Note: This article contains discussion of domestic abuse which some readers may find upsetting.
Kerry Katona has emotionally opened up about the death of ex-husband George Kay, admitting she feels "overwhelmed".
Kay passed away in July from a suspected overdose, and in a new interview on today's (October 23) Loose Women, Katona spoke about the aftermath.
"I feel really overwhelmed," she said, before she was asked about how her children are doing. "The kids are doing really well. It was the hardest conversation I ever had to have with a 5-year-old."
Kerry admitted she felt the death was "inevitable", however, and recalled of when she received a phone call to inform her of his passing: "I said to [partner] Ryan, 'they're calling to tell me George's dead'."
She continued: "Me and George knew each other since we were 14, I always fancied him, he always fancied me. When the violence started, its almost like you're being groomed, because why don't you walk away?
"My mum was in a violent relationship and I got put in a foster home when my mum went back to him, and I'm like, 'I'll never do that'. It's like you're getting groomed, I'd apologise to him."
Kerry then paused and broke down in tears as she explained: "I'm so angry that he left his baby girl, she's beautiful.
"Everyone kept asking me how I was feeling, I was so angry. He gave me hell when he was alive and he left this world, which, I'm not going to lie, he's better off where he is.
"He was so unhappy on this Earth, he had so many demons and issues. He thought when [daughter] DJ was born he'd change his ways and chance after chance, he never changed his ways."
Kerry also hit back at media reports aimed at her following his death, saying: "I will not be blamed for his death".
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm.
Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk) or Women’s Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk). Both charities run the 24-hour, freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, 0808 2000 247. The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
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