Belle Gibson's mother: 'Belle told some "white lies". So what?'

She’s changed her mind after seeing her daughter on 60 Minutes.

Mother of health and wellness blogger, Belle Gibson, has asked critics to leave her daughter alone after seeing her suffer humiliation in the aftermath of her 60 Minutes interview with Tara Brown on Channel Nine.

Natalie Dal-Bello (formerly Gibson) has revealed her heartbreak to see her daughter slammed by the general public during her much anticipated interview on the 60 Minutes program, where she failed to give a straight answer to even the most basic of questions about her age.

The ambiguity in Belle’s answers added to the confusion of her claim that she cured terminal brain cancer through whole foods.

“Belle told a white lie, aged 23-and-a-half. So what?” Mrs Dal-Bello told the Herald Sun.

“It is time everyone moves on from this and allows Belle to grow and be a mother to her little boy. She should be left alone so she can get her life back on track.”

Dal-Bello’s comments indicate that she has changed her mind since her interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly a few months ago where she slammed her daughter for her lies and fictional stories about her childhood, pleading her daughter to apologise.

“I can’t tell you how embarrassed we are about what she has done,” she said at the time.

“And we sincerely wish to apologise to anyone who was deceived by Belle. For what small part we played in her life, we would like to say sorry,” she said in her exclusive interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly only a few months ago.

Belle Gibson, author of The Whole Pantry cookbook and wellness app, shot to fame after she claimed a healthy diet cured her terminal cancer.

Over the past few years, Belle built a health blog, a cookbook, an app and a reputation off the back of surviving multiple serious illnesses, including brain cancer, through healthy eating.

When it was revealed earlier this year she never paid millions of dollars promised to charity, Belle’s empire started to unravel.

In March, Gibson admitted to making up her health woes.

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