Rhodri Giggs: 'I've forgiven Ryan' eight years after affair with wife

Rhodri Giggs said he has forgiven his brother, Ryan, eight years after his ex-wife had an affair with the Wales manager.

In 2011 it was revealed the former Wales international had a secret affair with his brother's then-wife, Natasha. It drew national attention and tore the family apart, Rhodri told ITV's Good Morning Britain.

The 42-year-old said he has forgiven the former Manchester United footballer as he looks to move on with his life.

In February he took part in an advert poking fun at the fractured relationship - to the displeasure of some family members:

I've done a great advert which I thought was funny. Negativity, it's not healthy. I've moved on, I forgave him a couple of years ago to be honest.

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Rhodri's ex-wife, Natasha, admitted to an eight-year affair with Ryan Giggs. Credit: PA

Although he said he has put the past behind him, his relationship with his family is still strained. Rhodri said he hasn't spoken to Ryan or his mother Lynne for years.

The last time he had contact with his mother was at his grandfather's funeral two years ago. He told presenters, Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins, it is a rift that still affects him and his three children.

I haven't spoken to him, I'm sure if I bumped into him it would be amicable. I'm fine with it. I've got my own life to live. I've got three children to worry about. They're more important to me. It going to affect them, it affects me a little bit, it's your mother and your brother, but they've got other family that love them. Natasha's family is very loving and I've got other family that love them as well.

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Ryan Giggs is said to have apologised weeks later, claiming he 'wasn't thinking'.

He retired from professional football in 2014, having spent his whole career at Manchester United. Giggs is the most decorated player in football history.

Four years later, he was appointed as Wales manager after the departure of Chris Coleman - his first job in management.

Since taking up the job, the 45-year-old has overseen wins over the Republic of Ireland, China and Trinidad and Tobago.

Giggs is now looking to take his young side to the Euro's in 2020. The 1-0 win against Slovakia last month kicked off their qualifying campaign ahead of their clash with group favourites, Croatia, on June 8.

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