Her talent for opera singing and passion for classical music were evident from an early age. 'As she lost her father at a young age there are certain aspects in relation to her father's previous marriage she has not sought to investigate, in order to protect her mother's feelings. But it is important that people talk about it and are supported. Katherine Jenkins has spoke about her brother-in-law's tragic death. Katherine and Gethin were engaged in 2011 (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) Gethin Jones might have some explaining to do. I didn’t meet him until I was 33 and I think I needed that time to know who I was. And the loss stirred up tough memories as Katherine and Laura lost their own father at the age of 15 and 13 respectively. 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Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter Known For: Andrea Bocelli's 'Time to Say Goodbye Debut TV Series/Movie: Minamata Salary: Under Review Net Worth: USD $21 Million approx Family & Relatives. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Gethin Jones and Katherine Jenkins may have split up because of her feet, his sister has suggested in bizarre claims. The Welsh power couple dated for four years until their shock split in 2011, which Katherine has said left her "heartbroken". 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Abbie Wightwick finds out more. BY Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director | 21 April 2008 The curvaceous alternative opera star Katherine Jenkins has always had a thing about Marilyn Monroe - and jumped at the chance to dress in her style, says Hilary Alexander. Katherine Jenkins at Friedrichstadt-Palast on February 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. But when they saw that the rabbit had a sister, they decided to buy it too. Katherine Jenkins blasts "bully" Alfie Boe after nasty "c**t" jibe My husband Andrew is my dream man. Katherine also lives there, with fiance Gethin Jenkins, and while she’s known to the world as the glamorous face of cross-over classical music, to Laura she’s the big sister she squabbled with and shared friends with. We are delighted to present a brand new weekly YouTube series from Katherine Jenkins. Katherine Jenkins is a famous Welsh soprano, who was born on June 29, 1980.As a person born on this date, Katherine Jenkins is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (June 29) and the 137th most popular for the year (1980). Katherine Jenkins (born 29 June 1980) is a highly acclaimed Welsh mezzo-soprano, a classical-popular crossover singer who has gained an international reputation from her live and recorded performances across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical comedy and hymns. “It’s brilliant in a lot of ways and I am proud of her,” Laura says. I’ve been out to dinner with Piers Morgan and have met Dame Judi Dench and Mel Gibson.”. 43,583 talking about this. Selwyn had a Macmillan nurse and Laura, struck by the invaluable help, began to raise money for the charity. When Selwyn Jenkins lost his life to lung cancer they were both devastated, she recalls. Katherine Jenkins was born on June 29, 1980 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales. Katherine Maria Jenkins is also a lyric singer and really just a Wels song writer. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Katherine Jenkins, 39, is a classical singer who grew up on a council estate in Neath, South Wales. She said: 'I don't mind admitting Katherine is my sister but I don't talk about her.'. The mum-of-two took to Instagram to reveal that the family have welcomed two new members – … She also dines at London celebrity haunt The Ivy with Katherine but says the lines of photographers outside ‘are crazy’. St James’s Christmas Lights switched on by international opera star Katherine Jenkins St James s Christmas Lights 2012 - Katherine Jenkins 4 - Sister Follow us: Katherine’s brother-in-law tragically passed away earlier this year and he had two sons with her sister Laura. The town only has around 19,000 people out of the 3.1 million people in all of Wales. It’s early days in terms of the wedding plans, so I don’t have any details yet, but we are definitely looking forward to it.”. Katherine is so famous around here but I had no idea her sister lived on the street. Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas. “It is kind of strange. “Not just the medical side, you also have to talk about practical and emotional things.”. Best known from her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, Katherine, from the tiny village of Neath in the Welsh Valleys, has become an inspiration for millions of people around the world. Katherine Jenkins has taken steps to ensure her children's privacy over the years. Laura, who studied sociology and criminology at Cardiff University, moved to London six years ago where she lives with boyfriend Gavin Johnson, who works in corporate finance. Daddy's girl: A young Katherine with her father Selwyn in a boat, 'I haven't seen her visit here, but I don't imagine she would with her life. While 28-year-old Miss Jenkins enjoys the trappings of stardom and a large house in Muswell Hill, North London, her 56-year-old half-sisters live in small terrace houses in Neath, South Wales. “There are a lot of good perks,” Laura, 28, says with a laugh. Despite bearing a striking resemblance to her sibling, Laura says she’s never mistaken for Katherine, although people often ask if she’s related when she opens her mouth, with both having a proud Neath accent. But by day, Laura Jenkins works for a charity very close to both their hearts. Fundraising for the ride starts with a ball at The Towers Hotel in Swansea in April and Laura says having a famous sister helps get people involved.