I was so poor I sold my parrot to buy tampons, says Kerry Katona

KERRY Katona has revealed she once had to sell her parrot in order to pay for sanitary products.

The 41-year-old recalled not having enough money to buy even the basics when she was 17 and having to resort to the drastic measure.

Discussing her tough childhood growing up in Warrington with mum Sue, she told The Times: “When I was 17 we sold my parrot, Alfie, for £20 so I could buy some Tampax.

"I had this gig paying me £50 to dance in a nightclub and I got my period, so I needed sanitary towels, but we didn’t have the money.

“That was the last we heard of Alfie!”

The mum-of-five continued: “As a kid it was always tough. I remember Christmas Day when I was nine.

“My mum and I had just been rehomed from a refuge. We were in a house, with no food and no decorations, and the refuge people knocked on the door with a bin bag of second-hand stuff.

“We were so grateful. That’s why I always give back. Loads of the stuff I buy I’ll give to charity or refuges. I gave a beautiful Jenny Packham dress that cost thousands to a charity shop.”

Kerry has been declared bankrupt in the past but is now a millionaire once again, thanks to OnlyFans.

Since May 2020, the singer has been selling sexy snaps at a monthly subscription cost of £17.99.

Despite receiving backlash for her decision, Kerry's account has become a huge hit and she can now afford to put her children through private school.

She is also set to buy herself a family home after renting for 13 years.

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