Kerry Katona 'heartbroken' at daughter Molly's upcoming move to Dublin to live with grandparents
KERRY Katona has revealed she is "absolutely heartbroken" about her eldest child's decision to move to Dublin to live with Brian McFadden's parents Mairead and Brendan.
Last month, the former Westlife star spoke about how his daughter Molly (15) was planning to relocate to his parents' house in Artane in order to concentrate on her studies.
His ex-wife Kerry has now broken her silence about her daughter's decision to move to Brian's hometown and said that it has hit her hard.
"I'll be absolutely heartbroken. I have had a few down days about it already," she said.
Far from following her parents into the world of showbiz, her daughter has her heart set on studying medicine at college and Kerry reckons that a year in Ireland would help with her marks.
She will start school here in September.
"Molly wants to be a surgeon. She wants to get really good grades in her GCSEs so she's going to Ireland to do a transition year," Kerry said.
"This will give her an extra year of biology and sciences. But I don't want to be the one holding my daughter back from furthering her education. She is my first-born. Knowing Molly, she will be back every weekend."
Asked about how she reckoned Molly would handle being away from home, she said she believed she will be "massively homesick".
"But I've told her that I think that it's the right thing to do. Her mind is like a sponge and just soaks everything up," she said.
Kerry paid tribute in an interview with OK! Magazine to Brian's parents and said that they will "dote on her" and take good care of her while she is with them.
"I told her that if she didn't do it she could live to regret it. I don't want her to have a life full of regrets," she said. "If she doesn't like it, she can always come back home."
The mum-of-five, who lives in Sussex, has two children from her short marriage to McFadden, Molly and Lily Sue (14).
They married in 2002 but split two years later, with their divorce finalised in 2006.