Rochelle Humes opens up about being reunited with her long-lost lookalike sister after 23 years apart

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Rochelle Humes (left) had not seen half-sister Lili (centre, with third sister Sophie, right ) since she was five-years-old (Instagram: Rochelle Humes)
Rochelle Humes (left) had not seen half-sister Lili (centre, with third sister Sophie, right ) since she was five-years-old (Instagram: Rochelle Humes)

Rochelle Humes has opened up about being reunited with her long-lost sister Lili Piper, having been apart for 23 years.

The TV presenter had only met her half-sister once before when they were children, but she’s now revealed that the two of them speak every day.

Humes finally met up with her Piper – who shares the same father as her – after their mutual friend and Love Island star Kem Cetinay arranged to get them together in 2017.

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Talking to Giovanna Fletcher on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, Humes said: “I grew up with my mum and sister [, all my siblings are half siblings. My dad was never around.

“I’ve never told anyone this before. Two years ago, I was at our management’s Christmas party and Love Island’s Kem was there.

“He was chatting away and said, ‘I got to talk to you… as soon as I became a celeb, I promised my friend Lili that I would talk to you as she’s your sister on your dad’s side’.

“I knew of her and met up with her when I was five, but it was so complicated as they were a lot younger and my dad wasn’t involved. On a drunken night out, Kem asked me if he could give her my number.

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“She WhatsApped me and I didn’t reply till the morning. We planned to go out for dinner with my other sister and brother and I made Marvin come with me because I was so scared.”

The former Saturdays singer went on reveal that she couldn’t believe how much her sister looked like her her, adding that her husband was equally shocked by the resemblance.

“We are literally the same people, Marvin was like, ‘OMG, there’s more of you’. “We’ve spoken every day since – Jeremy Kyle style. It’s like we’ve known each other all our lives.”

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