Our hearts go out to Nadia Forde this weekend following the news that the former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! contestant has suffered a family bereavement.
According to a statement released by a representative for Nadia, the star’s mum, Bernice, lost her battle with cancer yesterday and passed away peacefully while surrounded by friends and family in St. Francis Hospice.
Recently commenting on her mother’s illness, Nadia said: “Anybody who has cancer in their family, no matter what their relationship is, estranged or not estranged, will understand what a horrible illness it is.”
Nadia, who had made no secret of the troubled relationship she and her mother shared, hoped to build bridges in recent years.
Having announced the devastating news, the statement went on to read: “Beloved mother to Nadia Forde and Steven Forde: deeply missed her mother, father, siblings, family and friends. Nadia and family had been by her side for the last few days.”
The 25-year-old star is currently being comforted by friends and family in her Dublin home.
Our thoughts are with her today.