Kerry Katona has opened up about how her ex-husband had “one hand on the wheel and one around my neck” in her new autobiography.
The former Atomic Kitten star revealed the extent of the abuse she suffered while married to the late George Kay in her new book, Whole Again: Love, Life And Me.
Kerry recalled an incident where George – who died of a drug overdose in 2019 – injured her after she made a joke about musician Bryan Adams feeding him vegetables from a fork during a house tour.
“I could hardly breathe and honestly thought I was exhausted when he released his grip, pulled over, opened the passenger door and pulled me out of the car by my hair,” the 42-year-old wrote.
“I fell and banged my head on the door. He spat at me, got back in the car and drove away.
“All because Bryan Adams fed me broccoli off a fork.”
She added that “There was nothing sexual or romantic about that moment with Bryan … but George didn’t see it that way.”
“We quickly exited the home tour, got in the car and when he drove off he had one hand on the wheel and one around my neck.”
Kerry said George once accused her of flirting with blue star Antony Costa while filming ITV2’s The Big Reunion in 2013, calling her a “disgusting bitch”.
“He locked me in the bathroom as punishment. I slept in a bathtub that night. The next day I had to shoot a scene for the show.”
And she wrote about how her ex-husband abused her even while she was pregnant with their daughter, Dylan-Jorge.
“Even as my stomach grew, he would knock me over, kick me and spit in my face.
“Soon after he apologized, he told me how much he loved me and gently let me know that it was all my fault for pushing his buttons. And then I would be the one apologizing.”
In the new book, Kerry also opened up about how she once fell broke with bandmate Natasha Hamilton during Atomic Kitten’s Australia and New Zealand tour.
The couple had gone out drinking one day and Michelle Heaton – who had filled in for Liz McLarnon – was taken to hospital by ambulance and later photographed in poor condition.
Natasha claimed Kerry tipped off photographers, blaming them for the incident and leading to a physical altercation.
Kerry explained: “We got into a huge fight.
“I’m not proud that it got physical, but I was absolutely furious that she accused me of doing something I absolutely didn’t do.
“I went insane. I went in front of everyone. They ended up locking me out of the pub so I tried to break down the door to get back in. I was absolutely furious.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/kerry-katona-says-ex-george-kay-kicked-her-while-pregnant-in-new-book-42035105.html Kerry Katona says ex George Kay “kicked” her in new book while she was pregnant