection but she admits she;'s "sh**e" at walking in heels. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry washes the dishes. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona's home. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
The family are fond of labels. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy

Kerry Katona discussed everything from her marriage breakdown to her struggles with depression on Tuesday night's episode of Livin' With Lucy and viewers were quick to praise the star's honest and down-to-earth nature.

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From the six bedroom home in Surrey that she rents, Kerry offered TV3 viewers a glimpse into her life as a mother-of-five and didn't hesitate in holding anything back.

The family sit around the table for dinner. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
The family sit around the table for dinner. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy

"I'm too open and too honest and I'll tell you my life story within three minutes," she told Lucy.

From opening up about her depression, to speaking about her bankruptcy, marriage breakdowns and living with fame from the age of 16, Lucy had some straightforward chats with Kerry as they cooked, shopped and headed out on the town together.

While the tabloids have been quick to paint Kerry as a bad mother in the past due to her "wild partying ways" viewers saw that her children were well-mannered, polite and charming. And the Loose Women panelist made sure they stuck to their responsibilities, at one stage she urged daughter Molly (16) to go outside and clean up her dog's "sh*t".

"If you want a dog you have to look after it," she said as Molly quickly rushed outside to clean up her 10-week-old puppy's mess.

However, her two oldest daughters revealed to Lucy that it's not always easy having famous parents.

"I used to tell people my mum was a lawyer called Katie," said Molly, "but the lie was too hard to keep up".

Viewers took to Twitter to praise the show for painting Kerry in an honest light. They saw her caring side as she fussed over pregnant Lucy, shared a bed and enjoyed a night out as if they've been friends for years.

Kerry even revealed how ex-husband Brian McFadden proposed: “Brian asked me to marry him three weeks after we met; it was dead romantic, how he asked me to marry him. He invited me over to Ireland to meet his family, we flew over, and I went to meet his mom and his dad. And after we finally got to the house we were staying in and I thought thank god for that, I’ve just come from Japan.

The family sit around the table for dinner. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
The family sit around the table for dinner. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy

“He said ‘come on I want to take you somewhere else, I’ve got one more trip’, and we pulled up to this castle, Doe Castle in Donegal, and he said ‘do you know why I’ve brought you here, this is where my granddad proposed to my nan and they were married all their lives’. And he got down on his knee and he opened a box and there was a ring, just a round ring and it was white and gold with five diamonds in it, he asked me to marry him and I just said yes.”

Speaking about her experience with Kerry, Lucy said: "I think people will like her, she is older and wiser. Anytime she is caught out partying it is heavily publicised, but those nights are very few and far between."

Lilly McFadden chats to Lucy Kennedy about her dad Brian. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Lilly McFadden chats to Lucy Kennedy about her dad Brian. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona's home. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona's home. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry washes the dishes. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry washes the dishes. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
The family are fond of labels. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
The family are fond of labels. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Lucy Kennedy relaxed in Kerry Katona's massage chair. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Lucy Kennedy relaxed in Kerry Katona's massage chair. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy
Kerry Katona's extensive shoe collection but she admits she;'s
Kerry Katona's extensive shoe collection but she admits she;'s "sh**e" at walking in heels. Pic: TV3 / Livin' With Lucy

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