Kerry Katona attempts to make peace after offensive Brian McFadden comments

The Atomic Kitten star wants to clear the air with her ex-husband and father to her two eldest daughters.

Kerry Katona attends the Balsan and Chapel menswear preview at Neighborhood At The Avenue on November 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by carla speight/Getty Images)
Kerry Katona wants to clear the air with ex Brian McFadden for the sake of their children. (Getty Images)

Kerry Katona has said she wants to clear the air after calling her ex-husband Brian McFadden a "s*** dad".

The former Atomic Kitten singer was married to the Westlife star between 2002 and 2004 and they are parents to Molly, 21, and Lilly-Sue, 20.

Katona wrote in her OK! magazine column: "I really want to clear things up after recent headlines about me calling my ex Brian McFadden a 's*** dad' in a podcast.

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"I was with him a million years ago and wish nothing but the best for him and his family. I wasn’t saying it in a bad way or to be vindictive.

"While he wasn’t a good father to Molly and Lilly, he’s now grown up and is an amazing dad to his daughter Ruby.

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"I don’t want to cause awkwardness between my girls and their dad and wish him the best.

"I’m true to myself and my story, and he’s part of that. I don’t want to be nasty. I’m on a different journey now."

The 42-year-old reality star recently told Ellie McKay's On A Mission Podcast: "I didn't get maintenance money off Brian.

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner, Kerry McFadden with her husband, Westlife star, Bryan McFadden, their children, Molly one (R) and Lilly, two, (L), at a photocall at a Dublin hotel, after the couple arrived back in Ireland following Kerry's victory in the celebrity popularity contest.
Kerry Katona and first husband Brian McFadden in 2004 with daugters Molly and Lilly-Sue. (PA Images/Alamy)

"I signed a piece of paper saying, 'you can keep your money, give me me kids'.

"I said look if you don't want me, you don't love me, I don't want your money, just give me half the money from the house that we sell, and I will sign a piece of paper, just give me my kids. I signed the piece of paper, I got the kids, and he f***ed off to Australia."

She added: "He was a s*** dad, he was a s*** dad.

Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson attend the National Film Awards 2019 at Porchester Hall in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Brian McFadden has a daughter with fiancee Danielle Parkinson. (Getty Images)

"I think that really bothers the two girls especially now because he is a great dad with Ruby."

McFadden, 43, now has two-year-old daughter Ruby with PE teacher fiancee Danielle Parkinson who he has been dating since 2016.

He was also married to Irish model Vogue Williams for three years before they separated in 2015.

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden attend Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards on May 21, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden married in 2012 and split in 2015. (Getty Images)

Katona went on to marry taxi driver Mark Croft in 2007, with whom she had daughter Heidi, 16, and son Max, 15.

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Katona and Croft broke up in 2009 and briefly reconciled before divorcing in 2011.

In 2014 she married ex-rugby league player George Kay, father to her daughter Dylan-Jorge, nine. Katona and Kay split in 2015 and he died from a drugs overdose in 2019 aged 37.