Former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona is in talks with a surrogacy agency to have her sixth child
The 40-year-old has sought the help of Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, who become the UK’s first gays dads via surrogacy nearly 20 years ago.
The couple has become ambassadors for surrogacy since having their twins in 1999 and set up an agency to help others have children via a surrogate.
Writing in her New! column, Kerry said: “I’m having a call with a surrogacy agency because I want to find out what the next steps are.
“I have a few questions, like whether I need to extract my eggs and how old I can be. It’s Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow’s company, who were the first gay men in the UK to have children through surrogacy.
“I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want to be in her sixties taking her kids to school. So once I know all the steps I have to take, it will give me a good 20 years with my child. It’s exciting. I’ll know a bit more next week.”
Kerry has talked for some time about her desire to have a child with her fiance, Ryan Mahoney. The couple met three years ago via dating app Bumble and have been inseparable ever since.
The singer, whose battle with addiction has been well-documented, has five other children, two with Westlife singer, Brian McFadden, two with former cabbie husband, Mark Croft, and one with model George Kay, who died in 2019.
She has said she wants the help of a surrogate after her last experience of labour was ‘deeply traumatising’ and is planning to freeze her eggs.
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