Olly Murs' Twin Brother Hits Back At Family Saying Fame Destroyed Their Bond
Olly's twin brother Ben is having his say after his family feud spilled onto the headlines
Olly Murs twin brother has broken his silence on the feud between him and the X Factor star.
Ben Murs has gone as far as changing his last name to Hart (his wife Amy’s last name) in the family battle that first sparked when Olly was a contestant on X Factor in 2009.
Last week, the boys mum, Vicky-Lynn spoke of her sadness at the news her 32-year-old sons no longer speak – and now Ben is giving his side of the story, saying his brother’s fame and fortune changed his family.
“I was very close to my parents, but fame and greed changed everything,” he told the Daily Mail.
“My parents wanted this bright, shiny Olly with the money who can give them the VIP lifestyle. I’m not interested in anything like that, I have a lovely life with my wife and kids. I’ve worked hard, been to university and got a degree, I’ve never wanted anything from Olly,” the engineer said.
He said he felt betrayed that his mum spooke out last weekend and says his family have always been hostile to his wife, Amy, and drama surrounding their wedding day was what ultimately damaged the family bonds.
“At my dad’s 50th birthday party they all ignored Amy and my in-laws for no reason. I was very upset about that so I went round to tell them so. Then, leading up to my wedding in 2009, they were horrific,” Ben says,
“Olly was on X Factor at the time and my mum told me that she and my dad wouldn’t come on the day unless I made Olly the best man, so that my X Factor star brother could turn up and give a speech for ten minutes. No way,” he recalls.
“They did turn up in the end, but their attitude was horrendous. I was really upset on my honeymoon,” he said.
We hope the boys can resolve their differences one day.
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