Jade shops for wedding dress as she plans marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade Goody is preparing to marry and have her two boys christened as soon as possible after being told by doctors her cancer is terminal.
The Big Brother star agreed to marry boyfriend Jack Tweed, 21, after he proposed in the hospital upon learning from doctors that she only has a few months left to live.
She reportedly plans to sell the rights for both events to raise money for her children, Bobby, five, and four-year-old Freddy.
‘They need to get married as soon as possible,’ her spokesman, the publicist Max Clifford, said last night.
‘She’s a young girl who’s petrified, who’s been told she’s dying, and she’s coping with it brilliantly.’
Jade was told she had cervical cancer on the Indian version of Big Brother last August. She is being treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea.
Goody is reportedly planning a ‘traditional’ wedding unless she becomes too weak to leave the hospital.
Asked if she would sell the rights to the wedding, Clifford said: ‘I assume so. I’m going to try to make as much money for her as I possibly can in the coming weeks for the sake of the children.’
Max Clifford has defended Jade’s decision to ‘die in the public eye’. He told Sky News: ‘What she said to me was simply this – “I’m doing this for three reasons, one: because I want to make as much money as possible for my children, two: because it keeps me busy, it gives me something to think about other than cancer, and what’s going to happen to me,” and three: since last August when she announced she had cancer, the amount of women having cervical smears has gone up over 20% right across Britain and that’s something she’s very happy about.’
‘She said to me, “Look Max, I’m hoping what happened to me won’t happen to them. They didn’t spot the cancer that was growing in me, these women will have the proper tests and it won’t happen to them.”’
Clifford added: ‘So those are the three main reasons, and what it comes down to is when you’re in a situation like that, God forbid, you know what’s the best way for you to handle it and this is her way, and I respect her for that.’