Rhodri Giggs says mum chose Ryan over him after affair and family still don’t speak

Ten years on from the affair that tore his world apart, Rhodri Giggs has shared how the lasting scars of his brother's betrayal continue to divide his once close family.

in 2011 Rhodri learned that his wife Natasha had been sleeping with his football star brother Ryan, who was also married, behind his back for eight years.

Natasha shared the grim details in a tell-all interview with a Sunday newspaper – with a devastated Rhodri hearing the shock news for the first time with the rest of the world.

With the bombshell striking the heart of his family, Rhodri has revealed that his mum Lynne chose to take love-rat Ryan's side while his relatives have frozen him out completely over the last decade.

Rhodri Giggs speaks about his brother's betrayal on the Anything Goes with James English podcast
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Rhodri Giggs said his family haven't spoken to him in ten years
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During an appearance on James English' podcast Anything Goes, the host asked Rhodri if Ryan has ever apologised to him for the betrayal.

"Not really," Rhodri replied. "I've not really seen any of them. I've probably seen him twice in ten years.

"They obviously think I'm bad. I'm not that bad. I don't beat up women. I don't cheat on people."

Rhodri, 44, added he no longer misses his family as it's been that long since they spoke to him.

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"I've got three kids to worry about," said the dad. "They've not even met my six year old son or seen my 14-year-old in years."

Rhodri believes the feud has lasted so long because his relatives are unhappy with him continuing to speak about Ryan's affair in interviews and for joking about the scandal in the infamous Paddy Power advert in 2019.

After being asked to work with the bookmaker numerous times over the years, Rhodri eventually agreed and joined them for a light-hearted campaign joking about the benefits – or lack of – of staying loyal.

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Rhodri says taking light of the heartbreaking situation through comedy was the only therapy he received throughout the ordeal.

"I just do things now to p*** people off," he added.

The dad said focusing on his children helped him get through the pain – though his sons are now receiving taunts because of their brother-in-law's bed-hopping antics.

"It's strengthened me mentally as I've gone on," he added, revealing it took over five years for him to come to terms with the betrayal.

Rhodri spoke to podcast host English about how he managed to get over the traumatic event
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Rhodri also praised actor Will Mellor – who was best man at his wedding to Natasha – for being his rock when his family deserted him.

"Will has been like a brother to me for like 25 years.

"You need them strong people. Family-wise there's been nothing," he added.