Brian McFadden has lamented over the fact he missed out on the childhood moments of his two grown up daughters that he shares with ex-wife Kerry Katona.
Brian went on to get engaged to Australian singer Delta Goodrem, but they split in 2011, then he married Irish model Vogue Williams in 2012, but the divorced in 2017.
He then found love anew with PE teacher Danielle Parkinson, 35, who he popped the question to in 2019 and together they welcomed a daughter in May last year.
Meanwhile Kerry married taxi driver Mark Croft in 2007 and welcomed a daughter named Heidi, 15, and a son named Maxwell, 14, before they divorced in 2011 clearing the path for her to marry late Rugby star George Kay in 2014 with whom she welcomed a daughter named Dylan-Jorge that same year before George died in 2019.
Reflecting on the upbringing of Molly and Lilly-Sue as he prepares to welcome a second child with Danielle, Brian told Closer magazine that he regrets being kept away from his eldest children.
He explained: “I was only a kid myself when I had Molly and Lilly, and I was at the height of my career in Westlife then – we were literally working 365 days a year, and there was no FaceTime so I couldn’t speak to the kids, I could only see them when I came home.”
Brian and Kerry famously fell out following their divorce, but he says they have patched up their differences and he is thrilled to include her other children in his life – and is glad to see her happy now she is engaged to 33-year-old Ryan Mahoney.
Brian said: “It’s very easy to co-parent now our children aren’t kids any more. It was obviously a lot more difficult when they were growing up. Kerry and I didn’t have a very good relationship from the day we broke up until now, really, but it’s been a long time.
“We were only kids when we got together and when we broke up, but we have enough life experience now that we get on with it and there are no problems. There’s no fighting any more.”
He went on: “I’ve got a great relationship with Kerry’s other kids, they’re Molly and Lilly’s siblings so they’re part of my family too.
“Kerry has managed to make it work very, very well and the same to Ryan, he’s been a brilliant father to her two younger children especially.”
Brian went on to explain that Molly and Lilly-Sue may well follow his and Kerry’s footsteps into the world of entertainment.
Molly is currently studying musical theatre at a college in London, while he predicts Lilly-Sue could find herself working in the television world.
And the star also joked if he and Danielle welcome a second daughter, her may unite all four girls to form a girl band.
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