JEFF Brazier is a TV presenter and bereavement coach who became a household name thanks to his relationship with the late Jade Goody.
As he raises the pair’s two sons out of the media spotlight, Jeff has been doing his best to help others deal with grief. Here’s all you need to know about the star….
Who is Jeff Brazier and how did he become famous?
Jeff Brazier is TV personality who lives in Essex and was born on May 27, 1979. His father, Stephen Faldo, worked and died on a pleasure boat called Marchioness which sank on the River Thames in 1989.
Jeff enjoyed a career as a footballer for teams such as Leyton Orient between 1996 – 2001 but found relative fame later that year when he took part in Channel 4’s reality show, Shipwrecked.
He then went on to perform as Aladdin in a 2005 panto and has taken part in reality show such as Celebrity Wife Swap, The Farm and I’m Famous And Frightened!
In 2006, Jeff joined the presenting team for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Now, and has also presented The X Factor Live Tour and the Clothes Show Live.
Jeff got engaged to Kate Dwyer while on holiday in Ibiza. He revealed that he got both his sons permission before he got down on one knee and popped the question.
Was Jeff Brazier married to Jade Goody and did they have kids?
Jeff began dating Jade Goody in 2002 and they became parents to son Bobby Jack in 2003 and Freddie in 2004.
However, the pair’s relationship ended in 2004.
Jade tragically passed in 2009 after losing her battle with cancer and Jeff gained full custody of their sons.
During the airing of his 2010 reality show, Superdaddy, Jeff revealed he has a privacy order banning the used of any unauthorised images of his sons in order to help them enjoy a normal childhood away from the spotlight.
Jeff was faced with the agonising decision of going against Jade’s dying wish that the children always be privately educated after Freddie was diagnosed with ADHD last year.
Jeff recently moved the family back to Essex after a year in Brighton because Bobby had a difficult experience with bullying at a secondary on the south coast.
He has only recently started sharing pictures of the handsome young lads on social media.
What has Jeff been doing since Jade Goody passed away?
Jeff is fighting to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical and testicular cancer.
He’s also fighting for more young people to have the HPV jab, which is now available, and would have prevented Jade from getting the infection which led to her cancer.
In recent years he has trained and worked as a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) qualified life coach, counselling other bereaved families.
Over the summer of 2017, Jeff hosted ITV special Lorraine’s Cruise Control.