Jack married Jade just a month before her death in 2009
For quite a few, it’s possible to remember exactly where you were when the news emerged that much-loved TV star Jade Goody had succumbed to her battle with cervical cancer.
Incredibly, it has now been eight years since her death – and to mark the anniversary, her former husband Jack Tweed has posted a tribute, urging his followers to remember her.
Jack, 29, has made a point of marking the years without his late wife by sharing tributes with his fans and followers on social media.
On Wednesday (22nd March), he kept with tradition with a sweet post to his Instagram page; the photo shows them smiling while at a film premiere back in 2008.
Jack’s caption to the sweet photo is simple – her dates of birth and death (5th June 1981 – 22nd March 2009) with three hashtags, one of which provides a reminder for women to get checked out with a smear test: #RememberJade #rip #smeartest
Fans have chimed in with messages of support and condolences. One writes: ‘So sad thoughts are with you and her boys today people take life for granted xx’.
Jack and Jade began their relationship in 2006, and featured together on what is commonly called the most controversial series of Celebrity Big Brother ever. After the confirmation that Jade’s cancer was terminal, she and Jack decided to marry; on 22nd February 2009 they exchanged vows at Down Hall country house in Essex.