Mariah Carey's prostitute sis in desperate bid to patch things up
London, May 27 (ANI): Mariah Carey's estranged sister, who earlier worked as a prostitute, is desperate to get in touch with the star and has reportedly pleaded the singer to let her see her niece and nephew for the first time.
The twin babies have turned one last month but their auntie Alison, " who looked the spitting image of her "baby sister" has never had contact with them.
Alison Carey used to work as a prostitute to help clothe and feed the singer before she made it big, the Sun reported.
Both the sisters, who used to be close, had a huge falling out in 1994.
Mariah and their mother Patricia fought Alison for custody of her seven-year-old son Michael, claiming the he was at risk in the care of his drug-addict mother.
Alison, who is HIV positive, admits that she worked as a prostitute on the streets of New York for many years.
She added that she 'used money from punters to pay for her sister's food and rent when their family was struggling'.
Last night she begged the 42-year-old singer: "Please just call me.-
"I want to reach out to my sister and tell her how much I miss her and how proud I am that we are family. We may be apart now, and it has been many years since we last spoke. But to me, despite all the bad times and the arguments, she will always be my baby sister," said 50-year-old Alison.
"I still remember when she was a little girl -" just as beautiful as she is now. It has been incredible watching Mariah grow and blossom into a successful, independent woman with the world at her feet," she added.
Speaking more of her feelings when she first saw pictures of her niece and nephew for the first time, Alison admits that they were adorable.
"I cannot put into words how moved I was to see pictures of my niece and nephew for the first time. I saw photographs of them on the television just after they were born and I saw more when they turned one recently.
"They are absolutely adorable. And when I look into their eyes I see my sister's eyes shining right back at me -" the eyes I used to stare into when I would hold her as a baby. I am sure Mariah is going to be a fantastic mother and her husband Nick Cannon, who I've heard nothing but good things about, will be a great father," said mother-of-four.
Alison admits that she had many problems with sister but hopes that the siblings will make peace.
"I just wish Mariah would let me be her sister again and a proper auntie to her children. I know we have had so many problems over the years, but I want to reach out to her in the hope that we can make peace and mend the wounds that have torn our family apart," said Alison.
Mariah, who is now 42, Alison and their brother Morgan, 51, had a tough childhood while they grew up in a stormy, dysfunctional household in the predominantly white suburb of Huntington, New York.
The family also suffered racial abuse because of their mixed ethnicity.
The Carey's maternal grandparents moved to America from Ireland. hen her mother Patricia started dating their father Alfred Roy, who was of African-American and Venezuelan descent, her family disowned her.
Mariah's parents got divorced when she was three.
The future pop star went to stay with her mother who was 'a vocal coach and occasional opera singer'while Alison stayed with their father, an aeronautical engineer.
Times were tough for both girls but Alison reveals that her father was a great man who loved her.
Alison claimed that Mariah suffered emotional turmoil while she was growing up too.
"It still hurts me to think about how much pain Mariah was in," she said:
"Things were not always as stable at home as they should have been. Mariah would sometimes be left on her own for hours when she was just a little girl. It sends shivers of regret down my spine to think how much chaos there was."
Alison who inherited her mother's voice and had her own ambitions to be a star revealed that the pain of her childhood pushed her into prostitution as a teenager.
On the other hand, Mariah's ordeal made her determined to make it big in showbiz.
"When Mariah did not have food, it was me who came and filled up her fridge. When she did not have clean clothes, I would pay for her laundry. Mariah and our mother were so broke once they got kicked out of their apartment. I paid for a new place. I also rented the vintage Rolls-Royce that took Mariah to her first audition aged 16 or 17," said Alison.
Mariah and her sister's first major falling out in 1994 came just as the star released what went on to be the best selling Christmas album ever called 'Merry Christmas'.
As Patricia fought Alison for custody of her son Michael, Alison went on the national television and alleged that her mother had kidnapped him.
She begged Mariah to take her side but she denied.
Mariah's friends claim that the 42-year-old singer has done everything she can over the years to get Alison clean and off the game, but eventually gave up.
However, her sister counters that Mariah has battled her own demons too.
"I still worry about Mariah, to be honest. After her breakdown in 2001 she had a big falling out with our mother. I'm not sure how close Mariah is to our mother any more, but she is still very defensive of her for some reason," she said.
Alison insists that Mariah vowed to reconcile with Alison at her father's deathbed in 2002, as he lay dying from cancer.
"She has never met that promise. I last spoke to Mariah four years ago when she called me on New Year's Eve. But since then I have not been able to speak to her," said Alison.
"I reached out to Mariah last year when a doctor told me I had liver cancer and only four months left to live. A relative told me Mariah decided she wanted to reconcile and she would pay for my treatment. But I never heard from her. It turned out to be nothing more than a gallstone. But it would have been nice if my sister had been there for me," she said.
"I've had my problems over the years but I want to tell Mariah I have been clean and sober for four months now and I am absolutely determined to keep my life on track. I really want our family to be together again, and watch my children playing with hers," said an emotional Alison.
"If I had a message it would be, 'Just call me'," she added. (ANI)
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