Nadia Forde's ill mother 'rooting for her' in the jungle
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 November 2014
Nadia Forde's cancer stricken mother has spoken out to support the model despite having been estranged from the pretty brunette for 18 years
Nadia Forde's cancer-stricken mother is "rooting for her" to win 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'
Berenice Paolozzi has been showing her support for her daughter - who previously dated golfing champion Rory McIlroy - while she competes on this year's series of the ITV reality show, despite having had little contact with the 25-year-old star in the last 18 years.
Nadia's friend Debbie O'Leary has revealed the brunette beauty was sent to live with her grandma aged seven after her parents split up, but recently flew to London to make amends with her mother after discovering she was suffering from Lymphoma cancer.
Debbie told The Sun newspaper: "I know her mum is rooting for her but she's still very sick."
Nadia's pal - who describes herself and the glamour model as "inseparable" - has also been watching her grow close to former 'X Factor' contestant Jake Quickenden, but insists the singer is going to have to try harder if he wants to win her over.
She said: "I don't know if there is going to be a love story to come out of it.
"Nadia is a hard girl to woo so Jake would have to work hard if he is serious.
"It is hard to tell in the jungle, you are in a confined space, a small number of people. She just doesn't let any man sweep her off her feet so it is interesting to watch.
"I think she definitely would like to get to know someone very well before starting to do anything."