Rochelle Humes has revealed she has reunited her with her long-lost sister Lili Piper after 23 years apart.
The television presenter, 30, whose parents divorced when she was three years old, had only met her lookalike sibling once before when she was six.
They grew up living separate lives but reunited two years ago thanks to a push from mutual friend and Love Island star Kem Cetinay.
Speaking to Giovanna Fletcher on her Happy Mum Happy Baby Podcast, Rochelle said despite feeling terrified of meeting Lili, the pair instantly bonded and have ‘spoken every day since’.
And when the former Saturday’s singer uploaded a photo of herself and Lili holidaying in Dubai earlier this month, fans were left so stunned by the two sisters’ similarities, they were left convinced they were ‘twins’ and even asked which one Rochelle was.
Sisters: Rochelle Humes has revealed she has reunited her with her long-lost sister Lili after 23 years apart (L-R Rochelle, Lili and sister Sophie) pictured last month
‘I grew up with my mum and sister, all my siblings are half siblings. My dad was never around, Rochelle said.
‘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.”
Reunited: The television presenter, 30, met her lookalike sibling once when she was six, and was left astounded when Love Island’s Kem Cetinay revealed his plans to reunite them at a Christmas party two years ago
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’
Strong bond: She said: ‘We are literally the same people. We’ve spoken every day since – Jeremy Kyle style. It’s like we’ve known each other all our lives’
One person said: ‘I thought it was two of you then!’
A different account put: ‘I don’t know who is who?! Beautiful girls x’
Another fan commented: ‘You could be twins, it took me a while to figure which one is you lol I hope I’m right.’
While different accounts added: ‘Wow are you twins ?’, ‘twinnies’ and ‘Twins!!’
Rochelle’s parents divorced when she was three years old and she was raised by her mother and her famous footballer uncle Paul Ince.
When the former Saturday’s singer uploaded a photo of herself and Lili holidaying in Dubai earlier this month, fans were left so stunned by the two sisters’ similarities (L-R Lili, Sophie, Rochelle)
Speaking about life growing up the What About Us hitmaker, who is mum to Alaia-Mai, five, and Valentina Raine, two, said: ‘I always knew I wanted a family. We’re such family people. As I grew up with just my mum, I wanted to be in a relationship where I knew both parents would be around.
‘I never knew what that was like. However, I didn’t know any different either. When I look at my kids, I say they’re so lucky.
‘My mum did it completely on her own and is a legend! If you know they’re [husbands] are downstairs, and you’re running around, that’s really annoying. But when they’re not around, you just get on with it.’
Happy family: The What About Us hitmaker, who is mum to Alaia-Mai, five, and Valentina Raine, two, and married to Marvin Humes said: ‘I always knew I wanted a family’ (pictured this month)
Rochelle went on to describe the differences between her own two daughters, saying ‘Alaia is like a teenager, she loves her children. Vally is all over the place.’
She added: ‘When I had Alaia, she was so forward with everything! Vally is really shy, and it’s mad how you can bring two children up the same but they end up being so different. She has resting b**** face. She’s not a people person.
‘She loves her sister endlessly but is not really into it. I’ve had to accept that, and I don’t force her to say hello to people. She’s aware, but doesn’t talk that much. She’s cuter when she’s moody.
‘I was always worried about whether I’d love another child as much as I love Alaia, but the love was more instant the second time round.’
Listen to season 4 of Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast every Tuesday at 6am from May 7.
Doting mum: Rochelle went on to describe the differences between her own two daughters, saying ‘Alaia is like a teenager, she loves her children. Vally is all over the place’ (pictured on their recent trip to Dubai earlier this moth)