Partner of the late Jade Goody, Jeff Brazier has spoken about his children’s favourite memory of their mum. They fondly remember her heroically putting out a bushfire during their holiday villa in Trinidad back in 2007. The brave mum saved her two kids Bobby and Freddy from the blaze and they remained unharmed thanks to her heroism.
“They were in Trinidad and Tobago and somehow she put out a fire. They recall it very fondly how Mummy was very quick to react to the fact that something was on fire and that she put it out,” Jeff told the Daily Mail.
“They were in Trinidad and Tobago and somehow she put out a fire. They recall it very fondly how Mummy was very quick to react to the fact that something was on fire and that she put it out.”
“They were young and very impressionable at the time and just thought that was the most incredible thing. They thought "Wow, my Mum's a lifesaver, she's a firefighter!’” he added.
Jade was forever a lifesaver in her children’s eyes. The boys plan on going back there to pay homage to their mum’s memory and hope to bring back a souvenir.
“I want them to see their connection to their Mum. Maybe they could take a stone from the beach and keep it in their pocket and think ‘this is my special stone’ from where Mummy was my hero. The value of that is immeasurable,” he said.
After Jade tragically died of cervical cancer in 2009, Jeff has been raising his kids, now teenagers as a single parent. After working a professional footballer and TV personality, he now works as a grief counsellor. He is also currently the frontman of Dolmio’s “No Drama” campaign which focuses on bringing families together during meal-times.
Jeff has been going out with his girlfriend Kate Dwyer since 2013.
“We're really good together, she's doing really well with the boys. Which is mega important to me,” he said.
“She's got a lovely relationship with them [the boys] - we've really worked on it. She's always the good cop. I'll be the one saying "don't stay out!’"
The father-of-two has also written a book, published last June, titled The Grief Survival Guide: How to Navigate Loss and All that Comes with it.
On his new book about coping with grief and loss, he added: “I'm very proud that I've written, the feedback is always glowing people have found what they needed from it. To see it out there, it's incredibly satisfying to walk past a bookshop and know that a little piece of your hard work is out there and helping people on a daily basis.”