THE Essex lad was widowed at just 21 after his famous wife Jade died from cervical cancer.
Ten years on and Jack has transformed his life after some run-ins with the law. Here’s what we know…
Who is Jack Tweed?
Jack Tweed is the widow of the late Big Brother star Jade Goody.
He was born on June 9, 1987 in Waltham Forest.
Jack became recognised in the British press for his rocky relationship with Jade from 2006.
The couple lived together in Essex with her two sons – Bobby and Freddie – from her relationship with Jeff Brazier.
They eventually got hitched just one month before she passed away from cervical cancer at the age of 27.
He served six months of an 18-month sentence for assaulting a 16-year-old boy in 2006.
In March 2009, he was convicted of common assault for attacking a taxi driver the previous year and sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment until his release on 29th May.
But Jack has since turned his life around and become a builder.
He told The Sun: “The last four years she would have been proud because I’ve sorted myself out.
“To be honest it could have gone a lot worse. I could have ended up dead. So I’m proud of myself that I’ve got to how I am now.”
When did he marry Jade Goody?
Jack married Jade on February 22, 2009 at Down Hall country house near Hatfield Heath.
Jade wore a £3,400 Manuel Mota dress gifted to her by Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed.
As part of his 2006 sentence for assault, Jack had been released on 27th January 2009 but ordered to have a curfew as well as electric monitoring.
But for the celebrations he was exempted from his curfew between the 22nd-23rd February.
The newlyweds gave OK! magazine exclusive photographic rights to the wedding in a £700,000 deal.
Who is Jack dating now?
Jack gave an exclusive interview to The Sun, as he marks a decade since Jade died, where he revealed that he was single.
He told us he would “love” his own kids but questions whether he will because: “It just doesn’t come into my head because who would I have a kid with?”
The 31-year-old confessed that ten years after her passing he still doesn’t feel ready to move on:
“I don’t think I’ll get over it because I don’t think you can.
“I’m not going to not miss her. I’m never going to forget about her. I’m always going to think about her. I’m always going to regret her not being here.
“If I say it ruined my life, it’s like making it about me. I don’t like saying that, but it did.”
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Is Jack still in contact with Jade’s sons?
In March 2019, Jack revealed that Jeff allowed him to reunite with Jade’s sons after apparently only seeing them once since her death.
Speaking about their relationship after Jade’s death, he admitted Jeff was right to restrict access back in 2009 as he told the latest issue of OK! Magazine: “Jeff stopped me from seeing the boys.
“At that time, I was getting into trouble and I was off the rails – so Jeff was probably right to do that.”
Jack added: “Now he’s seen I’ve sorted myself out, so he got in touch and said the boys had been asking about me.
“They came around to mine for tea and Jeff was there so it felt like an awkward first date!”