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Inside the complicated relationship between Love Island’s Sophie and sister Rochelle Humes

They didn’t speak for years but reconnected through… Kem!?

Sophie Piper has had a reintroduction to the world after she was cast on this year’s Love Island All Stars – where she’s in the final with Josh Ritchie – but viewers first know her as the sister of Rochelle Humes, ex member of The Saturdays, TV presenter and wife of JLS’ Marvin Humes. The sisters have a good relationship now, but pre Love Island Sophie wasn’t always close to Rochelle. Here’s a look inside their relationship.

They first met when Sophie was 18

Rochelle Humes’ father Mark Piper separated from her mum Roz Wiseman when the future popstar was only three. Mark then went on to have more children with his new partner: Lilli, Jake and Sophie Piper.

In a completely coincidental turn of events, Love Island winner Kem Cetinay went to school with Lilli. Once he got famous after his stint in the villa, he approached Rochelle when the two of them were at the same party.

Rochelle spoke about this on a podcast with Giovanna Fletcher for the first time. She told Fletcher “I’ve never told anyone this before. Two years ago, I was at our management’s Christmas party and Love Island’s Kem was there. He was chatting away and said, ‘I got to talk to you… as soon as I became a celeb, I promised my friend Lili that I would talk to you as she’s your sister on your dad’s side.

“I knew of her and met up with her when I was five, but it was so complicated as they were a lot younger and my dad wasn’t involved.”

Sophie spoke on their relationship to the MailOnline, saying “There was a period where we weren’t in contact.  It was weird growing up not knowing Rochelle but since we have spoken we speak every day so it is nice all of us being in each other’s lives now.

“My middle sister Lili went to school with Kem so that’s how we know him. Obviously he was at the same school as me. It’s funny how it’s all linked together.”

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