Kerry Katuna has revealed that her children, despite being silent for 13 years, are teased about her troubled past.
The former nuclear kitten first picked up speed when she was 14 years old when her alcoholic mother pretended to drink sherbet.
Kerry, 40, later became addicted to cocaine, using it as a crutch when she tried to deal with both mental health and personal issues.
He finally kicked his habit in 2008 and has been clean ever since.
Write in her new! In a magazine column, Kerry says she never hid her former drug problems from her five children.
Even though her worst days are long behind her, the star’s five children are still picking on her on the playground.
Kerry said: “I’ve always been honest with my kids about my past because there’s no point in hiding it.
“The sad thing is that even after 13 years of silence, children still tease my children about my past on the playground.
“Even though my children have never seen me take drugs, they are the ones who are still suffering from it years later.”
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Kerry is the mother of Molly, 20, and Lily, 18, with West Life star Brian McFadden. She shares 14-year-old Heidi and 13-year-old Max with former Mark Craft.
Her youngest child, Dylan-George, is seven years old. Kerry had a DJ – as it is called in short – with his ex – George Key, who died in 2019.
Earlier this week, Kerry was spotted leaving celebrity SAS: the one who dares wins the grueling course in just two days.
Speaking to Chief Instructor Ant Middleton, Kerry said: “It’s been amazing. I’ve really loved it. I’ve never seen myself as a failure, but if you can’t do anything, you Kick yourself.
“I may not have come first, but I came from the bottom up and then down.”
During the first episode, Kerry was taken to the directing staff as he looked back on his troubled past.
Kerry broke down in tears when questioned.
He later explained in his new! Column: “On the show, they grabbed me by the shoulders and shouted, ‘You’ve got to prove yourself more than anyone!’
“But it brought me back to where I thought I was going to get out and obviously not. It was a huge stimulus.
“The screaming made me feel really useless. It evoked memories of George.”
Kerry explained that George once spat in his face, adding: “I’ve reached a point where I’d rather hit him than have him spit in my face.”
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