Former BANANARAMA star SIOBHAN FAHEY wishes she was closer to her ex-husband Dave Stewart but fears she has become just the mother of his kids.

The couple split in 1996 after nine years of marriage and Fahey tells Britain's ATTITUDE magazine that she has realised that her dreams of having an extended family are never going to come to fruition.

Fahey says, "I don't see very much of him (Stewart). I'm not sure if you could call it a friendship. I've always envisaged and hoped for a kind of extended scenario, but that hasn't emerged and I do think it's sad.

"He's remarried now (to ANOUSHKA FISZ) and has two daughters and I'd love to have a relationship with them, but it's not been made available to me and there's nothing I can do about that."

17/11/2004 09:21