Kerry Katona was so skint before she clawed back her fortune via OnlyFans that she sold the last remaining memento from her marriage to Brian McFadden.
The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, was left unable to pay her rent during lockdown in 2020 so she sold off an old fashioned jukebox worth £15,000 for just £1,900 after her ex boyband star husband Brian McFadden, 43, let her keep it from their time together.
Kerry is now living in the upmarket Cheshire suburb Prestbury alongside Premiership footballers having made something of herself again.
While she may have whittled away her fortune from her days as a pop star and reality TV regular, the one-time I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmate has banked hundreds of thousands of pounds yet again after posing topless and in her underwear, sharing it for subscribers on OnlyFans, saying: ‘I thought, do you know what, let’s get my t**s out. I used to do it, so why not do it again?’
She explained to The Sun: ‘I was skint! I had to sell my massive jukebox which was a wedding present from Brian – it was the only thing I took, I just took the kids and that jukebox, which was like 16 grand.
Struggles: Kerry Katona, 42, was so skint before she clawed back her fortune via OnlyFans that she sold the last remaining memento from her marriage to Brian McFadden
Desperate times: The former Atomic Kitten singer was left unable to pay her rent during lockdown in 2020 so she sold off an old fashioned jukebox worth £15,000 for £1,900
‘I had to sell it for £1,900 to pay the rent, and I thought, do you know what, let’s get my t**s out. I used to do it, so why not do it again? And it was the best thing I ever did.
‘I came to the conclusion that God had given me two amazing assets in my boobs and I had better use them.’
She added: ‘Now I have earned hundreds of thousands of pounds on OnlyFans.’
Kerry insists her fiancé Ryan Mahoney has no problem with her sharing revealing pictures of herself online.
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate told how Ryan had in fact helped her take the snaps for her first shoot, with her eldest daughter Molly, 21, also helping out.
It comes after Kerry accused Phillip Schofield of ‘belittling’ her in an infamous 2008 interview as she waded in on the ‘toxic’ culture at This Morning.
The former pop star and TV personality, 42, broke her silence by talking to Dan Wootton on GB News last week.
In the interview on This Morning 15 years ago Schofield, 61, queried her slurred speech live on air and told her she didn’t seem ‘right’.
Kerry accused him of ‘belittling’ her and being ‘condescending’ with his comments and explained that her bipolar medication was affecting the way she spoke at the time.
She also claimed she was left suicidal following the TV appearance and criticised ITV for allegedly not reaching out to her following the car-crash interview.
Marriage: Her ex boyband star husband Brian McFadden, 43, let her keep the jukebox from their time together (pictured in 2001)
Success: While she may have whittled away her previous fortune, Kerry has banked hundreds of thousands of pounds yet again after posing topless and in her underwear for OnlyFans
Kerry told Wootton: ‘People don’t understand what that interview did to me emotionally.
‘Even now, when I go back to ITV – which isn’t very often – there is a sense of snobbery and that I’m not good enough,’ she added. ‘I feel like I have to impress them, I’ve got to watch my speech, I can’t slur.’
Saying the interview left her at ‘rock bottom’, Kerry revealed: ‘It was just awful. I was suicidal. I wanted to die, I wanted to kill myself. It was everywhere.’
Kerry, who has been sober for 14 years, alleged that nobody wanted to work with her following the interview.
She broke down in tears as she explained how she still has to defend herself over the interview more than ten years later.
She said tearfully : ‘Even now, when I look at that video, I feel so ashamed and so hard done by, even now. For ten years, I’ve had to justify myself.’
‘I’ve got no reason to lie [about the medication], even today I have to justify myself for that interview,’ she added.
The infamous live 2008 interview saw Schofield question Kerry about her slurred speech and ask her if she was ‘OK’, despite her insistence it was due to her medication.
Distressed: It comes after Kerry broke down in tears as she accused Phillip Schofield of ‘belittling’ her in an infamous 2008 This Morning interview
Hard time: She reflected on an infamous interview she did on This Morning back in 2008, which saw Phillip, 61, question her on her slurred speech live on air
Unimpressed: Kerry accused him of ‘belittling’ her and being ‘condescending’ with his comments and explained how her slurred speech was due to her bipolar medication
He asked her: ‘You don’t seem right to me sitting here now, your speech is a bit slurred, how are you feeling now?’
Kerry then insisted that she was absolutely fine and had never been healthier or happier as she explained it was due to her medication.
In her interview on GB News, Kerry went on to claim that she has met the younger This Morning colleague Phillip confessed to having an affair with.
She told how she met with him during her time on Loose Women, adding: ‘I met the young runner several times, lovely lad.’
Struggles: She also claimed she was left suicidal following the TV appearance and criticised ITV for allegedly not reaching out to her following the car-crash interview (pictured)
MailOnline contacted ITV for comment.
Last Friday, Schofield quit ITV and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting in the Daily Mail to an affair with a younger male This Morning colleague.
He confessed to having the ‘unwise but not illegal’ relationship with a man during his marriage to Stephanie Lowe. He had previously denied the affair when asked about it by his agent.
Phillip said he was ‘so very sorry’ for being unfaithful. Stephanie has two daughters, Ruby, 27, and Molly, 29, with Schofield.