Rochelle Humes says she has finally forgiven her absent father

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Rochelle Humes says she's at peace with not having a relationship with her father. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Rochelle Humes says she's at peace with not having a relationship with her father. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Rochelle Humes has finally forgiven her absentee father, with whom she had little contact after he split from her mother shortly after she was born.

The 32-year-old singer and TV presenter told the Diary of a CEO podcast — reported via the Mirror — that she found her half-siblings after a chance connection with Love Island contestant Kem Cetinay.

Cetinay approached Humes at a party and revealed that he had been at school with her sister Lili and could put them in touch.

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The former Saturdays singer said she had "little bursts of time" in contact with her father as a child, but their relationship eventually "stopped altogether".

"Had you asked me at 18, I would have been like: ‘I will never forgive that man for not being around for me’," Humes said.

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She added: "I know what I am going to get if I had contact with him. There is not anything he would be able to say that could change the fact that he didn’t come to watch my nativity play and he didn’t put in that graft.

"But acceptance can be a beautiful and liberating thing and to think: ‘I am not holding on to something that I can’t change. It is done and it is in the past’."

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Humes said her newfound siblings have left her "not ­holding on to feelings of anger that my dad wasn’t around for me" and that she doesn't need a father any more.

She added: "When I had my own children, I weirdly became less curious about him. I saw what being a dad was from my husband and I knew what being a parent was because I was a parent and besotted and in love and lived my live for my kids."

Rochelle and Marvin got married in 2012 and have three children together. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Rochelle and Marvin got married in 2012 and have three children together. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Humes married JLS singer Marvin Humes in 2012 and has since given birth to two daughters and a son.

She is now known more as a television presenter than as a singer, most notably as one of the rotating replacements for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning.

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Humes and her husband also present a show together in the shape of music guessing game The Hit List, which she told the podcast is her favourite job.

She said: "It couldn’t be more perfect for us … I would love that to run to the end of time."

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