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Phil Collins’ daughter Lily, 32, speaks out on past ‘issues with dad’ in candid memoir

PHIL COLLINS' daughter Lily Collins addressed her relationship with her dad in an unearthed letter.

Lily Collins, actress and British-American daughter of musician Phil Collins included an open letter to her father in her book of personal essays, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. The star of the Netflix series, Emily In Paris, spoke candidly about their relationship during her childhood.

The 32-year-old released her memoir in 2017, where the on-screen star opened up about her struggles.

Her parents, the Genesis drummer and American Jill Tavelman divorced in 1994.

Emily also addressed her father’s split from his third wife Orianne Cevey in 2008.

The Golden-Globe nominated actress said at the time she found it difficult to handle the “pain” and “confusion”.

Phil Collins' daughter Lily Collins on past 'issues with dad'
Lily Collins is the star of Netflix series Emily In Paris

“I forgive you for not always being there when I needed and for not being the dad I expected,” Emily said, according to the Daily Mail.

“I forgive the mistakes you made. And although it may seem like it’s too late, it’s not. There’s still so much time to move forward.”

The TV star also addressed her relationship with her dad and the legendary musician.

“I couldn’t handle the pain and confusion surrounding my dad’s divorce, and I was having a hard time balancing being a teenager with pursuing two different grown-up careers,” she wrote.

Phil Collins pictured with his daughters Lily Collins, Joely Collins and ex-wife Orianne Cevey
Lily Collins shared a sweet snap with her dad

She added: “Many of my deepest insecurities stem from these issues with my dad.”

Emily finished off the letter with a message of forgiveness and shared that she has learned to accept how things happened.

“We all make choices and, although I don’t excuse some of yours, at the end of the day we can’t rewrite the past,” she commented.

“I’m learning how to accept your actions and vocalise how they made me feel.”

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