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Siobhan Macdonald

Kerry Katona is freezing her eggs to avoid ‘robbing’ her partner of the chance to be a dad

Kerry Katona has revealed she is freezing her eggs so her partner Ryan Mahoney has the option to father his own children if he wishes.

Appearing on Tuesdays instalment of Loose Women, Kerry opened up about her plans to expand her family. The Atomic Kitten star, who is mum to five children, welcomed her first child Molly-Marie McFadden in 2001 with ex husband Brian McFadden.

She later welcomed daughter Lilly-Sue with the Westlife star, before having Heidi and Maxwell with ex-husband Mark Croft. She also has a daughter Dylan-Jorge with late ex-husband George Kay.

Speaking to the panelists on the ITV show, Kerry said: "The thing is my other half is eight years younger than me, I can still pull them love!

"He has no children of his own and me and the kids are enough for him, more than enough for him, and he’s happy with that. But I also don’t want to rob him of that option.’

Kerry says she's content right now (Kerry Katona Instagram)

She continued: "Things might change in the future, I’m 42, I know I’ve not got much time left, there might not be that many eggs left anyway. Boiled, scrambled, fried, you pick I don’t know.

"So I think getting them frozen, and having that option there – I’d never carry a child again because I nearly died with DJ, DJ did die, she’s alive now – I think that’s my body saying enough is enough, but having the option there, to have a surrogate, you know, it’s there."

This comes after Katona and Mahoney revealed they had taken the first steps in their surrogacy journey last year. The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner revealed that she wanted to expand her family, and welcome her sixth child.

She previously explained that she is ‘physically unable’ to carry another pregnancy after a ‘traumatic’ birth with her fifth child, daughter Dylan-Jorge, with the couple turning to other options.


During an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch, the couple shared that they have an appointment to check Katona’s eggs out. "In fact, we have got an appointment tomorrow about getting my eggs harvested,’ she told the host.

"That is the next step, and that is as far as we are going."

This comes after the former popstar opened up about a tragic miscarriage she suffered in 2017 after splitting from ex husband George Kay. Speaking to OK! about her family plans, Kerry said: "I’m not ruling out having more children, I definitely wouldn’t carry one but I’d definitely have a surrogate. In fact, I have a meeting soon to speak about my eggs. I want to freeze them.

"Nothing is set in stone. Ryan has to get his sperm checked and I have to see if I have enough eggs. I haven’t fallen pregnant in four-and-a-half years with Ryan, so it will be interesting to see what happens after our meeting. I’ve always been fertile but I’m getting older now. We’re not putting any pressure on it. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

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