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Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed pays tribute to her as he marks 12th anniversary of her death 

Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed paid an tribute to her on Monday as he marked 12 years since her death.

Taking to Instagram, the TV personality, 33, shared a sweet image of himself and Jade alongside her sons Freddie and Bobby, captioning the image: ’12 years never forgotten, miss you.’

Jade died at the age of 27 in March 2009 following a battle with cervical cancer, just one-month after she tied the knot with Jack. 

Gone too soon: Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed paid an tribute to her on Monday as he marked 12 years since her death

The photo sees the four in great spirits as Jack carries Freddie, now 16, on his shoulders while Jade and Bobby, now 17, flash huge smiles at the camera. 

As well as his heartfelt caption, Jack added two red hearts and a prayer emoji to the snap. 

Jack’s tribute comes after he recently discussed his alcohol and drug addiction after struggling to cope with the passing of his late wife Jade. 

He revealed he’s still ‘not 100 per cent.’ after losing her and admitted to spending £100-a-day to withstand suicidal thoughts and the ongoing grief. 

Grief: Taking to Instagram, the TV personality, 33, shared a sweet image of himself and Jade alongside her sons Freddie and Bobby, captioning the image: '12 years never forgotten, miss you' (pictured in 2019)

Grief: Taking to Instagram, the TV personality, 33, shared a sweet image of himself and Jade alongside her sons Freddie and Bobby, captioning the image: ’12 years never forgotten, miss you’ (pictured in 2019)

Speaking of the immeasurable loss, he said to The Sun on Sunday: ‘I’d just sit at home, think about Jade, start crying and then think the only thing to do was go out and drink vodka. 

‘So I’d just have a drink every day, it would go from there. I started smoking weed after I stopped drinking, and I went through a stage where I got really, really depressed.

‘I replaced the booze for weed and it took me a good four months to get rid of it, to get out of the habit of smoking every day – I was spending £100-a-day.’

Tragic: Jack's tribute comes after he recently discussed his alcohol and drug addiction after struggling to cope with the passing of his late wife Jade.

Tragic: Jack’s tribute comes after he recently discussed his alcohol and drug addiction after struggling to cope with the passing of his late wife Jade.

According to Jack, he didn’t know how else to manage the constant thoughts of Jade which occupied his mind, or how he could come to terms with her death. 

The former Celebrity Big Brother star added that people would mistakenly think he didn’t care due his reckless behaviour, which was masking his pain. 

He eventually went to see his mother after his mental health reached an all-time low.  

‘All I could think about was committing suicide,’ he said as he recalled visited her and ‘crying for four hours’ as he ‘didn’t want to be here anymore.’

Honest: The widower said to The Sun on Sunday: 'I’d just sit at home, think about Jade, start crying and then think the only thing to do was go out and drink vodka'

Honest: The widower said to The Sun on Sunday: ‘I’d just sit at home, think about Jade, start crying and then think the only thing to do was go out and drink vodka’

It was ultimately his closest family members who encouraged him to get help. In addition to spending more time with his mother and taking anti-depressants, he began making small steps towards improving his wellbeing. 

While he is no longer depressed, he admitted he is still not a ‘hundred per cent,’ and is focused on ‘getting through’ life, one step-at-a-time. 

Jack now works as an electrician, the same occupation he had before meeting Jade. 

Earlier in March, the 33-year-old also revealed his new girlfriend is not talking 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 has had since Jade passed away. 

Pain: Jade died at the age of 27 in March 2009 after her cervical cancer battle, just one-month after she tied the knot with Jack, as he paid tribute to their wedding anniversary last month

Pain: Jade died at the age of 27 in March 2009 after her cervical cancer battle, just one-month after she tied the knot with Jack, as he paid tribute to their wedding anniversary last month

Their flourishing romance has however hit a speed-bump as he told The Sun that his new love interest was less than pleased when he shared a throwback from their wedding day, as she believed he should have given her warning. 

Jack explained: ‘She’s not talking to me at the moment because I put something up on Instagram  and she said I should’ve warned her. I would feel guilty and horrible if I didn’t acknowledge the days that are special to me though.’

He reflected on how former loves have reacted to his widower 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. So let’s just call it a day.”

‘So, I’m just sort of waiting for that to happen with this one, basically. I compare everyone to Jade and it’s why I can’t settle down – they always dump me over it’. 

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