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Brian McFadden has ‘no regrets’ about marriages to Kerry Katona or Vogue Williams

The Westlife star is preparing for his third marriage to PE teacher Danielle Parkinson.

Brian McFadden. Photo: David Parry/PA Wire© PA

Vogue Williams

Maeve McTaggartSunday World

Brian McFadden (42) has opened up about his past marriages, admitting he has “no regrets” about his marriages to Vogue Williams (37) and Kerry Katona (42).

The Westlife member shares two children with his first wife and Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona.

The popstars had a whirlwind romance at the age of 22, being married for four years between 2002 and 2006.

He married Vogue Williams in 2012, though the couple parted ways three years later.

Brian is now engaged to PE teacher Danielle Parkinson and have welcomed one child – Ruby – via IVF.

He has now confessed you “live and learn” when it comes to relationships.

Vogue Williams

"You live and learn, you go through life living and learning!” he told Closer.

"Getting married is a great thing, but if the marriage isn't working there's nothing wrong in walking away from each other.

"I have no regrets about any of my marriages or any of my relationships.

"Everything I've gone through in my life has got me to where I am today. I'm now the happiest I've ever been."

Brian’s reflections on marriage come as Kerry recently cracked a joke about her own series of splits.

The singer has tied the knot three times – first with former Westlife star Brian McFadden in 2002, then with Mark Croft in 2007, and again with George Kay in 2014.

She is now engaged to personal trainer Ryan Mahoney after he popped the question in August 2020.

In an interview with GB News this week, the mum-of-five joked that she struggles to keep track of her former flames before explaining that she thinks having children is more of a commitment than marriage.

Kerry Katona

“Having children with somebody is a bigger deal than a marriage. It's so much bigger than walking down the aisle,” Kerry told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Isobel Webster.

“The dads of my kids aren't involved but they are going to be connected to you for the rest of your life, not just a piece of paper.”

“My first marriage - I can't help if someone doesn't love me, and my second marriage…

"How many times have I been married?” she laughed, before continuing: “My second marriage really was a mistake but I got two amazing children from it.

“I've got no regrets from any of them, they have all been lessons.”

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