Kerry Katona has revealed there has been ‘no planning’ for her upcoming wedding to fiancé Ryan Mahoney, 32.
The star, 40, explained when speaking to MailOnline: ‘When this lockdown is over, we’ll just hop on a plane and go to Vegas. But there’s nothing planned, no dates, no nothing. I’ve been married that many times and you’re just paying for dinner for everybody else!’
Plans: Kerry Katona, 40, has revealed that there has been ‘no planning’ for her upcoming wedding to fiancé Ryan Mahoney, 32 (pictured)
Kerry – who announced her and Ryan’s engagement last year after the pair met on a dating app – also touched upon her emotional appearance on Gok Wan’s Say Yes To The Dress last month, admitting: ‘I felt really embarrassed.’
Elaborating, Kerry explained that she had found the experience ‘uncomfortable’ as she’s ‘been through this before’.
She said in full: ‘I just felt really embarrassed about being in a wedding shop, I felt very uncomfortable, like I didn’t deserve to be happy, like I’ve been through this before, like I wasn’t entitled to get excited about it.’
She added: ‘But the journey on the show really helped me. Having my daughter and best friend there, that really really helped me. I actually ended up buying the wedding dress that I picked.’
The star explained: ‘When this lockdown is over, we’ll just hop on a plane and go to Vegas’ (pictured filming Gok Wan’s Say Yes To The Dress last month)
Kerry was married to Brian McFadden from 2002 to 2006, Mark Croft from 2007 to 2011 and the late George Kay from 2014 to 2017.
As for her upcoming nuptials, the doting mother admitted there is ‘nothing planned’, noting: ‘I’ve been married that many times and it’s just you’re paying for dinner for everybody else! For me, I don’t want the wedding now, I just want the marriage.’
She added: ‘When this lockdown is over, we’ll just hop on a plane and go to Vegas.’
When asked what her hopes are for her marriage to Ryan, the former Atomic Kitten star quipped: ‘For it to not end in divorce!’
Emotional: Kerry also touched upon her emotional appearance on Gok Wan’s Say Yes To The Dress last month, admitting: ‘I felt really embarrassed’
She went on: ‘For the future I want to see us be together forever, to grow old together, for us to continue building this empire we’ve created.’
Delving into her working relationship with her fiancé, Kerry added: ‘Ryan’s also my business partner. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Ryan. It’s almost like the stars aligned and brought him into my life, it’s almost like we manifested each other to come into each other’s lives and it’s worked!’
She continued: ‘Ryan and I are quite opposite, we’re like Yin and Yang. But it works. So he’s so very good at contracts, working behind-the-scenes, we have a dating app together. He’s not in the showbiz side of things, that’s me, and I love it like that.’
‘It’s not like Ryan’s hidden away,’ she insisted, adding: ‘It’s just that Ryan does his work and I do mine, and I like that. Both the work that we’re doing is all of our work.
New role: Elsewhere, Kerry was quick to gush about her new role of creative director for Thrillz, a platform that allows users to purchase personalised celebrity videos
‘So I’m the one who goes out and puts on the jazz hands. Ryan’s the one who does the type-writing behind-the-scenes. But he’s more than happy to come to an event with me, but he just works like this.’
Elsewhere, Kerry was quick to gush about her new role of creative director for Thrillz, a platform that allows users to purchase personalised celebrity videos.
Of her exciting new venture, Kerry said: ‘We’re giving people something that you can’t forget, a memory.’
She added: ‘The difference with Thrillz is how personal they are with you, that personal effect. I feel like when I go into work I’m working with family, we are a family team and we’re always thinking of new and better ideas.’
Kerry also noted that the platform has the ability to hope ‘those with mental health issues’.
Funny: When asked what her hopes are for her marriage to Ryan, the former Atomic Kitten star quipped: ‘For it to not end in divorce!’
She explained: ‘I’ll get videos to send to someone to cheer them up. Or somebody who has mental health issues, or somebody who is struggling. I’ll get so candid with them.
‘And this person’s living all by themselves in lockdown. Can you imagine the joy that will bring them?
‘You’re in lockdown, you can see anybody and you get a pick-me-up from Kerry Katona or Tara Reid – I think that’s amazing!’
Looking to the future, Kerry noted her 41st birthday is coming up and that she’s feeling ‘unbelievably grateful’ for her life.
‘I’ve been in the industry since I was 17, I am so unbelievably grateful,’ she gushed.
‘My gratitude to the universe is above and beyond, I feel so blessed, I feel so lucky and in a way, I deserve it as well. I’m not even ashamed in saying that, I do deserve it and have done really well to turn my life around.’
Past relationships: Kerry was married to Brian McFadden (pictured) from 2002 to 2006
That was then: Kerry was married to Mark Croft from 2007 to 2011 (pictured in 2008)
Back then: Her relationship with George Kay – who died in 2019 -was fraught with problems prior to his drug overdose in 2019 (pictured in 2015)