Jade Goody has told her young sons she will soon be ‘a star in the sky’ looking down on them. The cancer-stricken reality TV star told the boys: ‘Mummy’s going to heaven soon. Close your eyes and you can talk to her.’
Bobby, five, and Freddie, four, spent with their mother, who has terminal cervical cancer at the age of 27, at their home in Upshire, Essex.
The family had hoped to celebrate Mother’s Day a week early but Miss Goody was not well enough. Instead the boys played in the front garden while she rested in bed, heavily sedated. They wore face paint and ran around in the sunshine with their new stepfather Jack Tweed, 21, and family friend Kevin Adams.
Miss Goody’s publicist Max Clifford said: ‘The boys went to see her and she was aware of them for a brief moment or two. She saw them and she smiled.’ At one point Freddy picked a daffodil from the garden and ran inside shouting: ‘Mummy!’
The flower is the symbol of the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief, which has been providing round-the-clock care for Miss Goody since she left hospital on Wednesday and returned home to die. Her mother Jackiey Budden was there yesterday, seen making several tearful calls outside on her mobile phone. And a vicar visited and held a small service with prayers and blessings for Miss Goody. He said: ‘Nobody knows when she’s going to step off, whether it will be five minutes or five days.