Singer Kerry Katona says raising five kids is hard work

Singer Kerry Katona says she finds it hard to raise five children.

Singer Kerry Katona says raising five kids is hard work

Los Angeles: Singer Kerry Katona says she finds it hard to raise five children.

"Being a mum is everything to me. First and foremost, it's my purpose in life. It's the best thing but don't get me wrong -- there are times when I want to sit in the bathroom and cry, it's hard.

"I am doing it all on my own -- and I've had some terrible relationships -- but at the end of the day, I've got my kids to show for it and they are what I'm most proud of. Every single day I can look at them and know that I've brought them up myself - and I'm incredibly proud of that."

The 37-year-old star split from George Kay in 2014. Though she had known their marriage was over for some time, she still spent a long time 'grieving' for their relationship in the months afterwards.

She said, "In the last few months, I knew that our relationship was over. At one time I was blinded because George was just so handsome, but his ugliness on the inside came through in the end. When we did split, it was horrible. It was like a death because we'd previously been together 24/7." 

"Once I'd kicked him out, it was grieving process, but I knew it was right. Now I finally realise that I can live without him and I'm excited for the future."

Katona has five children from three marriages. She has two daughters with ex Westlife partner Brian McFadden - Molly, 16, and Lilly-Sue, 14. She shares Heidi, 10, and Maxwell, 9, with second husband Mark Croft. Kerry Katona's youngest daughter Dylan-Jorge was born with her third husband George Kay.