By EMILY SHERIDAN
Making it work: Rhodri Giggs, pictured in London on Monday, is working through his problems with wife Natasha Giggs
Rhodri Giggs has kept a dignified silence since his wife Natasha confessed to an eight-year affair with his brother Ryan.
But following his wife's eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother house,the Salford City F.C. manager has spoken for the first time about the devastating fallout from her illicit romance with her brother-in-law.
Rhodri, 34, discovered the affair last June after Natasha's mother Lorraine turned up on the doorstep of their family home in Manchester clutching a copy of a Sunday newspaper and a letter from his 28-year-old wife confessing all.
Estranged: Rhodri hasn't spoken to his brother Ryan, pictured last Sunday, since July 2011
Just hours earlier, a panicked Natasha had fled to Spain in shame with their son Louis, five, and 10-year-old Liam - from a previous relationship - in shame.
She had told Rhodri she was going for a girls' night out the evening before, but soon disconnected her phone as she struggled to comprehend the fallout of the revelations.
Calm before the storm: Rhodri and Natasha before her affair was made public
Rhodri said he believed his wife's claims that she had been 'manipulated' and 'controlled' by Ryan, 38, during their affair.
Speaking to The Sun, Rhodri said: 'Ryan's a great footballer, but he is nothing as a man.
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'Natasha was my whole life and he was supposed to be the closest person to me.'
Rhodri had a tense meeting with Ryan at a mutual friends house four weeks after the affair broke, but the Premiership star declined to apologise.
Rhodri told the paper: 'He wasn't sorry. He said it about the sex, nothing more than that, which was nice of him.'
Admitting he was too angry to speak, Ryan left and the two brothers haven't spoke since.
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