Shaun Williamson celebrated Father’s Day with his “secret son,” he revealed.
The former EastEnders star, 55, praised the “remarkable” encounter in a pub over the weekend.
Shaun had a relationship with Gary’s mother in the 1980s while working as Bluecoat in Pontins.
But after discovering her son in 2013 – and talking about him last year – the two are now getting along well and celebrated this weekend.
Shaun discovered Gary in 2013 (Credit: SplashNews.com)
Are Shaun Williamson and his “secret” son celebrating?
Shaun – father of two more children with his second wife Melanie – met Gary at a pub to celebrate.
And he told The Sun, “Father’s Day has never been more important to me. I now have three wonderful children.
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“Finding Gary and getting along with him so well shows you the amazing things life can throw up.
“I know I missed a lot of his life – now I can make it up.”
What did Gary say about his father?
After Shaun separated from Gary’s mother in the 1980s, the circus performer told him she was pregnant.
However, Shaun left to pursue a career in America. Gary’s mother then married another man and her husband was listed as Gary’s father on the birth certificate.
But growing up in Belfast, Gary always loved watching Barry on EastEnders when he was little.
Although he appreciates the character of Shaun in the soap opera, he always thought that someone else was his father.
A paternity test confirmed Shaun was Gary’s father, and the 34-year-old now says “this is proof that sometimes miracles happen.”
Shaun Williamson on Instagram
Yesterday (Sunday, June 20), Shaun took to Instagram to congratulate his three children.
Posing alongside Joe and Gary, he said, “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy Friends !!!
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“So blessed to be a father for [three] such wonderful humans. Proud of them all.
Shaun is now married to Adele, whom he married in 2018.
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