Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has her ex-husband to thank for meeting with her estranged father before his death in 2007 - he pushed her into initiating a reconciliation.
The 31 year old's parents split when she was younger and, as a result, she lost contact with her dad Rogelio.
The estrangement continued into adulthood, and it was only when Rapace's husband, Ola - who she has since split from - pushed her into meeting Rogelio that she contacted him.
But she was shocked to learn her father was battling cancer, and he lost his fight for life just weeks after they met up.
Rapace tells Britain's Stella magazine, "I met my father a couple of times before he died, three years ago. He lived in Sweden the whole time. I wanted to see him but he didn't want to see me for a while and then when he wanted to see me I didn't want to see him.
"I actually called him and wanted just to have dinner with him because my husband said to me, 'Isn't it time now that you saw him again?' So I said, 'Do you want to come for dinner?' He said, 'Yeah, I would love to but I'm not sure if I can manage.' And he told me that he was dying of cancer. And then I saw him a couple of times.
"He was really, really sad about not spending time with me so I forgave him. I think forgiveness is a hard thing. But then it's like, 'OK, I don't have to deal with this big stone in my heart anymore.' So I think we came to something good. A month before he died."