Caroline Flack’s twin sister: TV presenter had close relationship with mother-of-three who is out of the public eye
- Caroline Flack told how her and her sister ‘enjoy the other’s life vicariously’
- Pair were inseparable growing up, even sharing same bed until they were four
- Mother-of-three Jody kept herself out of the limelight that surrounded her sister
- Former Love Island presenter killed herself at her flat in Islington, north London
- If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
Caroline Flack told how she shared a life-long close bond with her twin sister Jody and the pair ‘enjoyed the other’s life vicariously’ ahead of her death yesterday.
The former Love Island presenter killed herself at her new flat in Islington, north London hours after finding out she would face trial over the alleged assault of her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, last year.
While Jody kept herself out of the limelight that surrounded her sister, the pair were inseparable growing up, even sharing the same bed until they were four years old.
Caroline Flack told how she shared a life-long close bond with her twin sister Jody (pictured together in 2014) and the pair ‘enjoyed the other’s life vicariously’ ahead of her death yesterday
But even though they shared a special bond, the pair ‘lead very different lives’, she told The Daily Express.
She said: ‘Jody is a mum with three beautiful children, so we have completely different lives, but we each enjoy the other’s life vicariously’.
Jody is mother to Zuzu, Willow and Delilah.
She added: ‘I’m very lucky to have a twin. We’re very close – we shared a bed until we were four and we were in the same class at school – but we’re quite different’.
While mother-of-three Jody kept herself out of the limelight that surrounded her sister, the pair were inseparable growing up, even sharing the same bed until they were four years old
Last year, the sisters went on holiday to France and Caroline shared a photo of herself embracing Jody while the pair went for a swim.
Alongside the snap, Caroline wrote: ‘Spotted… Caroline with someone her own age.. her twin @jody.flack’.
In 2018, to celebrate the twins’ birthdays, Caroline shared some old photos on Twitter with the caption: ‘Today isn’t just my birthday but it’s my twin sisters too!
‘I can’t explain what it’s like to be a twin because I don’t know any different.
‘But what I do know is that we will always look after each other and not let ANYONE or anything come between us. She’s also a complete tw** like me. Love you Jo x.”
Caroline took her own life while the producer friend who was staying with her went to the shops.
When the friend was unable to get back in, she called Flack’s father Ian, who made his way into the property before discovering his daughter’s body.
The tragic news of Caroline’s death was confirmed by her family, who said in a statement yesterday: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.’
Flack leaves behind Jody, her elder sister Elizabeth, her elder brother Paul, and her parents Christine and Ian.
Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jody, her elder sister Elizabeth (back right), her elder brother Paul (back left), and her parents Christine (centre) and Ian (taking the picture)
A neighbour told MailOnline emergency services were first seen outside the star’s home at 1pm on Saturday, with funeral directors arriving hours later around 5pm.
They said: ‘There were loads of police and ambulance there all day – all the way up the road – until they left the area about 8 o’ clock’.
Later, a member of Flack’s management team said the CPS should ‘look at themselves’ and claimed they were pursuing a trial ‘without merit’, which resulted in ‘significant distress to Caroline’.
The saga surrounding her court case saw her ‘step down’ from hosting Love Island, which began its first ever winter series in South Africa at the beginning of the year and is now being hosted by Laura Whitmore.
ITV and Love Island producers will now come under scrutiny for prompting that decision and what support they gave her. Reality shows have been warned by Ofcom that they have a duty of care towards their stars.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org