Vinnie Jones Breaks Down As He Discusses Wife Tanya
The former footballer spoke about the heartbreaking moment he had to say goodbye to his 'soulmate' in a recent interview with Sunday Mirror.
At just 53, Tanya passed away after being treated for three forms of cancer. She was surrounded by Vinnie and five members of her family, including her 32-year-old daughter Kaley.
Both Vinnie and his wife were treated for melanoma, but while Vinnie was given the all-clear, Tanya was hit harder.
She lived out her final days in their Los Angeles home, and Vinnie has ruled out ever falling for anyone again, saying: "She was the light of my life. I will never be with anyone else."
He also said that he had felt Tanya's soul leave the room in the form of a 'white light in the sky'.
Vinnie spoke to the Sunday Mirror from Tanya's childhood home in Watford, telling them that in the last week of her life, doctors told Tanya there were no more options for her treatment.
Although nobody told Tanya she was close to death, she asked to go home during the last week, so Vinnie thinks she probably knew.
She never spent a night alone in hospital. Vinnie stayed by her side, with her daughter going every morning.
Vinnie revealed that on the week of her death, doctors advised the family that they didn't know how long it would be, forcing them to decide whether to take her home or keep in her in hospital.
Honouring her wishes, they took her home, where she had to be hooked up to oxygen and painkiller fentanyl.
Since she died, Vinnie has moved back to the renovated property Tanya grew up in and has revealed he is still struggling with her death.
He said: "This place is so special to us. Being here does feel good. Her brother is living here with me and there is a constant stream of people through the front door.
"An outsider might say, he's doing well. But in the evenings, I've cried almost every night.
"How am I going to go on? One of the guys at golf said, 'how are you doing?' He said: 'I lost my wife 14 years ago. Let me tell you, it don't get no better'."
He added: "People say, how did it last?
"And I say because it was real, true love. I think we found true love."
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