Jade Goody's son says he doesn't miss her as they didn't have 'long enough' together

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Jeff Brazier's sons told him they wished he'd died instead of mum Jade Goody
Jade Goody and her sons. (Getty Images)

Jade Goody’s son Bobby Brazier has said he doesn’t miss his late mum because he wasn’t with her “long enough”, but misses what could have been.

Bobby – Jade’s eldest son with Jeff Brazier – was just five when the Big Brother star died in 2009 after battling cervical cancer and his brother Freddie was four.

Jeff’s wife Kate has been a big support in their lives.

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And Bobby, 18, told The Face: “So in a way, I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on a mum. It’s normal life to me. I’ve kind of spent more life without her than I did with her.”

Jade Goody signs copies of her autobiography 'Catch A Falling Star', at Waterstones, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock.
Jade Goody died in 2009. (PA)

Asked if he missed his mother, the teenager replied: ​“I don’t. ​Because I don’t feel like I was with her long enough to miss her.”

However, Bobby said other people tell him all about Jade and what she was like as a person, and that he would have loved to have seen what other people had the opportunity to see.

“I miss what could’ve been,” he said.

Jade and Jeff started dating in 2002 and they welcomed Bobby in 2003 and Freddie in 2004, before splitting that year.

She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008, while she was a contestant on the Indian version of Big Brother.

The star died the following year at the age of 27.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Bobby Brazier is seen at the Anker Recharge indoor festival of tech, music and entertainment at Protein Studios on March 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Anker)
Bobby Brazier said he misses what could have been. (Getty Images for Anker)

Speaking in 2020, Jeff said it pained him that his sons would not know their mum.

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"Of course they were so young when she died and it pains me to think they never knew Jade in the same way we all did," he told The Sun.

But he said the boys had inherited “all their best qualities” from the late star.

“When I look at Bobby and Freddie I see their mother’s colourful personality shining through,” he said.

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