Mark Croft and Kerry Katona wed on Valentine's Day 2007

Mark Croft is said to have stormed out on Kerry Katona after a series of bust-ups.

Last week he left their £1.2m home with kids Heidi, 2, and Max, 3 months, and went to stay in nearby hotel.

He returned the next day and the couple, who married on Valentine's Day last year, are now trying to work out their problems.

Mark's mum Marilyn, 59, confirmed the story.

‘It must have been a huge row for him to have taken them to a hotel,’ she tells the Sunday People. ‘He and the kids spent the night away from the house but went back the following morning.

‘If it was just Kerry and Mark I wouldn't care about their arguments, but it's the kids I worry about.’

Kerry, 27, also has 2 daughters Molly, 6, and Lilly-Sue, 4, with ex husband Brian McFadden, 28. Mark, 37, has a daughter Keeley, 6, from a previous relationship.

The pair have had a stormy relationship, with rumours of cheating – which they both dismiss as lies – dogging their marriage.