Kerry Katona reveals daughter Heidi's battle with anxiety

‘She didn’t want to be here anymore’: Kerry Katona reveals fifteen-year-old daughter Heidi’s heart breaking battle with anxiety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic

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Kerry Katona has opened up about her daughter Heidi’s difficult struggles with anxiety resulting in the 15-year-old saying she ‘didn’t want to be here anymore’.

The mother-of-five, 41, who shares the youngster with ex-husband Mark Croft, said in her New! column that she was left heartbroken by the admission.

Kerry was discussing Christine McGuinness’ daughter Penelope, nine, who told her parents she didn’t want to live through the pandemic, when the former Atomic Kitten she made the startling revelation.

‘She didn’t want to be here’: Kerry Katona, 41, has revealed fifteen-year-old daughter Heidi’s heart breaking battle with anxiety

Kerry said: ‘I don’t think the pandemic had that much of an effect on my children in that sense, but Heidi suffers with anxiety and a lack of self-confidence in general. 

‘And she has got to a point where she’s spoken like that. She once sat on her bed and told me she didn’t want to be here any more.’

However Kerry said that she was pleased her daughter could speak openly with her, going on to say the teen already visits a grief counsellor following the death of the singer’s ex George Kay.

Kerry shares daughter Dylan-Jorge, eight, with the former rugby player who passed away in 2019 from a cocaine overdose aged 39.

Proud: However Kerry said that she was pleased her daughter could speak openly with her, going on to say the teen already visits a grief counsellor following the death of the singer’s ex George Kay (pictured together earlier this year)

It comes after Kerry revealed how she was once so broke she even considered suicide as she feared she would not be able to afford her children’s school uniforms or even feed them.

The singer, who was declared bankrupt twice in 2008 and 2013, made the comments as she appeared on The Sun newspaper’s Dear Deidre podcast.

Earlier this year, the mum-of-five revealed how she’s made a fortune thanks to selling topless snaps of herself on OnlyFans, asserting: ‘It’s made me a millionaire again!’ .

RIP:  Kerry shares daughter Dylan-Jorge, eight, with the former rugby player who passed away in 2019 from a cocaine overdose aged 39 (Pictured together in 2015)

 Sitting down and chatting about her past struggles, the bubbly blonde said: ‘There’s been times when I’ve been ­wanting to drive my car off a bridge because I think, ‘How am I going to clothe these five kids?’

‘I understand the anxiety over money.’ 

Now, Kerry, who is mum to Heidi, Dylan-Jorge, Molly, 20, Lilly-Sue 19, and Max 14, said: ‘I’ve never met anybody like me before, who’s able to keep bouncing back and bouncing back and keep fighting.’

She added: ‘It used to come to September and I’d think, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to buy five lots of uniforms, five lots of PE kits, five lots of shoes and PE shoes and school bags.’ I’d think, ‘How am I literally going to do it?”

Proud mum: Kerry, who is mum to Heidi, Dylan-Jorge, Molly, 20, Lilly-Sue 19 and Max ,14 has said: ‘I’ve never met anybody like me before, who’s able to keep bouncing back and bouncing back and keep fighting’

The singer went on to explain how only two years ago, during the first lockdown in 2020, she had to sell her vintage jukebox to make ends meet. 

She added: ‘I couldn’t afford to pay my rent. I thought, ‘Oh my God, how am I going to feed the kids?”

She now feels it was ‘the best thing that could have happened’ as the ‘stigma that comes with debt’ got rid of the hangers-on in her life who ‘just like little rats, disappeared.’ 

Kerry has since turned her fortunes around, with her OnlyFans account giving her bank balance a boost.

Last year, she and her personal trainer fiancé Ryan Mahoney moved into a £2 million Cheshire mansion, and she recently showed off her new Lamborghini on Instagram.

She said: ‘I like to think, if I can do it, anybody can do it. It’s not always that easy, but there is always an end to a tunnel.’

Loved-up: Last year, she and her personal trainer fiancé Ryan Mahoney moved into a £2 million Cheshire mansion, and she recently showed off her new Lamborghini on Instagram

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