Rhodri Giggs revealed today that he has finally forgiven his brother Ryan for his notorious eight-year-old affair with his wife.
Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs was having an affair with his sister-in-law Natasha, Rhodri's wife, who experienced shady rendezvous in show houses and hotels – during which time his wife Stacey Giggs was pregnant with their two children.
Rhodri said today that it took him years to forgive his older brother, but admitted that he had not spoken to Ryan or their mother, who chose the footballer after the affair.
In the words of Good Morning Britain, the father of three said that the gap in his family would finally be healed if his brother answered the phone to call him.
And while he admitted that his recent ironic Paddy Power ad & # 39; corrugated springs & # 39; , he added: & # 39; What I did was funny, what he did was a car accident. & # 39;
The advertisement contains many jokes at Ryan's expense, as well as Rhodri who laughs at himself. Rhodri said today: & # 39;[The advert] was really a bit of fun, I went further … I forgiven him a few years ago & # 39;
Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs (left) had an affair with his sister-in-law Natasha – the wife of his younger brother Rhodri (right)
Ryan Giggs with his then wife Stacey at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2010. The couple finalized their divorce in 2017 – six years after his affair came to light
Ryan Giggs, now Wales manager, had an eight-year affair with Rhodri & # 39; s wife, Natasha (right)
Ryan Giggs & # 39; brother Rhodri pokes fun at the infamous affair of Man Utd legend with his wife in a new ad
From Matthew Smith for MailOnline
For years, Rhodri Giggs has been known as Ryan's brother, who was betrayed when the then-Manchester United star had an affair with his wife, Natasha, for eight years.
Now the 41-year-old has cashed in his personal turmoil in a provocative new advertisement for bookmaker Paddy Power.
In the advertisement for the company's new remuneration scheme, Giggs puts fun in his brother, himself and his wife, and the scandal that took his family apart in an amazing way.
The ad starts with Giggs introducing himself to the camera and saying that he & # 39; wants to talk to you about loyalty & # 39; – take a grin right away.
As an example of loyalty, he tells how he always drinks in the same pub – with the barmaid who & # 39; bitter & # 39; to which Giggs replies: & # 39; No more, champagne please & # 39 ;. There is also a poster for a beer with a VERY suggestive name in the background.
It then cuts to a television on which Wales – managed by Ryan Giggs – is suffering a defeat, with the commentator saying that & # 39; the manager will be asked questions & # 39 ;. Looked at the camera and grin from Rhodri.
He then plays his comparative lack of footballing skill while trying to return a ball to a park soccer game and then to kick it off the camera.
It gives the chance for further excavations with his famous brother, who claims that & # 39; natural talent is overrated & # 39; – before we cut it in his kitchen, make a cup of tea in a blue mug from Manchester City.
Perhaps the most overwhelming moment is when an actress playing Giggs & # 39; woman tells him she is going out to buy milk while reading a newspaper with the headline & # 39; United legend REJECTED for dream job & # 39 ;. With a wry look at the camera, Giggs assures the viewer: & # 39; We need milk & # 39 ;.
There are even more dry references to his brother's betrayal – such as when Giggs is boxing in the gym and telling his trainer & # 39; think of something that makes you angry & # 39 ;. Giggs response: & # 39; Nothing comes to mind. & # 39;
When it comes down to it, Giggs tells the viewer as he climbs into a convertible sports car: & loyalty gets you nowhere. Live for rewards instead. & # 39;
The Wales National Manager said sorry to his brother weeks later for the betrayal, saying that he & # 39; was not thinking & # 39; but Rhodri said the apology was just empty words and they have not spoken since .
Rhodri said today: & # 39; It was really a bit of fun, I moved on … I forgiven him a few years ago. & # 39;
Asked if it helped to make the situation fun, he replied: & # 39; Yes, of course, negativity is not healthy to continue in a comical way. & # 39;
& # 39; I think he has exceeded the target, I don't think I did it. What I did was funny, what he did was a car accident. & # 39;
But he admitted: & # 39; No one likes to enjoy it, I assume. & # 39;
When he told how he found out that his brother had a long-term relationship with his wife Natasha, he said:[It was] on the morning of the news story I think it was said before, but Natasha & # 39; s mother came by with a newspaper and a letter.
& # 39; Them [Natasha] had brought the children to Spain. I didn't know anything …
& # 39; It was all a bit of a shock, it took some time. It was a long time ago, we all went further, everyone seems to be happy. & # 39;
As to whether he had told his brother that he had forgiven him, he said: & I have three children to worry about. I can't worry about someone doing something like that and saying the right things, but not acting accordingly. I have to go further and that is what happened. & # 39;
He added: “I didn't talk to him, I'm sure if I walked out into the street it would be amicable, I don't know. I'm okay with it.
& # 39; I don't know if he is angry with the advertisement … I have my own life alive. I have three children who take a lot of my time, they are more important than someone who doesn't care. & # 39;
He agreed that it was up to his brother to pick up the phone and added: "I'm not going out of my way … hopefully if we bump into each other, I'm sure it's in would be less than amicable. & # 39;
Rhodri explained that he had not spoken to his mother for years because of the breakup with Ryan.
As to whether his children were hurt by the loss of contact, he said: "It will clearly affect them, it touches me a bit because it's your mother, brother … but there are many families who drop out. & # 39;
The affair was first unveiled in June 2011 when Rhodri & # 39; s wife Natasha admitted to secretly sleeping with the former star winger over an eight-year period in an interview with a Sunday newspaper.
She claimed that she had demolished Ryan's baby just weeks before she married Rhodri in Las Vegas.
Rhodri said today that it took him years to forgive his older brother, but admitted that he did not speak to Ryan or his mother
Ryan later split from 10 year old wife Stacey (pictured together in 2013), and the couple got a divorce in August 2017
Giggs & # 39; father & # 39; ashamed of his son
Last year, Ryan Giggs' father said that he & # 39; embarrassed & # 39; was about his son, whom he says the stabbed brother Rhodri was sitting in the back after having an affair with his wife, Natasha, and not apologizing.
Speaking after Giggs was appointed as Wales manager for a four-year contract, Danny Wilson said in an interview with The Sun: & I can't get myself to use his name – I call him the ex-football player. & # 39;
Natasha had decided to go public in 2011 after Ryan & # 39; s controversial attempt to place a gaggle union with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas after their six-month affair ended.
He had spent £ 150,000 on obtaining a court order against Imogen. However, his attempt to silence her fell apart after a sustained Twitter campaign that resulted in an MP calling him in parliament.
Natasha had burned her decision to reveal the affair in an interview instead of her husband as & # 39; unforgivable & # 39; to tell.
She and Ryan first started secretly dating in 2003 and continue their affair while his wife Stacey Giggs was pregnant with their two children.
Speaking of her love affair with Ryan, she had told The Sun in 2011: & # 39; In the beginning it was exciting to know that someone as famous and admired as Ryan wanted to be in bed, but towards the end it became so lazy. & # 39;
Natasha went to the star in Celebrity Big Brother in January 2012 and was openly discussed about her infidelity with Ryan to her housemates.
Ryan Giggs & # 39; s brother, Rhodri, played a new ad in which he praised his brother
Natasha and Rhodri were pictured together during their marriage before the affair was revealed
As to whether he had told his brother that he had forgiven him, Rhodri said: & I have three children to worry about. I can't worry about someone doing something like that and saying the right things, but not acting accordingly. I have to go further and that is what happened. & # 39;
She was asked why she was part of the celebrity line-up, and Natasha answered, "Why am I here?" It is actually a bit embarrassing. I feared this moment. I had a very long affair with a soccer player who happened to be my brother-in-law. & # 39;
& # 39; I will not hide from it, I cannot always hide from what I did, the only thing I can say is sorry, but there are only so many times that you can say sorry before you think: " Come on, let's move on from this. "& # 39;
She and Rhodri were married in September 2010, but despite attempts to reconcile their relationship, Natasha filed a divorce in 2013. She shares two sons with Rhodri.
Natasha is also the mother of two children that she shares with partner Mark Smith.
In the meantime, Ryan is divorced in 2014 from the 10-year-old Stacey woman and the couple got a divorce in August 2017.