Kerry Katona insists she’s not ‘bragging’ about her new £2m house & a year ago she sold her jukebox to pay her rent
KERRY Katona has insisted she’s not ‘bragging’ about her new £2 million house – as a year ago she sold her jukebox to pay her rent.
Earlier this week, The Sun revealed the former Atomic Kitten star is finally buying her own home, 13 years after losing everything.
Her remarkable new pad has six bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and a cinema room, and in a new Instagram Live video, Kerry shared her joy at her latest news.
Sitting in her car with youngest daughter DJ, Kerry said: “I’m going to film all the move, the house is absolutely stunning.
“It’s like a blank canvas at the minute so I want to change it all inside.
“I want you to help me, I want your advice and opinions.”
She continued: “I’m really, really excited and yes it is an expensive house but I’ve done really, really well.
“And this isn’t me rubbing anything in anyone’s face or bragging, I think this goes to show that people can turn their life around, they really, really can.”
Reading a comment from a viewer she agreed with whatever they had wrote and added: “I want to be able to lift others, especially with the pandemic.
“This time last year I had to sell my jukebox to pay my rent, do you know what I mean? It’s been really, really difficult.”
Kerry had previously been declared bankrupt twice in just five years, and has also opened up about her drugs battle in the past.
In 2019, she told how she became an addict at just 14 years old after her alcoholic mum gave her drugs – telling her they were “sherbet dip”.
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And by 28, with three failed marriages and years of drug abuse behind her, Kerry was suicidal.
But reflecting on her journey in another Instagram video earlier this week, Kerry said: “Drugs, bankruptcy, bipolar, mental health, anxiety, divorcees breakdowns, car crash TVs, WOW I honestly never thought I’d get through it all! But here I am.
“Tell yourself every day you love yourself, tell yourself every day your worth it and never ever let other people’s opinions define you as a person! Learn from it all, move on and help others❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”