THIS Morning star Alison Hammond has opened up about her heartache after losing her beloved mum.
The 45-year-old presenter confirmed the news on Instagram as she shared a string of images of mum Maria, who sadly passed away from liver and lung cancer.
Alison and her family laid her mum to rest yesterday.
Sharing the heartfelt post, she wrote: "Today I dedicate Valentine’s Day to my beautiful , wonderful Mother Maria who passed away from liver and lung cancer.
"Yesterday my family and I celebrated her amazing life and laid her to rest in a beautiful ceremony she would have been proud of.
"Thank you mummy for giving me the strength to move forward in the knowledge that your ok and with God in Heaven now. I will always remember you and try and make you proud. I love you mum."
She also wrote on Twitter: "RIP my best friend and Living Angel please come to my dreams."
Although Alison has never spoken openly about her mum's health, she has previously posted a picture of Maria in hospital.
Alison, who recently wrapped up filming on E4 show Celebs Go Dating, has always been close to mum, who hails from Guyana.
She shared a touching birthday message to Maria back in 2018.
Alongside a photo of her mum, Alison wrote: "How beautiful is my 70 year old Mum , I just love this woman so much."
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