At the time, she said of his illness: “It’s absolutely terrifying the idea of not having him around. I rely on him for so much, he’s my buddy, my absolute best friend and has been for years.”
But Charlotte made it very clear she wasn’t interested in forging a relationship with her biological father after he reached out to try and make amends.
In 2008, Mr Reed made a heartfelt public plea begging his daughter for a reconciliation and even turned up at her home.
Charlotte has two children with her husband Jonathon Powell, Ruby, 13, and Dexter, 12.
Ten months after her daughter Ruby’s birth, and as she was pregnant with her son Dexter, Express.co.uk reported at the time Mr Reed said: “Please get in contact with me – I still love you.