Kimberley Walsh has announced that she has finally ended her seven-year feud with Girls Aloud's former bandmate, Nadine Coyle.
Bradley-born Kimberley (38) has barely spoken to Irish singer Nadine (35) since their band split in 2013, but this year's expanded COVID-19 lock has become an unlikely catalyst for thawing relationships between the stars.
During an interview with OK! Kimberley was asked if she was still in contact with her bandmates and replied: "I am talking to Cheryl and Nicola (Roberts) all the time anyway, but I have also contacted Nadine and Sarah (Harding)."
The hatchet buried: Kimberley Walsh (left) has revealed that she has finally ended her seven-year feud with Girls Aloud's former bandmate, Nadine Coyle (right)
She continued: “Lockdown was a time to think. Nadine and I talked the other day and we will bring the children together since they have not yet met. "
The star, who has sons Bobby (five) and Cole (three) with husband Justin Scott, also remembered a rough game date after the lockdown with Cheryl's son Bear (three).
"We were sitting in the garden drinking a cup of tea – the kids ran wild," she said. "I was glad it was Cheryl's garden and not mine! We hadn't seen each other in months, but within two minutes you had no time."
Rise to fame: The singers became famous in the early 2000s in their girl band Girls Aloud alongside (L-R) Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding. Pictured in 2003
As early as March, Kimberley announced that she and Nadine would return to the friendship arena after talking to their former bandmate.
The singer sweetly admitted that the reunion made her nostalgic and that she loves the Irish singer very much.
Kimberley said to The Sun: “I saw Nadine in London the other day and it was so nice to meet her. It's been a while. We just met at an event. I felt nostalgic. & # 39;
She added, "I'm glad I can still spend time with the girls and see them."
Reflection: Kimberley said OK! & # 39; Lockdown was a time to think. Nadine and I talked the other day and we will bring the children together since they have not yet met. "
Kimberley also teased a possible reunion as the band was preparing to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2022, although the star admitted it was still a "long way off".
It comes to Kimberley admitted in November that she and Nadine "slid apart" after claims by the Irish singer that she hadn't spoken to her Girls Aloud bandmate in six years.
Speaking to the mirror, she said: “We don't speak often at all. She obviously moved to America, and I think we just slid apart like you really do. & # 39;
It came after Nadine admitted that she didn't know if she had the full support of her former Girls Aloud bandmates during her stint at I & # 39; m A Celebrity … Get me out of here! last summer because she hadn't spoken to them in over half a decade.
Sweet: Your reunion has been in the making for months, as Kimberley told The Sun earlier: “I saw Nadine in London the other day and it was so nice to meet her. It's been a while & # 39;
The Northern Irish singer, 34, told The Mirror: “I talked to Sarah (Harding) around Big Brother's time, but I haven't seen her with or since the end of Girls Aloud or just before I had my daughter spoken to them.
“So that was about six years ago. Sarah was recently at the beginning of Big Brother when she was very excited, but yes, I haven't spoken to or seen them in a long time. & # 39;
The recording takes place after a long feud with former bandmate Cheryl and a recent recording that the group was “never really friends” during their time together.
"There were no arguments, there was simply no friendship," she said to Celebrity Juice in 2018.
Drifting apart: After Kimberley admitted in November that she and Nadine had moved apart after saying that she hadn't spoken to her bandmates in six years. Pictured in 2002
Speaking to The Sun, Nadine added that her outspoken manner often ruffles her bandmates' feathers.
“It was okay in the beginning, but there is always politics in every band. It just happened that I always have more vocals than everyone else. As for the people who want to hear their voice, that didn't happen, ”she explained.
& # 39; It made people very bitter. They didn't like it. It is so sad for me to have to admit this stuff now because the band has been around so long and you want everyone to think we are best friends, we have pillow fights and drink milkshakes.
"That's how I wanted it to be. I really, really wanted it to be, but it just wasn't what it was. We are all very, very different characters. & # 39;
Nadine's comments came after Cheryl attacked her former bandmate and insisted that the beginning of the end was for Girls Aloud when Nadine decided to go alone.
When Cheryl submitted the claim that the breakup between her and her bandmates Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh had been decided, in 2014 she said to Attitude: “She is full of S ** t. What do you want us to say? It is full of s ** t.
Old times: After a successful run, the girl band split up in 2013. 2013 pictured
& # 39; She was the one who wanted to do a solo recording. That's why we took the break. So now she won't say that we broke up the band. No? That's it. She wants to come out and say we separated the band? No!
“She shouldn't be telling Porkie Pies. She should remember why we took the break after seven years so they go and …
"Okay, do you want us to tell the truth? She wouldn't take another shot of Girls Aloud until she got a solo deal.
“I feel like she kept us as a ransom and then signed her solo record deal. It's the truth. She says we separated the band. Here you go. & # 39;
Split: Cheryl hit her former bandmate in 2014 and insisted that the beginning of the end was for Girls Aloud when Nadine decided to go solo. Pictured in 2012
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