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Kirsten McStay

Kerry Katona says youngest daughter DJ would 'spit in her face' after seeing ex George abuse her

Kerry Katona has revealed her eight-year-old daughter Dylan-Jorge used to "spit in her face" after seeing the abuse she endured from her ex-husband George Kay.

Mum-of-five Kerry recently opened up about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband George, who died age 39 in 2019 after taking cocaine, in her upcoming book Kerry Katona: Whole Again – Love, Life and Me. According to The Mirror, the former Atomic Kitten singer recalled how her late ex's abusive behaviour began to influence their daughter.

Kerry writes in her upcoming book of the abuse: "It was DJ who worried me the most around this time. "She was picking up on things she’d seen her father do and even though she was still tiny, only just becoming a toddler really, she had started to spit on me.

"It was so hard not to lose my temper when she did that, but I needed to understand why it was happening." The mum added: "She would punch and kick at me, lashing out when she got frustrated. It was all mimicked behaviour."

Kerry Katona and George Kay in 2016 (Getty Images)

And in an exclusive interview with the Mirror, Kerry revealed her daughter had spit in her face. She said: "DJ started spitting in my face, that's not a good dad."

Kerry and George first met as students at Padgate High School in Warrington and were childhood sweethearts. They married in 2014, months after the birth of their daughter DJ. However, their relationship was blighted by abuse as Kerry has claimed the late former rugby player would spit on her and strangle her.

Kerry Katona with George Kay with their daughter DJ when she was a baby (Twitter)

She claimed during their relationship she sent photos of her bruised body to her mum and manager so they knew if anything happened to her, it was at the hands of George.

The singer divorced George in 2017 and eventually took a restraining order out on George and prevented him from seeing their daughter DJ. George hadn't seen Dylan-Jorge for more than a year before his death.

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