Kerry Katona on her ex-husband Brian McFadden: 'If someone falls out of love with you there's nothing you can do'
Kerry Katona has revealed she might still be married to ex-husband Brian McFadden if not for one fateful episode of Loose Women.
The mother-of-four was married to the Irish singer for four years and they have two children together - Molly (16) and Lilly Sue (14). After their split in 2006, McFadden became involved with Australian singer Delta Goodrem and they were together for seven years, before eventually calling it quits in 2011.
While McFadden has consistently denied he was unfaithful with Goodrem, Katona said she "may still be married" if she went with him to record their Almost Here duet, instead of appearing on the ITV chat show. Now a regular panellist, she was reminiscing about her time on the programme, which marked its 18th anniversary earlier this week.
"I was Kerry McFadden married to Brian when I first appeared on Loose Women aged 22," she said. "It was always my Brian this and that, and then one day Brian said to me, 'I’m recording a new single with someone called Delta Goodrem, come with me'. And I was like, 'I can’t come, I’m on Loose Women'.
"Imagine if I didn't, I’d still be married. You ruined my life Loose Women," she laughed.
But she made a heartbreaking revelation that after a certain point, their marriage was doomed. "If someone falls out of love with you there’s nothing you can do."
Their relationship was tumultuous and after their split, things became even more heated between the pair who often took their issues with each other public. "If we hadn't had kids, the marriage wouldn't have lasted as long as it did," Brian said back in 2007.
"I was too young to understand what having kids meant. Having a child was like getting a dog."
More recently, he said he regrets moving so far away from his children in Australia and now divides his time between Dublin and London.
"I always felt on edge, because I was so far away," he tol VIP Magazine in 2015. "And even doing the work I was doing, it all felt a bit manic. In London, I've a bit more routine with my music and tv show. Family have always been my number one, but I guess I made selfish decisions like work-wise living in Australia."
"Maybe I should have taken a job closer to family. I guess I always put my career before my family and friends. Not anymore though. I wouldn't live in Australia or America again because it's too far away from the girls."
Katona recently split with third husband George Kay and has two more children Heidi Elizabeth (10) and Maxwell (nine), while McFadden is dating PE teacher Danielle Parkinson after splitting with second wife Vogue Williams in 2015 after less than three years of marriage.