Jade Goody's children to visit grave on Mother's Day

Jade Goody's children have not stopped talking about their mother since the day she died, their father Jeff Brazier said

Bobby, six, and Freddy, five, will mark their first Mother's Day without Goody next month on the first anniversary of the reality TV star's death from cervical cancer.

TV presenter Brazier told Woman's Own: "Mother's Day is hugely significant, but I'm not going to impress that on the boys or remind them how they've been without their mum for a year.

"I'll say, 'Let's remember mummy, it's Mother's Day', but not mention it's the day mummy died.

"We'll be going to mummy's special place - her grave. It's beautiful there. We'll make cards and buy some flowers to leave there. We're not going to sit down and talk about Jade because we've been talking about her since the day she died."

Asked whether the boys still talk about Goody, who died at her Essex home last year at the age of just 27, he said: "We talk about her in a very normal capacity. Like when they're cleaning their teeth - Jade was a dental nurse and they're very aware of that.

"They say things like, 'Mummy did this, didn't she?' or 'Mummy had one of those cars!'

"You can see she's always on their minds. I'm not expecting them to forget about Jade and I don't want them to. They're constantly around people who were close to their mum."

Brazier, 30, said it would be "a huge problem" if his children - who are having grief counselling - asked him if their mother was ever coming back.

"It would mean they didn't understand that Heaven meant forever and I wouldn't be doing my job properly," he said.

"As hard as it is to tell your children that, they didn't need to be told too many times - they understood.

"I'm doing everything I possibly can to protect the children from potential issues that can arise from not dealing with bereavement," he said.

"I'm working with a charity called Grief Encounter and they're sending a counsellor to visit Bobby and Freddy on a regular basis.

"We always make sure we're talking about it at the right time and in the right way."

Brazier, who was left full custody of the former couple's two children when Goody died in March, said the boys will also spend Mother's Day with his mother Janette, 46, who is helping to raise them.

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