William Tyrrell’s biological mother has stepped out in public a week after she was finally revealed as the missing boy’s parent.
Karlie Tyrrell was named as the parent of the little boy lost following a landmark court ruling more than a week ago.
Friends said Ms Tyrrell is not ready to speak about William’s disappearance.
‘We just want him home, we are happy poor,’ one said on Facebook in response to offers for TV interviews.
The mother of missing boy William Tyrrell stepped out in public on Friday – a week after she was named as his biological mother
Karlie Tyrrell has told friends she plans to keep quiet about her son’s disappearance – and says she will keep reading about herself ‘unless Eminem raps my life story’
Ms Tyrrell – seen with her two kids – has reportedly been deluged with offers from TV news producers – which she has ignored
The young mother has told friends she plans to keep quiet about her son’s disappearance – joking she will stay silent ‘unless Eminem raps my life story’.
After a week of keeping mum, she was spotted returning home from a trip to the shops on Friday with supplies and a can of drink.
Ms Tyrrell was pictured after it was revealed William is related to a member of one of Australia’s hottest bands 5 Seconds of Summer.
The boy is the nephew of guitarist Michael Clifford, 21.
His father, Brendan Collins, and Michael are half-brothers – they share the same father, Daryl, from different mothers.
Surprising family connection: Michael Clifford, the guitarist from 5 Seconds of Summer, is the uncle of missing boy William Tyrrell, who vanished on September 12, 2014
One of the world’s biggest bands: 5SOS, including Clifford (left) and Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin and Callum Hood, are pictured performing in California
William’s biological mother Karlie was named for the first time in the media last week
Toddler William Tyrrell (pictured) vanished from his foster grandmother’s garden while wearing a Spiderman suit on September 12, 201
Clifford (pictured), aged 21, is the son of western Sydney couple Daryl and Karen Clifford
William’s grandmother, Natalie Collins, earlier said she was in a relationship with Daryl, from Quakers Hill in Sydney’s west, in the 1980s.
But their relationship fell apart. Afterward, Daryl met his long time wife Karen, and the pair had Michael in 1995.
Ms Collins claimed the Clifford family briefly gave William and his biological parents a place to stay when he was a baby.
‘William lived with Daryl and Karen and Michael for a few months when he was a baby,’ she said.
‘They took Karlie and Brendan in to live with them’.
Michael has had astonishing run of success with 5 Seconds of Summer and is currently touring the world.
The western Sydney band has topped the Billboard charts in the United States and opened for One Direction on several occasions.
Neither Daryl or Michael have spoken publicly about the toddler, who vanished from his foster grandmother’s garden in Kendall, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, on September 12, 2014.
It’s understood the Clifford family had only a minor involvement in William’s life.
There is no suggestion any member of William’s family or foster family were involved in his disappearance.
Ms Tyrrell (left) has kept mum about the disappearance of her little boy (right)
WHO’S WHO IN WILLIAM TYRRELL’S FAMILY?
William’s biological parents were named last week as Karlie Tyrrell and her partner, Brendan.
Brendan’s mother, Natalie Collins, is the boy’s outspoken grandmother.
Brendan’s father was Daryl Clifford.
Daryl and his second partner Karen later had 5SOS guitarist Michael, who would be Brendan’s half-brother and William’s half-uncle.
William was taken into foster care when he was about nine months old.
His foster parents are from Sydney’s north shore.
They have asked to remain anonymous.
William vanished from his foster grandmother’s home on September 12, 2014.
The disclosure of William’s family ties come after a court allowed the fact William was in foster care at the time of his disappearance to be published.
NSW Supreme Court Justice Paul Brereton argued: ‘That (William) disappeared while he was in the parental responsibility of the Minister, and in the care of departmentally approved carers, is a matter of legitimate public interest….
‘There is a substantial public interest in accountability and scrutiny of the out-of-home care system, and in accuracy of reportage of the circumstances of William’s disappearance.’
In response to the revelations last week, Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin said: ‘The investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell is very much ongoing.
‘It is important to note that at the time of his disappearance, William was living in a loving home and was well cared for.
‘There is no indication his family status played any part in his disappearance.’
There remains a $1 million reward for information on William’s whereabouts.
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