Vinnie Jones 'will never be with anyone else' after death of wife Tanya
Grieving Vinnie Jones has said he will never love again after wife Tanya died aged earlier this year.
Speaking to the Mirror, the football hardman turned Hollywood actor, revealed he has ‘cried almost every night’ since Tanya’s death.
A tearful Jones said: “She was the light of my life. I will never be with anyone else. I’m a shell. She is the only one... whenever I let myself down, or her down, she was always the strongest, the person who I answered to.
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"She wouldn’t give me her blessing to meet someone else – I just know her. I can’t see it happening, I might have friends or whatever, I would be astonished if that happens.
“I think I’ve only got a little way to go until I’m with her, in the spectrum of the universe.”
Tanya died in July surrounded by family after battling three different forms of cancer in the six years prior to her death.
The couple married in 1994, while Jones was enjoying a second spell playing for then Premier League outfit Wimbledon. His no-nonsense approach and tough tackling lead to him earning a ‘hardman’ reputation, which opened up the opportunity to star in movies once his football career came to an end.
After starring in British hits such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Jones and his family moved to Los Angeles to begin a successful Hollywood career.
It was while living Stateside that Jones and his wife were both diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
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While Jones was given the all-clear, Tanya picked up other forms of cancer, which eventually lead to her sad death at the age of just 53.
Jones also describes the sad and tender days leading up to her death, and says he whispered “I love you, I love you” as Tanya died.