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Siobhan Macdonald

Kerry Katona says Brian McFadden ‘is a better dad to new baby than he was to my kids’

Kerry Katona admits that her ex-husband Brian McFadden “is a better dad now” to his baby girl Ruby than he was to their daughters Molly and Lilly.

Westlife star Brian shares Molly, 21, and Lilly, 19, with Kerry, 42, and welcomed his daughter Ruby in May 2021 with fiancée Danielle Parkinson. This comes after Kerry joked that she 'was so good in bed' that the You Raise Me Up singer proposed within three weeks.

Discussing her feelings about her ex, Kerry, who is also mum to Heidi, 15, Max, 14, and DJ, eight, told OK! : “The older the girls have got, the more of a relationship they’ve had with Brian. That’s not me slagging him off, he’ll admit that himself. He’s a better dad now to Ruby and I think that hurts the girls.

“We all change. He’s older, with more patience, and I feel he is doing it better this time around – which is great. But that doesn’t stop the hurt my girls feel because of that.”

Kerry, who revealed her fury after Katie Price pulled out of bridesmaid duties on her wedding day, opened up about her ex-husband in an explosive interview ahead of the launch of her third autobiography, Kerry Katona: Whole Again.

Kerry reunited with Brian McFadden at the party (Kerry Katona Instagram)

Writing in the book, she also says Molly and Lilly wish they were closer to their dad. “I know for a fact that they wish they were closer to their dad but at this stage in their lives I’m not sure it’s going to happen,” she said.

“Especially as Brian now has a baby daughter, Ruby, with his partner Danielle Parkinson, who I should point out is one of the loveliest women in the world.”

It comes after Kerry and Brian, who tied the knot in 2002 before splitting two years later, reunited in Ireland for Molly’s 21st birthday.

She wrote in her column at the time: “Obviously, me and Brian were reunited at the party and it was nice to see him. And I felt quite emotional seeing Lilly and Molly with their dad because I’ve never seen it before.

Kerry pictured with her daughters at Molly's 21st birthday (Kerry Katona Instagram)

"It was really lovely to watch. It was a brilliant night and I loved being back in Ireland.”

Kerry was seen letting her hair down and dancing with Brian McFadden as the pair were pictured for the first time together in years. The pair were seen cutting shapes on the dancefloor to the song Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO alongside their eldest daughter.

Kerry, who looked stunning in a green jumpsuit, re-posted the video to Instagram Stories, which was captioned: “What an amazing night for a little sweetheart."

Kerry Katona was seen letting her hair down and dancing with her ex-husband Brian McFadden (Instagram)

It post comes after the Atomic Kitten star previously claimed she and Brian have never been able to co-parent. Speaking about their kids Molly and Lily-Sue, Kerry wrote in her column for OK!: "The last time they saw me and Brian together was last March, when my auntie died.

"And that’s actually the first time Lilly has ever seen me and Brian in the same room since we split. If I’m being honest, me and Brian have never co-parented the kids. I’ve been the one to parent them. It’s just always been that way."

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