Tulisa 'So Happy' To Meet Long-Lost Half-Brother After Five Year Search

5 March 2013
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Will Alexander/WENN.com

Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed her delight at finally coming face-to-face with the half-brother she had never met, after a five-year search.

The 'Live It Up' singer met up with Neil Jones, 35, for the first time this weekend after discovering several years ago that her father, Plato Contostavlos, fathered a child when he was a schoolboy.

While Neil discovered that he had a half-sister at 17-years-old, he never knew she was a famous singer whose music he actually bought.

Tulisa 'So Happy' To Meet Long-Lost Half-Brother After Five Year Search
Tulisa 'So Happy' To Meet Long-Lost Half-Brother After Five Year Search

Tulisa says she is "so happy" to finally meet her half-brother Neil Jones (Will Alexander/WENN.com)

“I'm so happy to finally meet my brother. This has been a very important weekend for my family,” Tulisa told the Daily Mirror of her first encounter with her sibling.

Neil had first contacted his estranged father before then reaching out to Tulisa who agreed to have coffee with him. A source told the newspaper that the meeting couldn't have gone better, although Tulisa, 24, was extremely “nervous” to meet her long-lost half-brother.

“Naturally Neil was stunned when he realised he was related to someone whose records he bought unknowingly,” the insider said.

“Tulisa was incredibly nervous but the meeting went really well and Neil has been opened into the family with open arms.”

While Plato has an estranged relationship with Neil, the former Mungo Jerry drummer is said to be pleased that his children have made contact for the first time.

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