London, Apr 27 : The reason behind the split between Kelly Brook and actor Billy Zane is out - the English model's dad.
According to reports, Brook's father, Kenneth Parsons, begged her on his deathbed not to marry the Titanic star.
Parsons had never liked Zane and he clung on to the hope that his daughter would get back with her old boyfriend Jason Statham.
Parsons, a 57-year-old retired scaffolder, was so much against the relationship, that when Brook wanted to bring the wedding date forward after he was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer last June, he refused to give her his blessings.
"Kelly wanted to bring the wedding forward but Ken wasn't having it. He was sure she was making a big mistake," News of the World quoted a source, as saying.
But before he passed away in November, Ken made his feelings towards Billy known to Kelly.
"Right up until the end, Ken's dying wish was that she wouldn't spend the rest of her life with Billy. He told her that before he died," the source said.
The discord between Brook and Zane had already started happening, but it was her father's plea that made her take the final decision to dump him.
"The truth is that Ken didn't get on with Billy from the very start," a close family source revealed.
"He always adored Jason. He saw him a kindred spirit and treated him like his own son, like one of the family.
"It was his dying wish that he and Kelly would eventually get back together.
"But Ken never took to Billy in the same way and made his feelings clear to Kelly. He was suspicious of him and hoped Kelly would one day see things his way," the source added.
It was further revealed by the source that Ken disliked 42-year-old Zane visiting them and that it was obvious the star was not welcome at the family home in Rochester, Kent.