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Manchester United's Giggs warms up during a training session at Wembley Stadium in London

Natasha Giggs, the sister-in-law of Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, has spoken of her desperation and regret over her troubled marriage.

Natasha, 29, who was married to Ryan's younger brother Rhodri, said that she risked her marriage for sex with the soccer ace, according to a report in the Sun.

Natasha revealed that she used to take immense pleasure over her eight-year affair with one of the UK's most famous men, the paper has said. Now she wants to reunite with Rhodri. "Now I pray he will forgive me and we can be together again," she has been quoted by the Sun as saying.

"I learned two crucial things this year - the most important being that I love my husband more than I ever realised. I still can't believe what a fool I was to risk what we had all for the thrill of having sex with Ryan. Now I sleep alone in the bed I used to share with Rhodri and wish he was back in it with me," she has told the paper.

Rhodri left Natasha after learning about the affair. She decided to reveal the secret affair after learning that Giggs had also cheated on his wife Stacey and dated reality TV star Imogen Thomas.

"I hope time can heal the pain I've caused. This has been the worst year of my life and I know I only have myself to blame for the way things turned out. I cheated on my husband with his own brother, who just happens to be one of the most famous men in Britain. It was never going to end any way other than badly," Natasha has told the Sun.

"Ryan's wife has found a way to take him back. I just hope my husband can find it in his heart to do the same," she has added.

'Rhodri is a good friend'

Natasha has also claimed that she and Rhodri are good friends. She tweeted on Friday: "Rhodri and I are FRIENDS. We will always remain FRIENDS believe what u like but #dontgetittwisted End of. Move on."

"Sooo apparently some pap wants to sit outside my house on XMAS DAY hopin to get a pic of me Rhodri n my kids!!!! Unbelievably SAD! Sad sad," another tweet which referred to media reporters, read.