Michael explained that the couple has also stayed in touch with Belinda’s former husband, Rove McManus, who has since remarried actress Tasma Walton.
“Rove’s got his own wife and we respect that, but we stay close,” he said.
At just 24-years-old, Belinda was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2001, she received the heartbreaking news that she had secondary bone cancer and had just 12 months to live.
Rove and Belinda tied the knot in 2005 and she passed away a year later, at age 32.
Belinda’s parents revealed Rove’s three-year-old daughter Ruby, from his second marriage, also has a special place in their lives.
“It’s nice to have the little ones around. We’ve got our own grandchildren and they’ve all grown,” he said. “So it’s lovely to have [Ruby] in our lives as well. It’s not in a huge way, but it’s pretty wonderful.’
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