Loose Women star Coleen Nolan Coleen revealed when her sister Bernie was diagnosed with cancer, she and her other sisters came together to support her – leaving their feud behind them
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The 56-year-old TV star discussed the topic of family rifts in the third season of ITV shown with Ruth Langsford, as the pair discussed the seemingly irreparable relationship between Prince Charles and his youngest son, Prince Harry.
During the romance segment, Coleen admits that she can relate to Charles and Harry’s situation due to the fact that she had a big relationship with her sister a few years ago.
Coleen revealed that for over four years she did not speak to her sisters, and that it was only when her dear sister Bernie passed away that the siblings decided to put aside their past differences. them – but they agreed never to give a reason why they were. fall out again.
Before Bernie’s death in 2013, Coleen and his sister Denise had been entangled in a feud that lasted several years.
During the Loose Women segment, Coleen admits that in her heartbreak, everyone closest and dearest to her advised her to make amends with her sisters, but she insisted that if they were friends her friends but not her family, she will cut them off her life for good.
Coleen admits: “There have been many documents claiming that me and my sisters failed. We didn’t talk for about four years – that’s a long time.”
“But, at the time, I’ve had people say to me, ‘but it’s your family.’ I feel like saying that’s not always the case with family. Sometimes you have to think, If they were friends, I probably wouldn’t have told them about what happened and about what was said.”
Coleen went on to explain that when her sister Bernie was diagnosed with cancer, she and her other sisters came together to support Bernie.
The TV star said: “It takes something sad or something important to make you realize how silly it is. For us, it was when Bernie passed.
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“Obviously, we were all there, and that made us all realize it was silly. We reconciled and got back together and decided never to talk about why. We’ll never agree on what happened, so that’s okay and we’ve put it to bed now, and we said let’s not go there again.
Coleen described the family rift as ‘silly’ and ‘painful’ as she shared her regret over the death of her beloved sister Bernie.
“When Bernie died, it brought everything into context,” she insisted.
“We never talk about our failure now. We never look back at what it was or how we failed, because there’s no point.
“The only thing we reviewed was how silly it was. We spent four years talking to each other. It wasn’t until Bernie’s death that we started talking again. “
Coleen’s sister, actress and singer Bernie Nolan died on July 4, 2013 in Weybridge, Surrey.
She was just 52 years old when she passed away.
At the time of his death, Bernie left behind his partner Steve Doneathy and their daughter, Erin, who was just 14 years old.
The former lead singer of The Nolans was first diagnosed in 2010.
She completely recovered in 2012 after chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
However, months later, the disease returned and spread to her brain, bones, lungs, and liver.
Coleen and her sisters have spoken openly about their devastation after Bernie died at a very young age, and last year the family faced even more grief when both Anne and Linda were diagnosed diagnosed with cancer.
The brave and strong sisters were adamant that they would defeat the disease – so did Coleen.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/loose-womens-coleen-nolan-says-25638016 Coleen Nolan addresses a four-year feud with sisters - and how death brought them together