“I felt nothing when I met my parents for the first time”
In a book extract published in the Sunday Times, Solomon tells of the first time she met her biological parents, Morne and Celeste Nurse. “Celeste and Morne walked into the room, they cried when they saw me, and hugged me. I hugged back but I felt nothing, absolutely nothing.”
She said she was put off by the brokenness of her parents. When she met them at 17 years old, they had divorced, but told her otherwise.
When they asked her who she’d choose to live with, she said she was clear that she needed the stability she always had growing up, something she said they could not give her.