Kerry Katona has revealed a terrifying threat made by George Kay to their baby daughter.
The 42-year-old former Atomic Kitten star married rugby player Kay in 2014 and welcomed daughter Dylan-Jorge, but the couple divorced 12 months later.
Katona has already spoken out about the awful violence she faced while married to Kay, who died in 2019 from a drug overdose, and has now revealed a terrifying danger to their five-year-old daughter.
The mother of five, who includes Molly, 21, Lily-Sue, 19, Heidi, 16, and Max, 14, confessed she is still’scared’ when she talks about her ex-husband, as well as outraged that he died rather than face the repercussions of his actions.
She told the Matt Haycox Show: ‘I still get scared talking about George. And I’m so angry that he died and just left.’
‘He wanted to kidnap DJ, inject her with heroin and then kill her. And then kill himself.’
Kay, according to Katona, would hit her and spit on her face, and their daughter began imitating him by spitting in her mother’s face.
‘She didn’t know any different,’ Katona said, before adding she would ‘never forgive herself’ for putting her children into a situation where they were seeing the violence.
‘They never witnessed anything… but they say the black eyes. It’s something I’m struggling to forgive myself for, bringing him into their lives.
‘Because of the trauma he’s caused to them as well.’
Katona opened up about the abuse she faced in 2022 memoir Kerry Katona: Whole Again, where she wrote that even when pregnant with their daughter, Kay would ‘push me over, kick me and spit in my face.’
‘Soon after he’d apologise, tell me how much he loved me and gently let me know it was all my fault because I pushed his buttons. And then I’d be the one apologising.’
Kay died in 2019 after allegedly consuming “a ball of cocaine” in a Holiday Inn in Cheshire.
She is presently engaged to Ryan Mahoney, a personal trainer, whom she met on the dating app Bumble five years ago.
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