KERRY Katona has been seen for the first time following the death of her ex-husband George Kay.
The 38-year-old looked devastated as she was spotted out and about in East Sussex after being left in utter shock by the tragic news last weekend.
George Kay, 39, was found collapsed at home and taken to hospital following a suspected drug overdose but doctors were unable to save him.
The former rugby league star met Kerry, 39, as teenagers, but started dating in 2012 after bumping into each other in Warrington.
They married in September 2014, five months after she had their daughter Dylan-Jorge, now five years old.
Following the news, a friend told the Mirror: "Kerry is heartbroken, he’s DJ’s dad and she loved him once.
“She can’t bear the thought of explaining to her daughter what has happened."
Further pain was caused when campaign group Fathers4Justice implied Kerry is responsible for George's apparent cocaine overdose, claiming she refused him access to their daughter Dylan-Jorge.
Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor tweeted: “Tragic news about the passing of George Kay who came to Fathers4Justice for help.
“He was heartbroken after @KerryKatona7 denied him access to daughter Dylan-Jorge. Katona’s not ‘heartbroken’. She has blood on her hands.”
While Kerry is yet to speak publically her daughters, from her marriage to Brian McFadden have spoken out to defend her.
Molly, 17, tweeted: “I suggest take this tweet down.
“How dare you make statements this disgusting at such a vulnerable time, your accusations are inaccurate and extremely insensitive.
“I truly hope you never find yourself in this kind of situation. Vile words from a vile person you should be ashamed.”
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While Lily, 16, wrote: “I find your tweets repulsive and insensitive. You must remind yourself he had kids who are at an age that use social media.
“You did not know George like we did and to have the audacity to speak of my mother who put her neck on the line for that man on countless occasions when no decent human would is vile. We’re in mourning and people like you are poisonous.
“Using death for your own gain and to increase your following is disgusting. I’m sending love and light your way as it is clearly needed.”
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