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Kerry Katona slams ‘sexist’ parenting double standard she’s experienced as Jude Law ‘becomes dad of 7’: ‘I’ve received a lot of crap’


Kerry Katona has called out a ‘sexist’ parenting double standard, after actor Jude Law reportedly recently welcomed his seventh child.

The former Atomic Kitten singer is a mum of five kids by three different fathers.


Meanwhile, Fantastic Beasts star is now apparently a father of seven by four separate women.

However, 42-year-old Kerry has insisted that Jude has been treated differently despite their similar parenting and family circumstances.

‘Jude Law has reportedly become a father again, making him a dad-of-seven by four mums – I didn’t even realise he had so many kids!’ she said.

‘It’s lovely news, but I do think that men are treated differently to women.

Kerry Katona 'Loose Women' TV show, London, UK - 11 Oct 2022

Kerry referred to herself as a ‘5×3’ mum but doubted Jude would be called a ‘7×4’ dad much (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Jude Law and Phillipa Coan
The actor has reportedly welcomed his seventh child, and second with wife Phillipa Coan (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

‘I doubt he would be labelled as a ‘7×4 dad’, whereas I’ve received a lot of crap for being a ‘5×3 mum’ in the past,’ she wrote in her new! magazine column, as reported by OK!.

Actor Jude, 50, was seen his wife Phillipa Coan and two small children being pushed in buggies as they strode through Heathrow airport last week, with one looking not much older than newborn age.

This has led to speculation that he and psychologist Phillipa are now parents of two together.

He and Phillipa were married in 2019 and welcomed a child – Phillipa’s first and Jude’s sixth – a year later.

Jude Law and Phillipa Coan

The couple, pictured in 2021, tied the knot in 2019 and confirmed they welcomed a baby in 2020 (Picture: MWE/GC Images

He also has five other children by three different women.

In 1997 the movie star married actress Sadie Frost, welcoming son Rafferty, now 27, daughter Iris, 22, and second son Rudy, now 20, before their 2003 divorce.

Jude had his fourth child, Sophia, now 13, in 2009, after a short relationship with US model Samantha Burke.

His sixth, a daughter named Ada, arrived in 2015 after another brief relationship with singer Catherine Harding, also known as Cat Cavelli.

Jude Law & wife Sadie Frost
Jude was previously married to Sadie Frost, with whom he had his three oldest kids (Picture: Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Meanwhile Kerry shares daughters Mollie, 21, and Lilly Sue, 20, with first husband, Westlife singer Brian McFadden, as well as Heidi, 16, and Max, 14, with ex Mark Croft and daughter Dylan-Jorge, eight, with late ex George Kay.

She is currently engaged to fiancé Ryan Mahoney, 34.

In her column she added that she was ‘proud of everything’ she had done for her children, as the one ‘bringing them up’.

Kerry also recently issued a heartfelt apology to Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury for mocking their decision to call their new daughter Bambi.

Confessing she felt she had come across as a ‘t*t’ for criticising the name, she wrote on Instagram: ‘I was trying to be a comedian and sometimes when you mix the two it doesn’t come across very well.

Bambi Fury is a great name.’

Clearly feeling guilty, Kerry said again that it had ‘really played on my mind and that she would ‘never want to bring anybody down.’


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