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Nolans still feuding after Bernie's death

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Mar 10, 2014 | 6:06am EDT

The Nolans sisters reached an "uneasy truce" while bandmember Bernie Nolan was battling cancer, but they revived the family feud after her death last year (13), according to sister Coleen Nolan. The singing siblings have endured a tense relationship over the last few years and Coleen admits she fell out with her sisters Anne and Denise in 2006. The rift was cemented when Anne was left out of a 30th anniversary reunion tour in 2009, but Coleen admits they banded together for the sake of their sister when Bernie was diagnosed with cancer for a second time. She died last July (13), and Coleen admits the sisters sadly returned to their warring ways after the family tragedy. In her new autobiography, No Regrets, she writes, "There has been a lot written about the Nolans' so-called reunion and how Bernie's death has brought us together again. I hate to be the one to spoil that particular fairytale but it's not entirely true and... I refuse to lie - the sad truth is sometimes family bonds that have been bitterly broken just cannot be fixed. "When Bernie was ill Denise and I both did our best to come to an uneasy truce. But once Bernie had died the truce appeared to be over. I hoped we could move on but soon after, she wrote on her website that she doubts we can ever be friends and, sadly, that's the truth... People say that life's too short to spend it squabbling with those you love. It is - Bernie taught us this. But it's also too short to spend your life being made to feel sad or guilty by somebody who supposedly loves you. I'm not going to do it any more and I feel that chapter is finally closed."

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