Kerry Katona has opened up about how she bought a house 13 years after she "lost everything".
The 40-year-old former Atomic Kitten singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate her milestone as she reflected on how much she's overcome in the last decade.
Kerry posted a selfie on Instagram as she shared the snap of her beaming at the camera with her 717,000 followers.
She added a lengthy caption alongside the picture as she told fans about her exciting house news.
The star explained that six years ago she never thought she'd be where she is today after battling "bankruptcy" and mental health issues such as anxiety and bipolar.
Kerry wrote: "Well it's official!! After losing EVERYTHING 13 years ago and having to rent I've finally bought me a house!!"
She continued: "I want to share this news because many times over the years I literally felt suicidal! BUT I never gave up! If I can turn things around and get back on top ANYONE can.
"I’m not gonna lie credit where credit due I’m really proud of myself.
"DONT EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!!!!!! Doesn’t matter if others don’t believe in you just as long as you believe in yourself!"
Kerry also thanked her fiancé Ryan Mahoney for "always having faith in me even when I didn’t."
She said: "Even 6 years ago I never thought I’d be where I am today! It’s been bloody hard. Drugs, bankruptcy, bipolar, mental health, anxiety, divorcees breakdowns, car crash TVs WOW I honestly never thought I’d get through it all!
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"But here I am. Tell yourself every day you love yourself, tell yourself every day your worth it and never ever let other people’s opinions define you as a person!
"Learn from it all, move on and help others."
Kerry's fans showered her with messages and love and congratulations after hearing her wonderful news.
One said: "That's amazing, well done Kerry. You're such a strong woman."
While another wrote: "Thrilled for you, Kerry. It's great how you've turned your life around, I hope your story encourages others to realise it's never too late."
"That's amazing congratulations", penned a third.
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