Kerry Katona has confirmed she will ditch the UK in favour of a ‘new start’ in Spain, after being pictured viewing homes in the country with her fiancé Ryan Mahoney.
The former singer, 41, currently rents a £2 million property in Cheshire but has allegedly been left feeling ‘scared and unsafe’ after a series of car robberies at the house.
Beaming alongside the personal trainer, 33, for an Instagram snap on Monday, she had been spotted checking out a stunning £2.7 million villa in the Costa del Sol just days earlier.
‘New start’: Kerry Katona has confirmed she will DITCH the UK for Spain with her fiancé Ryan Mahoney… after feeling ‘scared and unsafe’ following car robberies at her £2m Cheshire home
Couple: Beaming alongside the personal trainer, 33, for an Instagram snap on Monday, she had been spotted checking out a stunning £2.7 million villa in the Costa del Sol just days earlier
In her caption, the ex Atomic Kitten bandmember wrote: ‘We’ve had the best time out here in Spain looking for our new home with @liamwalsh_marbs @crystal_shore_properties.
She added: ‘Honestly can’t wait for our new start ❤️ can’t wait to come to continue the search ❤️.’
In her column for New magazine, Kerry went on to admit she wouldn’t be upping sticks until next year, but is ‘very excited’ to get the ball rolling.
She penned: ‘We’ve also been viewing villas while we’ve been out here. Our estate agent, Liam from Crystal Shore Properties, is helping us find our dream home.
Upset: The former singer, 41, currently rents a £2 million property in Cheshire but has allegedly been left feeling ‘scared and unsafe’ after a series of car robberies at the house
‘There are some really lovely options. We don’t plan on moving here until next year, but it’s been nice to get a feel for what we want and what we don’t want. I’m feeling very excited.’
Kerry went house hunting with Ryan on Thursday in the popular Benahavís area.
The couple made a visit to the Crystal Shore Properties for a meeting before checking out a stunning £2.7million villa boasting five bedrooms and four baths on a front line golf location.
Last month Kerry revealed she plans to start a new life in Spain with partner Ryan.
Exciting times: Kerry went on to admit in a column that she wouldn’t be upping sticks until next year, but is ‘very excited’ to get the ball rolling
The singer hopes to find her dream home and plans to ‘look at schools soon’ ready for the big more abroad.
Kerry detailed how she hopes to relocate in her latest OK! Magazine column by this time next year.
She revealed: ‘We are likely to do another 12 months in the UK.’
The former singer explained how she went to London for work the week before and the long journey put her off staying in the UK due to the trip taking a whole day.
Family: Kerry has five children from previous relationships, Molly Marie McFadden, 20, Lilly-Sue McFadden, 19, Heidi Croft, 15, Maxwell Croft, 14, and Dylan-Jorge Kay, eight (pictured in 2020)
She added: ‘You can hop on a plane and be in Marbella in less time. So, that’s our plan. It’s exciting.’
The star then said that she wants to wake up to glorious sunshine each day and thinks it would be a nice life abroad.
She continued: ‘We will start looking at schools soon to get an idea of what we’re getting into.
‘So much of my work is online now, so it does make sense to think about a new start.’
Oh no: Last year Kerry revealed her fiancé Ryan Mahoney’s Mercedes C63S (stock picture) had been stolen from outside her house while her children slept after her own car had been taken the week before
Kerry has five children from previous relationships, Molly Marie McFadden, 20, Lilly-Sue McFadden, 19, Heidi Croft, 15, Maxwell Croft, 14, and Dylan-Jorge Kay, eight.
Last year Kerry revealed Ryan’s Mercedes C63S had been stolen from outside her house while her children slept after her own car had been taken the week before while she was shopping.
A source told The Sun: ‘Kerry has had enough and is really struggling at the moment so has decided to move on.
‘She is planning to stay in the same area but wants to keep things on the down low this time.
‘She is currently renting her home so is expected to leave in the next few weeks.’
Representatives for Kerry were contacted by MailOnline for comment at the time.
The singer took to her Instagram stories the week before to say her fiancé’s Mercedes C63S had been stolen from outside her house while her ‘babies slept’.
Kerry, who had recently moved back to Cheshire from Sussex, said in a tearful video that she regretted moving back up North and was ‘terrified’ after the alleged robbery.
She appeared shaken as she appeared on camera, saying: ‘So we have them on CCTV footage.
Ordeal: Alongside the video, the former Atomic Kitten star shared a number of captions about the ordeal, claiming that she had been ‘followed’ and was ‘heartbroken’
‘The car got took last night, we’ve been on the phone to the police all day. We’ve all got Covid. Two cars gone in 11 days.
‘I’ve been completely and utterly watched and targeted, it makes me feel really unsafe that they’ve been to my home. Kind of really regretting moving back up North if I’m honest.’
Alongside the video, the former Atomic Kitten star shared a number of captions about the ordeal, claiming that she had been ‘followed’ and was ‘heartbroken’.
She urged her fans to contact the police if they knew anything about the incident, claiming she had been left feeling ‘terrified’ after the car robberies.
Kerry added: ‘So they’ve stolen Ryan’s car off our drive last night!!! Mercedes C63S!! They’ve been to my home! I’m in bits!! Please if you know anything please ring the police!
‘Two cars in 11 days! I’ve been watched and followed! I don’t feel safe!! Absolutely heartbroken! While my babies slept they came to my home!! If anyone knows anything please please help!!
‘This is terrifying! Just don’t feel safe!!’
Kerry then returned and posted: ‘I’ve worked so hard to turn my life around which I have, and I get completely violated. To not feel safe in your own home is sickening.
‘Knowing I’ve been watched is making me ill even more so with having Covid and having my Christmas ruined. Whoever you are you’re a dirty little scumbag.
Tearful: She appeared shaken as she appeared on camera and fought back tears as she explained what had happened
‘This has really triggered me and my family. I’m heartbroken.’
It came less than two weeks after Kerry said her car was stolen while she was out shopping, with the Christmas presents she’d bought for her family going missing with the vehicle.
At the time, she tearfully took to her Instagram stories to slam the ‘absolute b******s’ who stole her car and appealed to fans to call the police if they spot it.
Kerry also shared a further video on her grid, where she detailed chasing the thieves down the street after realising her Range Rover had been taken.
Filming herself in a JD Sports store at the Elk Mill Shopping Park, Kerry fought back tears as she told how her keys had been lifted from her pocket as she popped inside to do further shopping with her daughters Heidi and DJ.
She sobbed: ‘My car has been stolen I’m in Oldham, I’m with Heidi and my daughter DJ. It’s a private reg with Katona.
‘If anyone sees it please phone the police, it’s got all Christmas presents in the back. It’s got a Louis Vuitton bag in the back, it’s got iPads in the back. So, if anybody finds it, please, please, ring the police.’
So sad: It came after the month, Kerry revealed that the Christmas presents she’d bought for her family going missing with her vehicle (pictured)