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.