Jack Tweed has paid tribute to his late wife Jade Goody and has celebrated what would have been her 40th birthday.
The widower, 33, shared a photo of herself and the Big Brother star together alongside a heart emoji and her date of birth. The sun.
Jade died at the age of 27 in March 2009 after a battle with cervical cancer, just a month after she tied the knot with Jack.
Always remembered: Jack Tweed paid tribute to his late wife Jade Goody and marked what would have been her 40th birthday (pictured in 2008)
The mother of two would have turned 40 on June 5, while her widower would make sure the star remembered the milestone date.
In addition to celebrating Jade’s birthday on social media, a source claimed that Jack will visit her grave to pay his respects privately.
A friend told the publication: ‘Jack will never stop loving and missing Jade. The years go by, but it doesn’t get any easier.
He will spend the weekend, as he always does on important anniversaries and parts of Jade’s life, paying his respects privately at Jade’s grave
Tribute: The widower, 33, is said to have shared a photo of herself and the Big Brother star together, alongside a heart emoji and her date of birth (pictured in 2019)
“Jack has been trying to move on with his life since Jade died, but he’s come to accept that he’ll never meet anyone who comes close.”
Electrician Jack also paid tribute to his late wife in March when he marked 12 years after her tragic death.
On Instagram, Jack shared a sweet photo of herself and Jade with her sons Freddie and Bobby, captioned: ’12 years never forgotten, I miss you.’
The photo shows the four in good spirits with Jack carrying Freddie, now 16, on his shoulders, while Jade and Bobby, now 18, flash huge smiles at the camera.
In addition to his heartfelt caption, Jack added two red hearts and a prayer emoji.
‘He will never stop loving her and missing her’: In addition to celebrating Jade’s birthday on social media, a source claimed that Jack will visit her grave to pay his respects privately (pictured in 2019)
Jack’s tribute came after he be discussed alcohol and drug addiction after struggling with the passing of his late wife Jade.
He revealed that he is still “not 100 percent” after losing her and admitted that he was spending 100 pounds a day to resist suicidal thoughts and the ongoing grief.
Speaking of the immeasurable loss, he said to: The sun on Sunday: ‘I just sat at home, thought about Jade, started crying, then thought I could just go drink vodka.
‘So I just drank a sip every day, then it went by itself. I started smoking weed after I quit drinking, and I went through a phase where I got really, really depressed.
Gone too soon: Jack also paid tribute to Jade when he marked 12 years since her death in March by sharing a sweet photo of the couple and her two sons Freddie, now 16, and Bobby, now 18
“I replaced the drink with weed and it took me over four months to get rid of it, to get rid of the habit of smoking every day – I was spending £100 a day.”
According to Jack, he didn’t know how else to deal with Jade’s constant thoughts, or how to cope with her death.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star added that people would mistakenly think he didn’t care because of his reckless behavior, which masked his pain.
He eventually went to see his mother after his mental health hit rock bottom.
“All I could think about was committing suicide,” he said, remembering visiting her and “crying for four hours” because he “didn’t want to be here anymore.”
Grieving: The electrician has previously admitted that he’s “compared everyone to Jade” and was therefore “dumped” by girlfriends (pictured with Jade, Bobby and Freddie in 2008)
In the end, it was his close relatives who encouraged him to seek help. In addition to spending more time with his mother and taking antidepressants, he started taking small steps to improve his well-being.
While he’s no longer depressed, he admitted he’s still not “one hundred percent” and focused on getting through life one step at a time.
Jack now works as an electrician, the same profession he had before meeting Jade.
Earlier in March, the 33-year-old also revealed his new girlfriend doesn’t talk to him after he paid tribute to his late wife on their 12th wedding anniversary.
The former club promoter confirmed to the publication that he was in a relationship that is “the most serious” he’s had since Jade’s death.
Tragic: Jack has also spoken candidly about his alcohol and drug addiction after he struggled with the passing of his late wife Jade (pictured together in 2006)
However, their blossoming romance took a speed bump when he told The Sun that his newfound love interest was less than happy when he shared a throwback to their wedding day, as she felt he should have warned her.
Jack explained: “She’s not talking to me right now because I posted something on Instagram and she said I should have warned her. I would feel guilty and terrible if I didn’t recognize the days that are special to me.’
He reflected on how past loves reacted to his widowed status, saying, “Girls have said in the past, ‘Well, you obviously don’t like me and I’m not here to be compared to Jade. day.”
“So I’m really just waiting for that to happen with this one. I compare everyone to Jade and that’s why I can’t settle down – they always dump me about it.”
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