Saturday 20 April 2019

'Vogue didn't have the time of day for me' - Kerry Katona says relationship with Brian McFadden has finally improved

Brian McFadden and ex-wife Vogue Williams, left, Kerry Katona, right
Brian McFadden and ex-wife Vogue Williams, left, Kerry Katona, right
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams in Dublin in 2013
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden attend the Lavazza marquee on Crown Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden
Guests attend the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2012 at The K Club, Co. Kildare
Brian McFadden and Kerrry McFadden attend the annual "Silverstone Grand Prix Ball 2004" at Stowe House
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden in 2013
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Kerry Katona said that Vogue Williams "wouldn't give her the time of day" when she was married to Brian McFadden.

Vogue and Brian were married for three years before divorcing in 2017 and in recent months, Kerry, who was married to Brian from 2002 to 2004, hasn't shied away from speaking publicly about her ex-husband's other famous ex-wife.

"I wouldn't say I'm really close to Brian but it has taken us a hell of a long time to get to where we've got to. I think what has helped me massively is his current girlfriend Danielle Parkinson," she told the Daily Star's TV Life magazine. "She's lovely, whereas his exes wouldn't give me the time of day, even though I'm the mother of his children."

Brian was previously engaged to Australian singer Delta Goodrem for seven years, whom Kerry says also had an issue with her.

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden

"When you're in a relationship with somebody, you have got to respect their wishes which obviously Brian has respected exes Vogue and Delta's wishes, whereas now his girlfriend is so understanding and totally gets it," she added.

In January, Kerry said her eldest daughters Molly and Lilly "aren't keen" on Vogue. Katona and McFadden had a famously tumultuous break-up and would often sling insults at one another in the press before privately burying the hatchet in 2010 and are determined to keep things civil for their children.

Back in 2007, the former Westlife singer said his daughters are the only reason their romance lasted as long as it did.

"If we hadn't had kids, the marriage wouldn't have lasted as long as it did," he said. "I was too young to understand what having kids meant. Having a child was like getting a dog."

Earlier this month, the former Atomic Kitten singer said McFadden was "definitely the love of my life". She is currently taking part in E4 reality series Celebs Go Dating and in the first interview for the show, she explained her trouble with romance began when her first marriage ended.

"I think the only time I was really in love was probably with my first husband and I look back at that and think I was so young. Was it puppy love? Brian was definitely the love of my life out of all three. It kind of went downhill from there really. When he left me, I wanted to belong," she said.

She explained, while crying: "So when my first husband left, it was a massive trigger. I felt a failure as a wife and as a mum. I didn’t want my kids to have a broken home. I want someone to hold my hand, I want someone to spoon me and support me. I’ve never found that."

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