Today is the 72nd birthday of British drummer, singer, songwriter, producer and actor Phil Collins. His daughter, actress Lily Collins, has never hidden the problems she had with her famous father from an early age. He is the product of a 1996 relationship with American actress Jill Tavelman, lead singer of the band Genesis. This was the second marriage of the musician and it lasted 12 years.
The break between her parents was something that undoubtedly marked Lily. “I couldn’t handle the pain and confusion surrounding my father’s divorce, and I had difficulty balancing adolescence with two separate adult careers … A lot of my deepest insecurities stemmed from these issues with my father. Huh.” , he confessed. In her autobiography “Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me”, published in 2017.
In fact, the consequences of the separation between her parents led her to develop a severe eating disorder. The star of the ‘Emily in Paris’ series says in her book, “Not only did I start to look physically different, but I started limiting my happiness by controlling my eating habits.”
Despite all that he has experienced, he seems to have found peace. “I forgive you for not always being there when I needed you and for not being a father,” he confessed in the text, which was saved by Grazia magazine and which many have described as ‘Nepo baby’. or relatives) talk about the issue. celebrities who have made an artistic career). Lily has been accused of being Baby Nepo, not really knowing that her father had little to do with her business success.
As if it were an open therapy, the artist spoke of forgiveness and the impossibility of changing what has already happened. “We all make choices, and until I forgive some of you, at the end of the day, we can’t rewrite the past. I’m learning to accept your actions and learn to speak up.” How they made me feel. I accept and respect the hurt and anger I felt toward the things you did or didn’t do, did or didn’t give,” he said.
The personal growth that Lily has made has allowed her to see things from another perspective and even try to build bridges to repair the relationship with her father, who in recent years has been on a motor vehicle. Suffered from problems, which made him shy away from music. “I forgive you for the mistakes you’ve made. And although it may seem like it’s too late, it’s not. There’s still plenty of time to move forward (…) I invite you to walk with me.” I do. I will always be your little girl.” ,” he wrote in his memoir.
Thanks to that window that opened with Lily’s words, father and daughter currently have a more cordial relationship. Last year, the artist dedicated an emotional publication to his father on his social networks. “I can no longer fit in your arms or sit comfortably on your shoulders, but you still hold me tight when I need it most. We may not spend time together, but when we Face to face, you really see me.” You may not always believe it, but trust me when I say that no matter how old I get or how much life may take, I will always need you,” he said.
Phil Collins took his daughter’s invitation very seriously and tried to support her as much as possible, attending the premieres of his films and projects in recent years, despite his health condition.