Kerry Katona defends controversial April Fools pregnancy joke despite backlash

Kerry Katona defends controversial April Fools pregnancy joke despite backlash

Kerry Katona has revealed the reaction to her April Fool's Day pregnancy announcement "broke" her.

The ex-Atomic Kitten singer, 41, says she is “sorry” to anyone she offended after made up she was expecting a baby on April 1.

She posted a picture of an ultrasound scan image on her profile in view of her 798,000 followers.

The former Atomic Kitten star was allegedly playing a prank on her boyfriend.

Before deleting the post, Kerry edited the caption to: "Bloody knew you lot wouldn’t bloody believe me."

Kerry addressed the backlash she received in OK! Magazine. She said: “I just want to clear something up and apologise to everyone.

"I took part in an April Fools day joke where I posted a picture of a baby scan on Instagram to prank (boyfriend) Ryan."

She received a lot of backlash for upsetting people who aren’t able to have children or could have suffered a miscarriage.

The singer admitted the post was meant for her private Instagram page for friends and family, and not for her public account.

She admitted to being called vile names online, and that she has sadly experienced fertility struggles before and has an angel baby.

Kerry can also no longer have children due to a medical condition.

The unfortunate post was deleted after she received hundreds of angry comments, one user saying: “Kerry Katona faking a pregnancy, weird and insensitive behaviour.”

Another wrote: “Kerry Katona faking pregnancy for April fools then deleting it is just f****** weird.”

A third person added: “Not funny."

The former pop star and television personality has five children, Molly, 20, Lilly-Sue, 18, Heidi, 14, Maxwell, 13, and Dylan Jorge who is seven.

Kerry shares daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue with fellow pop sensation Brian McFadden. The pair were married for four years between 2006 and 2006.

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She admitted that herself and Brian have not been seen in the same room together more than once, the only time being her aunties funeral last year.

She said: “If I’m being honest, me an Brian have never co-parented the kinds. I’ve been the one to parent them. It’s just been that way.”

Speaking on whether she might have more children Kerry said: “I don’t wand to rob Ryan of having his own biological children, but at the same time I really don’t want any more kids.

“I am definitely getting my eggs frozen so the option is there.

“DJ wasn’t breathing when she was born and spent time in special care, it was traumatising so I won’t carry again.”

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