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London (ANI): It's certainly a call from the past for Charlotte Church, as her long-lost biological father is now making constant pleas for her to get back in touch with him after 20 years of estrangement. Stephen Reed has begged his singer daughter, who is expecting her second child by her partner, Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson, to let him back into her life.
"Please get in contact with me I still love you," The Daily Express has quoted Reed, as saying. A computer engineer by profession, Reed wants to hold his 10-month-old granddaughter Ruby, Charlotte's first child, in his arms. "It upsets me very much that I've got a grandchild who I don't know and another on the way, but what can I do?" he said.
When Charlotte was just two years old, Reed walked out on her mother Maria, and she then adapted the surname of her stepfather, her mother's second husband James Church who adopted her. The 22-year-old singer has clearly stated that she has no plans to start afresh with Stephen or his immediate family. She said: "They are strangers to me. I don"t know if they are moral. Ignorance is bliss. I'm staying in my own ignorant bubble, right or wrong."
However, Stephen claims that the former 'Voice of an Angel' and now TV presenter's hates him because she has been brainwashed into thinking he is a bad parent. He said: "My message to Charlotte is if it concerns you that much, come and find out what I'm really like. There are some people who are obviously trying to drive a wedge between us and keep us separated. People have told her things about me that are abhorrent.
"There have been very many appropriate points in time when I have tried to get in contact with Charlotte, but they haven't worked out. Obviously, Charlotte only has one side of the story. The truth is, relationships don't work out and people split up and you either get to keep in contact with your dad or you don't." The last time he tried to see Charlotte was shortly after Ruby was born in September last year.
"The reaction I got was, 'Go away'. I was passing by and the intention was just to say hello. Gavin's mother was there she seemed really nice. But she said she didn't want any arguments. She went and asked her but Charlotte didn't want to hear," he said. He added: "When I see photos of Ruby, I see a lot of myself in her. I'm a good dad. I think I would be a good grandparent. I don't see what the problem is."