Brian McFadden has spoken out after his ex-wife Kerry Katona called him a “s**t dad.”
From 2002 until 2006, the 42-year-old former Atomic Kitten singer was married to Westlife’s Brian, 43.
During their marriage, the couple had two kids, Molly, 22, and Lily, 20.
Kerry, a mother of five, recently reflected on their relationship and labelled Brian a ‘s**t dad’ on Ellie McKay’s On A Mission podcast.
Following their divorce, the OnlyFans star claimed Brian did not financially support his children.
She said ‘I’m the one who provides for them, I didn’t get maintenance money off Brian.
‘I signed a piece of paper saying, “you can keep your money, give me my kids.”‘
She claimed Brian was ‘s******g himself’ that she would take his money in a split, but said she was only interested in keeping the children.
‘I said, “look – if you don’t want me, if you don’t love me, I don’t want your money, just give me half the money from the house that we sell, and I will sign a piece of paper, just give me my kids.”
‘I signed the piece of paper, I got the kids, and he f****d off to Australia.’
She added: ‘He was a s**t dad. He was a s**t dad.’
Brian has now spoken up for the first time since Kerry’s statements, but he appears to be choosing to rise above them.
Taking to Instagram on his daughter Molly’s 22nd birthday, Brian shared a carousel of pictures and wrote: ‘Happy birthday to my beautiful daughter Molly. 22 today.
‘I’m so very proud of you. Your talents are inspiring. I Love you and enjoy your day and break before the misery of new term starts again. xxx’
Birthday gal Molly then responded with a sweet comment, which read: ‘Thank you love you xx.’
Elsewhere in the podcast episode, Kerry also said Brian’s alleged absence ‘really bothered’ their daughters, ‘especially now because he is a great dad with Ruby,’ his two-year-old daughter with fiacée Danielle Parkinson.
Brian previously confessed that he’missed out’ on his eldest kids’ childhoods since they were born during Westlife’s heyday. He also stated that they have a wonderful connection presently.
Kerry, Brian, Molly, and Lilly all came together last year to celebrate Molly’s 21st birthday, indicating that the ex-lovers had shared some lighter family moments.
Source My Celebrity Life.