Yvonne Connolly has Revealed How her Beloved Father’s Death Shattered her Confidence
Yvonne Connolly has opened up about how her father’s death shattered her confidence
The 42-year-old’s beloved father Michael passed away from cancer in November 2007.
She told Life magazine: “I was extremely close to my dad.
“He held me on a pedestal, and I had him up on a pedestal as well. We had a really cool relationship.
“He was sick for a long time. I knew when he died I would miss him like crazy, but I thought that would be the extent of it; that I would just miss him being around.”
Speaking about the impact that the death had on her life, the mum-of-three explained: “I didn’t realise how it would knock my confidence.
“Even if you are old, in your late 30s or 40s, you still feel a bit bulletproof when your parents have your back.
“I lost a lot of confidence knowing that he was no longer in the background for me, no matter what happened in life.
“He was always the person to pick up the phone to me.
“When something happened, I was on the phone to him – even if it was just to talk out loud.
“Even if you are married, it is still a different kind of relationship: it is unconditional love.
“Even if you have a husband or wife who you have no problems with and are completely in love with, there is still something about a parent’s love that, when it is not there, and it is gone, it does affect you.”