Brian McFadden's daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue are all grown up in appearance with Kerry Katona
Published 13/05/2016 | 09:31
It's hard to believe it was 15 years ago that Brian McFadden and Kerry Katona were love's young dream.
The former Westlife singer and reality tv star were married for four years before splitting in 2006 and welcomed their daughters Molly and Lilly Sue in 2001 and 2003.
And their two girls might only be entering secondary school, but they're already accustomed to life in the spotlight with two famous parents. The girls joined their mother Kerry Katona for a recent appearance on ITV's Loose Women, both showing off their unique personalities as they had an uncomfortable chat about personal issues on the popular show.
Lilly-Sue (13), who bears a striking resemblance to Brian's sister Susan, put on a united front with big sister Molly (14) and their mother as she opened up about battling bipolar disorder and addiction.
"I’ve been very open with them, I’ve been very open with my cocaine addiction," Kerry explained. "I’ve shown them the video [of me taking cocaine], which is also about depression and bipolar. You have highs and lows, there is nothing in between for me. It's all or nothing.'
"They’ve seen a lot and I’m so grateful they’ve turned out so amazing. I'm so proud of them that they're strong enough and confident enough to come on tv and talk about it."
Molly, who is the eldest of Kerry's four children, said she had to "grow up quickly" due to her mother's illness.
"She wants to do everything all at the same time. She goes crazy but in a good way," she said.
"It's a lot easier to talk about it now were older as we're independent. I'll get up in the morning and make the kids breakfast, because either mum is busy or she having a bad day."
The girls were widely praised for their brave and frank discussion.