Their marriage ended over eight years ago, but only now has Kerry Katona admitted that she once begged Brian McFadden to give their romance another go.
The 32-year-old has revealed how she made a last-ditch attempt to save her marriage with the former Westlife star, but added that he had already moved on with Delta Goodrem.
Kerry’s frank and honest revelation is included in her upcoming tell-all book 'Still Standing,' which also touches on her battle with drugs as well as her disastrous marriage to Mark Croft, and is being serialised in The Mirror.
The former Atomic Kitten star made the desperate call to Brian 17 months after he’d left her and their two daughters Molly and Lilly.
Speaking of the new romance he had sparked up with Delta, Kerry said: “I kept thinking, ‘What if the early days of romance and sexual chemistry had worn off and he was wishing he could get back with me and have our family back together again?’
"And although I knew it was only a tiny chance, I decided to ring him.
“‘Please, Brian! The girls need you, I need you! Give us another chance. We have to make it work, we’ve got kids. We should be a family,’” Kerry pleaded with him.
However, the blonde star goes on to reveal how Brian rejected her pleas and told her it was "too late".
It was this rejection and fear of being alone that led Kerry to accepting a proposal from her new boyfriend, Mark, who was also dealing drugs.
"I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life, and took the ring," she wrote in her book, before adding that she first did drugs with her mother at the age of 14 and as surrounded by "cokeheads, smackheads, backstabbers and slappers," from an early age.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here winner now hopes that her honesty in the upcoming book will warn others off of drugs, including her four children.
“Not just other people,” she said. “But my children. One day when they are older, I hope they read this book, and learn from it, and I pray they do not make the same mistakes that I have.”
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