Jade Goody’s ex shares heartbreaking throwback photo to mark her 38th birthday – Mirror.co.uk

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Jade Goody’s ex shares heartbreaking throwback photo to mark her 38th birthday – Mirror.co.uk

Jeff Brazier has paid a moving tribute to late reality TV star Jade Goody on what would have been her 38th birthday.

Posting a throwback photo of Big Brother star Jade on Instagram , Jeff wrote that his “heart aches” for the mother of their two children, who died of cervical cancer in 2009 at the age of 27.

She left behind sons Bobby and Freddie, who were aged five and four at the time, with Jeff also celebrating Bobby’s 16th birthday in the same post.

Jeff wasn’t in a relationship with Jade at the time of her death but has brought up the boys since and has been open about his struggles with grief.

Jade Goody throwback pic on what would have been her 38th birthday

Wednesday would have seen Goody, whose battle with cancer took place under an intense media spotlight, turn 38 and Brazier paid tribute with a post on Twitter and Instagram.

Jeff wrote: “Jade’s 38th today. Raised a glass in her memory.

“My heart aches for the love and affection the boys had to go without in her absence & for all she missed of their childhood, a fiercely strong & proud Mother cruelly deprived of those precious stolen moments #HBDJade.”

Jeff Brazier has paid tribute to Jade Goody

Jeff elaborated further on Instagram, where he added: “My thanks to those that came along as well as those who couldn’t make it always showing the boys that they have many good people supporting their every step.

“It was also Bobbys 16th this week so we celebrated getting him there in one piece and all the promise his future holds.”

Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier arrive at The BAFTA Childrens Awards 2002

Jade Goody

Previously this year, Jeff opened up about the final days of Jade when speaking on Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast Happy Mum Happy Baby .

Jeff revealed: “The fact that [Jade] had the strength and took the responsibility to tell them, it gave them a chance to be able to start processing in that particular moment even though they went into the play room and carried on.

“It was just the right thing to do. It was love, it was her loving them enough to say I’m going to say the hardest thing that’s ever going to pass my lips.”

Jade and Jeff

Jeff continued: “For her to say ‘Jeff I’m gonna tell them, I don’t want you to be in the room and I’ll send them out just look after them as soon as they come out of the room,’ it was like I was there ready to catch them.”

Recalling the emotions of that day, Jeff said: “It’s the hardest moment of my life probably, why wouldn’t it be, poor boys, we did it for the boys.”

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