Brenda Edwards hit with ‘weeks of upset’ due to double family devastation (Picture: Rex)
Brenda is usually known for her sunny disposition but this morning on Loose Women she spoke about the devastation her family has recently faced.
The 52-year-old paid tribute to her Auntie Shirley in the episode, who sadly passed away. Ruth Langsford acknowledged that she had been ‘very unwell’.
‘My auntie Shirley was such a strong lady and she was an intelligent woman,’ Brenda told the panel.
‘She was an intelligent woman and she had her masters in education. Because she’s in America we couldn’t go to the funeral.’
‘It’s been a couple of weeks of upset and just not knowing what to do with ourselves. I speak a lot about my aunts and how they were forces to be reckoned with and they raised me and made me the woman that I am and the cornerstone of the family.’
Unfortunately, the sad news doesn’t end there for the Loose Women star and her family.
‘There is destruction that’s going on in my family home in St Vincent that I haven’t been able to talk about,’ she said.
The La Soufrière volcano has erupted, causing ash to absolutely blanket the Caribbean island.
‘It’s saddened me that so many people don’t actually know what’s happening. Luckily we’ve received aid from neighbouring islands but the richer nations aren’t necessarily coming forward,’ Brenda said.
St Vincent is a beautiful island that Janet Street-Porter, who has visited previously, said is ‘untouched by tourism’.
She explained that when she had a tour of the volcano years ago her guide told her it can cause ‘tremendous devastation to the island’.
Brenda added: ‘It’s an agriculture island and people don’t even have basic drinking water because of the volcanic ash that has contaminated it.’
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
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