Jeff Brazier shares pain over sons Bobby and Freddie not knowing mum Jade Goody ‘the way we all did’

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Jeff Brazier has candidly admitted it pains him to know his sons Bobby and Freddie do not know their mother Jade Goody “the way we all did”.

Jeff and Jade's sons Bobby, now 17, and Freddie, now 16, were around four and five years old when their mother Jade tragically passed away from cervical cancer in 2009.

And now, more than ten years on, Jeff has opened up on how the impact of losing Jade had affected them.

When asked how Jade’s death continues to impact the boys, he said: “My gosh, they are just so resilient.

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“Of course they were so young when she died and it pains me to think they never knew Jade in the same way we all did.

“When Bobby landed his first fashion magazine cover he said he hoped his mum was looking down on him and smiling. And I’m sure she was.”

Bobby is now kickstarting his career as a fashion model and recently bagged his first cover shoot for Man About Town.

Meanwhile his little brother Freddie is set to start his GCSEs this academic year.


Jeff admitted he has worries for both his sons as he said of Bobby to The Sun Online: “Teenagers are tricky and this is, of course, a huge challenge as I have tried to protect the boys as much as possible.

“If Bobby makes an error of judgement then I hope it can be turned into a positive thing.

“Everyone has been so amazing to the boys, so I hope he attracts only positive vibes.”

Meanwhile Jeff, who recently admitted his marriage to PR wife Kate Dwyer has been tested in lockdown, admitted he has concerns for Freddie.

He said: “I’m actually more worried now about Freddie as he enters his GCSE year, because who knows what is going to happen?

“He’s struggled academically and I don’t like to put him under too much pressure.”

Jeff also revealed he sees Jade’s fun-loving personality within their sons.

The dad of two explained: “When I look at Bobby and Freddie I see their mother’s colourful personality shining through.

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“I mean, Jade was one of the biggest characters out there and the boys have both inherited that from her.

“All their best qualities come from their mum.”

With the power of hindsight, Jeff admitted he feels he made some mistakes when Jade first died.

He said: “I wasn’t in a relationship with Jade when she died so I felt I didn’t deserve to grieve and instead threw myself into caring for the kids and looking after their emotions.

“I realise now, I put so much pressure on myself to be strong for the boys, but in truth, that wasn’t helpful.

“I was so lost for so long and have only learned along the way how doing things differently could have helped me more.”

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