Kerry Katona has said she wants to have a sixth baby - but is planning on using a surrogate after a traumatic birth with her last child.
The singer and TV star, 40, already has five children and would like to add to her family with fiance Ryan Mahoney.
However, after "nearly dying" in labour with youngest child Dylan-Jorge, seven, she has decided she can't be pregnant again.
Katona told The Mirror: “I am going to get my eggs frozen because I would like Ryan to have a child but I couldn’t physically carry it. So we are looking into surrogacy but we’re in no rush.”
The former Atomic Kitten star added of her last traumatic birth: “Why put myself through that when I could go through surrogacy?”
She is already mum to Molly, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 18, from her first marriage to Westlife's Brian McFadden, Heidi, 14, and Maxwell, 13, from her second marriage to Mark Croft, and Dylan-Jorge, seven, from her third marriage to George Kay.
Katona admitted that her younger three children were "very spoilt" as she had tried to over-compensate for her abusive marriage to Kay, who died in 2019 aged 39.
She said: “When I was with George and I went through all the abuse and stuff, I feel like I’ve over-compensated and they want for nothing, and I’ve made a rod for my own back there, especially Heidi. I’ve over-compensated for the mistakes I’ve made in the past."
Adding that her children received a lot of abuse over rumours and headlines about her, she said that she had "gone too far" in buying them expensive gifts.
Katona said she had been given a wake-up call when she bought Heidi a new iPad and pen for her birthday, but got a text asking for a new pen shortly afterwards because the dog had chewed it.
She said no to replacing the expensive item but added that she had "nobody to blame but myself".
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