'We didn't speak for a long while': Inside Nadia Sawalha's forgotten feud with her older sister Dina ... after younger sibling Julia accused her of 'destroying their family'
- Nadia, 54, clashed with her older sibling Dina, 56, over her choice of husband, and the pair didn't speak for years
- However the pair have since made up and now live next door to one another
- On Wednesday, Absolutely Fabulous star Julia, 50, accused older sister Nadia of 'lying' and 'ruining' their relationship
- Nadia had spoken on Loose Women about their ongoing 'feud' and claimed they had a 'volatile' relationship
- Julia tweeted that she is 'tired' of Nadia talking about their family and 'crying fake tears'
- Nadia previously said of her feuds with her sisters: 'We've had some rocky times, but the culprit has always been men'
On Wednesday, Julia Sawahla, 50, accused her sister Nadia, 54, of 'destroying their family' and making up 'rubbish and lies' about her on television for publicity.
In the wake of the shock allegations, Nadia's former feud with her older sister Dina, 56, has been uncovered - as well as her claim most of their family dramas have been 'about men'.
The Loose Women host previously admitted she clashed with Dina just before her wedding, resulting in the pair not speaking 'for a long while after that'.
Clash: Nadia Sawalha's former feud with her older sister Dina has been uncovered - amid her claim most of their family dramas have been 'about men'
These days, Nadia and teacher Dina are close again, jetting off on holiday together and even living next door to one another in south east London.
Last month, they marked Dina's son's 21st birthday with a family meal in Dulwich Village, and the families often host Sunday lunch together.
But Absolutely Fabulous star Julia is never seen in pictures with middle sister Nadia, with Dina seemingly caught in the middle of their six-year feud.
Nadia previously said of her fallouts with her sisters: 'We've had some rocky times, but the culprit has always been men'.
Discussing her issues with Dina, Nadia told Woman & Home magazine last year: 'I was begging [Dina] not to marry her partner and we didn't speak for a long while after that.
Not speaking: Ab Fab star Julia (pictured left) is never seen in pictures with middle sister Nadia, with Dina (pictured right) seemingly caught in the middle of their six-year feud
'I remember sending her a text saying, 'I'm completely heartbroken' – I was.'
However, the sisters made amends once Dina separated from her husband, and Nadia was happy to support her.
Dina – who now lives next door to Nadia – said: 'As her sister, I see a very different side of her; she's always so loud and in your face on Loose Women – sometimes I think: 'Oh, please don't say that!' – but I get to spend time with the real Nadia.'
She added: 'That's the Nadia I love.'
Nadia previously confessed on Loose Women that she paid off Dina's boyfriends, as she thought they were 'no good'.
Family outing: Last month, they marked teacher Dina's son's birthday with a family meal in Dulwich Village, and the families often host Sunday lunch together
Patching things up: These days, Nadia (centre) and Dina (right) are close again, jetting off on holiday together and even living next door to one another in south east London
She admitted: 'I once paid my sister Dina's boyfriend to leave the country. I was a lot more interfering back then. It worked! He left because he is no good for her.'
On Wednesday, Julia hit out at outspoken TV personality Nadia in a shock Twitter rant.
She accused her of spouting 'lies and rubbish' on television in order to garner 'sympathy and attention'.
The actress fired back just two days after Nadia discussed her 'really volatile relationship' with her younger sibling on Monday's edition of Loose Women, alleging they go through phases where they don't speak.
Family feud: On Wednesday, Julia hit out at outspoken TV personality Nadia (pictured), accusing her of spouting 'lies and rubbish' about their family on Loose Women
Julia, best loved for playing Saffron Monsoon, responded on the micro-blogging site, accusing her sister of keeping their six-year feud going for publicity.
She tweeted: 'So tired of #nadiasawalha talking about our'stormy' relationship which she created.
'Ive kept my privacy for 6 years to protect my family, whilst she talks lies& rubbish.
'You have destroyed our family so don't sit on TV with your fake tears to gain sympathy & attention. [sic]'
'I've had enough': The actress fired back just two days after Nadia discussed her 'really volatile relationship' with her younger sibling
Nadia and Julia, along with their older sister Dina have previously clashed over the men in their lives, falling out over Ab Fab star Julia's ex Alan Davies.
Nadia also feuded with her older sibling Dina over her choice of husband, and the pair didn't speak for years.
Loose Women star Nadia gave some insight into the deep rooted nature of their feud during her ITV show on Monday, revealing that her mother sent her away after having her younger sister Julia.
'My mum got pregnant with Julia and I was so excited as there are four years between Julia and I, and my mum then had her and freaked out so sent me away to my grandmother's,' Nadia explained.
Epic falling out: Julia (left) and Nadia (right) are pictured together in May 2010
'She says when she looked back at it "what was I thinking?" But there you go. And so I think because of that, my younger sister and I have always had a really stormy relationship.'
Responding to fans' concerned comments on Wednesday, Julia admitted: 'Yes well it's very difficult when you only see the story from one side.
'I'm not actually fighting, she is, but paints a very different picture publicly and I've had enough ❤'.
Julia's supportive followers were stunned by her admission, rallying around her following her very rare public confession.
Show of support: Julia's followers were stunned by her admission, rallying around her following her very rare public confession
One fan suggested Julia should show Nadia 'unconditional love' and she would come around, prompting the Ab Fab star to respond: 'Tried that, made it even worse, but thank you'.
Another supporter told Julia: 'Sad to read this, you will only feed the gossips and media on here hunni . Hope you can both eventually sort it out .x'.
She replied: 'I know, just watching 6 years of her lies finally got to me, which of course is just what she wants, more attention. Thank you for your understanding.'
A third shared: 'Sending lots of love, must be really getting to you for it to spill out online.'
'You know me Nik, I wouldn't ever do this online , my pressure cooker blew. Thank you for your love, means a lot.xx', Julia commented.
Another follower applauded Julia for her bravery, to which she responded: 'Thank you, it took a lot of deliberating and my dear boyfriend putting up with my sadness for too too long. Thank you for saying that, it means so so much to me.x'
Nadia (left) said of her relationship with Julia (right): 'She's really amazing, my younger sister, but we've always had a really volatile relationship. So we've always had periods of time in our life where we don't speak' (pictured together in January 2013)
Nadia dredged up her feud with Julia during a special segment celebrating Loose Women's 20th anniversary on Monday's edition of the daytime programme.
Appearing close to tears, she said: '[Julia] is totally amazing. She's really amazing, my younger sister, but we've always had a really volatile relationship.
'So we've always had periods of time in our life where we don't speak. I always say I have the best time or the worst time of my life with her. It's the same with both my sisters.
'My dad always says 'formidable women'. That's all he wanted. He came to this country with £50 in his pocket because he wanted six daughters who were free.'
While Julia has remained quiet about their volatile relationship for years, Nadia recently spoke about their on/off bond.
Sibling rivalry: Julia rose to success playing Saffron Monsoon on long-running sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (pictured right with Jennifer Saunders, left)
'We're not showbizzy sisters at all', she told the Mirror. We have periods when we're close and periods when we're not.
'I always say we're all sh*t or all sugar. Julia lives in Bath now, and when you don't live near to somebody it is harder. '
This isn't the first time Nadia and Julia have feuded; the women previously fell out over the Ab Fab star's ex Alan Davies.
The Jonathan Creek star was branded a 'miserable g*t' by her Nadia after complaining about photographs published of him attending her wedding to TV producer Mark Adderley in OK! magazine.
It was only when Julia split from Alan in 2004 after two years (amid reports he refused to commit) that she and Nadia became close again.
Volatile? This isn't the first time Nadia and Julia have feuded; the women (pictured in 1999) previously fell out over the Ab Fab star's ex Alan Davies
Julia said: 'We all admit there are a lot of egos flying around and things just got blown out of proportion... Somewhere down the line I used it as an excuse for all the upset that I'd felt throughout my life.
'Because all it is is a younger sister wanting to be with her big sister'
Their father Nadim, 68, echoed his daughters statements, telling Closer magazine: 'It was a lovely Christmas and the girls are building bridges.
'Julia and Nadia are so different. They have very strong personalities and, like any sisters, fall out. But they love each other to death and I believe things are getting better between them.'
MailOnline has contacted both Nadia and Julia's representatives for comment.