Vinnie Jones says he's 'broken' four years on from the death of his beloved wife trends now
Vinnie Jones feels 'broken' inside and 'struggles to comprehend' going to bed on his own, four years on from the death of beloved wife Tanya.
Tanya passed away in 2019 aged 53 at their home in Los Angeles after a brave six-year battle with cancer.
Vinnie, who had been married to Tanya for 25 years when she tragically died, recently visited her grave on what would have been their wedding anniversary.
And although the years have passed since their last goodbye, the grief is, at times, unbearable for the former footballer, 58.
In a new interview, Vinnie spoke of how he throws himself into work and has sought help from a psychologist to try and not feel like he is 'drowning' in his own despair.
Heartache: Vinnie Jones feels 'broken' inside and 'struggles to comprehend' going to bed on his own, four years on from the death of beloved wife Tanya
Soulmates: Tanya passed away in 2019 aged 53 at their home in Los Angeles after a brave six-year battle with cancer (pictured in 2013)
'[Grief] is a ghost, it’s a blanket. It wraps around you and it pulls you down. You don’t know when it’s going to happen, why it happens. It just happens,' he told Stuff.
'You've got to try and get your head above water, breathe in as long as you can because you know you’re going to be pulled under again.
'You got to give people what they want, or you f*****g drown. It’s f*****g exhausting [Sometimes I want to] build a 50 foot wall around to keep everybody out and keep me in... My spirit may be broken inside, but I think I’ve got enough knowledge and enough experience to cope with it.'
Vinnie is now hosting Three’s reality series Tracked which follows contestants undertaking a series of tough challenges in New