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When Chloe Sims joined the cast of The Only Way Is Essex back in 2011, she was already mum to a daughter called Madison.
While Madison does not regularly appear on the show, viewers have got to know her over the years via updates from Chloe and brief cameo slots on the hit reality series.
Chloe gave birth to Madison, known as Mady, when she was 23 years old and she recently celebrated her 16th birthday.
The teenager lives with ADHD and autism and Chloe has shared snippets of information about her diagnosis in her autobiography The Only Way is Up- My Story.
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Chloe told Closer that Madison has “ADHD and a little bit of autism“.
Last year, Chloe shared a sweet tribute to Madison on Instagram and told her followers that her daughter was her “whole world”.
She also shared a quote which read, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing in this world… It knows no law… no pity.”
Chloe has been a single mum since 2005 when her relationship with Mady’s dad Stephen broke down after seven years together.
Matthew has always been a good coparent and Chloe has said that “Madison’s dad and his family have always helped ”.
The reality star threw a huge surprise bash for Maddie’s 14th birthday in Brentford and invited her ex along to join in the fun.
"So lots of people have always been interested in who's Maddie's dad. Well here he is!" Chloe said.
Shedding light on why they went their separate ways, Chloe said in a past interview with new magazine: "I was with Maddie’s dad, Matthew, for seven years, but we ended up like brother and sister and that isn’t what I want.
"I’ve only ever been in love once and that wasn’t with Madison’s dad. It was with the most amazing man I ever met – he was so funny with perfect looks. I really fancied him.
"She [Madison] has a good relationship with her dad. I’m very close to her dad’s parents. She is surrounded by people who love her."
Chloe's special bond with her daughter is all the more touching as the star was left by her own mother at the age of just three.
She previously said: "I have so few memories of mum that I can barely even remember her face.
"I'll never know why she left and we've not seen her since. What sort of woman just walks out and leaves her child?
"I don't think what happened that day will ever sink in. Why mum left me, I'll never know. As far as I'm concerned I will never meet her."
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