Kerry Katona wild age-gap romance with Emily in Paris star Lucien Laviscount, which was sparked in the Celebrity Big Brother House more than 10 years ago, left fans in shock when pictures of the pair resurfaced
Kerry Katona has spoken out on her past romance with actor Lucien Laviscount.
The Atomic Kitten singer, now 41, and the former Waterloo Road heartthrob, now 30, got together after meeting in the Celebrity Big Brother House in 2011.
Kerry and Lucien’s romance wasn’t to last and Kerry is now engaged to Ryan Mahoney while Lucien isn’t dating anyone at the moment, but his career has skyrocketed due to his role on Netflix hit Emily in Paris.
The pair’s romance appeared to be a distant memory for both them and their fans – until their photoshoot with OK! magazine resurfaced online and went viral last week.
Fans were left surprised to learn of their 12-year age-gap romance as details of their previous fling went viral.
Now, Kerry has spoken out on the recent fan reaction to her and Lucien’s connection and revealed the actor was “charming” and “talented”.
She told OK! magazine: “Apparently my OK! magazine cover from 2011 with my former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Lucien Laviscount has gone viral on social media! Lucien was very charming and obviously easy on the eye, and it was all just a bit of fun.”
Following his time in the Big Brother House, Lucien’s acting career blossomed with him undertaking his most recognizable role in 2021 of Alfie in Emily in Paris.
Kerry revealed she has watched the actor in the Netflix series and complimented the actor.
“I have seen Lucien as Alfie in Emily In Paris on Netflix – he’s a great actor, so it’s no wonder he is being tipped to be the next Bond,” she said.
“People were even joking that I could have made a good Bond girl – and that just made me giggle!”
In the re-surfaced interview, Kerry joked she didn’t think she was Lucien’s type and admitted the age gap was “holding them back”.
She spilled at the time: “Lucien has it all – he’s a geek, intelligent, loveable, great for cuddles, understanding. He is everything all rolled into one. But I don’t think I’m his type,” Kerry told us. “I’ve got four kids and he’s 19. My eldest is 10 – her stepdad would only be nine years older than her.
“I’m sure I could get locked up for that! If he was a little older, then yes, I’d destroy him! The age gap is definitely holding us back,” she confessed at the time.
Kerry is now engaged to marry her personal trainer beau and recently revealed plans to lose three stone before her wedding.
The mum-of-five and her husband-to-be are set to tie the knot this year, after getting engaged in 2020 as Ryan popped the question during a trip for Kerry’s 40th birthday.
Kerry revealed: “Like everybody else when a new year starts, I want to get back into shape. I was living out of a suitcase for the majority of last year as I was traveling so much for work and then panto.”