Kerry Katona feels 'relief' at ex-husband's death and says she is 'better off without' him

MITCHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  Kerry Katona (R) and George Kay attend the annual Elbrook Gala Dinner in aid of The British Asian Trust and their newly launched "Give A Girl A Future" appeal, at Chak 89 on October 27, 2016 in Mitcham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Kerry Katona has admitted she feels a "sense of relief" her ex-husband George Kay has died.

The Ex-Atomic Kitten singer had a five-year-old daughter DJ with Kay, but says, said she would never have been able to relax unless he was either "in jail or dead".

Talking to the Daily Star, Katona said: "To be honest it's almost a relief he died when he did, when DJ is at this age. George couldn't be saved. He was always going to die.

"This way DJ is saved from having to grow up witnessing all the psychotic episodes he would have had - you have to remember the hell he put us through."

The 38-year-old added: "My mum says she was just waiting for the call from the police to say he'd killed me.

"And I know myself, I'd never have been able to relax unless he was either back in jail or dead. Now he's dead, there's a sense of relief."

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Kay, also aged 38, died on 6 July after allegedly eating cocaine. He was found in a Holiday Inn hotel room in Runcorn.

However, Katona, who had been separated from Kay since 2017, insists it was not suicide, saying he is "too vain to kill himself". She said: "I don't know where this 'eating cocaine' thing has come from. But let me be clear - his death was accidental. George was too vain to kill himself."

Katona went on to say she "knew" Kay was dead when she received a message from his brother asking her to call. She said: "My mobile phone rang and it was George's dad.

"My first thought was that he was coming to the house to kidnap DJ. Then I got a message from his brother Ash, telling me to ring him and suddenly I just knew. I knew George was dead."

Kay struggled with mental health issues and was prone to cocaine-induced bouts of rage according to Katona. She said: "We were all petrified of George. We all knew I was better off without him.

"I'm so angry at him. I'm furious that he couldn't leave that s*** well enough alone. He loved it more than me or his daughter."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  George Kay, Maxwell Mark Croft, Kerry Katona, Lilly-Sue McFadden, Molly McFadden and Heidi Croft attend the UK premiere for the brand new Nick Jr. show 'Nella the Princess Knight' at 11 Cavendish Square on May 14, 2017 in London, England. The premiere airs on Nick Jr. at 5:30pm on Monday 15th May.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

There was a restraining order in place to keep Kay away from Katona when he died and he had not seen his daughter for over a year.

-This article first appeared on Yahoo

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