Lynda Bellingham felt devastated when she was excluded from her mother"s funeral


Loose Women's Lynda Bellingham devastated to be excluded from mother's funeral

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16:10 GMT, 18 March 2012

Loose Women star Lynda Bellingham is not looking forward to Mother's Day.

After having been reunited with her
mother just 25 years ago, the 63-year-old was left devastated when she
was told via email that he mother had passed away.

Lynda found out from a friend that not only had her mother died, but she had also missed the funeral.

Reunited: Lynda Bellingham and her late mother Marjorie Hughes, together last year

Reunited: Lynda Bellingham was excluded from the funeral of her mother Marjorie Hughes

Marjorie Bond, Lynda's biological
mother, died last month and her children did not want the TV star to be
at the funeral so they didn't invite her.

The former Oxo star said she
felt like she had been rejected for a second time in her life, and
Mother's Day makes the heartache all the more worse.

She told the Sunday Mirror: 'I had just finished a performance and was looking through my emails and there it was.

'It came from a friend of mum’s and
said, ‘I am so sorry Lynda to tell you that your mother has passed
away… but I wasn’t allowed to tell you in time for you to come to the
funeral''.

Hurt: Lynda was devastated and said she felt rejected again

Hurt: Lynda was devastated and said she felt rejected again

Marjorie gave Lynda up for adoption because she was young and had been left to fend for herself after her fiance ran off.

Being the daughter of a strong churchgoing family didn't help matters and the Calendar Girls actress was given away.

Despite this, Lynda eventually found her mother and forged a relationship with her and the rest of the family.

`Memories: Lynda pictured as a child with her adoptive mother Ruth Bellingham`

Memories: Lynda pictured as a child with her adoptive mother Ruth Bellingham

However, the final betrayal made her feel unwanted again and she simply cannot understand why she was shunned.

She said: 'It made me feel horrible.
Really, really devastated. It was as if I was being rejected all over
again. I find it very distressing. But there’s absolutely nothing I can
do about it.'

Flashback: The Loose Women star used to appear in the Oxo adverts, seen here in 1987

Flashback: The Loose Women star used to appear in the Oxo adverts, seen here in 1987