Published Sunday, 27 May 2012
Alison Carey Scott, who is HIV positive and a former prostitute, fell out with her famous sibling in 1994 and they have barely been in touch over the last 15 years.
However, former drug user Scott, 50, now wants to make amends with Carey as she is desperate to meet her sister's baby twins.
She tells The Sun: "I want to reach out to my sister and tell her how much I miss her and how proud I am that we are family... I cannot put into words how moved I was to see pictures of my niece and nephew for the first time. I saw photographs of them on the television just after they were born... They are absolutely adorable... I am sure Mariah is going to be a fantastic mother and her husband Nick Cannon, who I've heard nothing but good things about, will be a great father. I just wish Mariah would let me be her sister again and a proper auntie to her children.
"I know we have had so many problems over the years, but I want to reach out to her in the hope that we can make peace and mend the wounds that have torn our family apart."
Scott reveals she tried to contact Carey last year when she suffered a cancer scare, but didn't hear back from her sister: "I reached out to Mariah last year when a doctor told me I had liver cancer and only four months left to live. A relative told me Mariah decided she wanted to reconcile and she would pay for my treatment. But I never heard from her. It turned out to be nothing more than a gallstone. But it would have been nice if my sister had been there for me."
However, Scott is adamant she wants to get back in touch with her family, adding: "I've had my problems over the years but I want to tell Mariah I have been clean and sober for four months now and I am absolutely determined to keep my life on track. I really want our family to be together again, and watch my children playing with hers. If I had a message it would be, 'Just call me'."