Vinnie Jones shares emotional poem for ‘true love’ wife Tanya on the first anniversary of her tragic death


VINNIE Jones has shared an emotional poem for his ‘true love’ wife Tanya on the first anniversary of her tragic death. 

The former footballer turned actor posted a smiling photo of the two of them in the back of a car with an adaptation of one of Ireland’s most beloved folk songs, She Moved Through the Fair.

Sharing the photo of him and Tanya smiling, the 55-year-old marked the anniversary of his wife’s death. 

Adapting the words of the song, he wrote: “Each night my young love comes to me.

“My true love comes in, she enters so softly, her feet make no sound, she kneels down beside me and this she did say; ‘It will not be long love until our special day.’

“She lifts up my spirit and we dance through the hay, laughing and crying to get through the day.

“Then we go our way onward as we move through the fair like swans in the evening that swim over the lake.”

Vinnie’s followers and friends rushed to support him in the comments section. 

Retired football player Robbie Keane, left a series of emojis, as did Jamie O’Hara.  

One fan wrote: “She’s right there. You just can’t see her. Bless you xxx”

“Keep strong brother,” wrote another. 

And a third added: “Vinnie, that’s beautiful you’re a strong brave man” 

Vinnie’s wife Tanya, 53, lost her six-year battle with skin cancer on 6th July 2019. 

The star recently revealed he still cries every day a year on from Tanya’s death – but has stayed off booze for her.

Tanya passed away in Los Angeles and the hardman footballer-turned-actor said he still speaks to her every day.

Hollywood action star Vinnie said: “I still cry every day. I’ve only just lost her. It’s the celebration of her life on Monday, and to be honest I hope I never stop crying. I’m not rolling around on the floor bawling my eyes out but what’s happened has brought out emotions in me that maybe I didn’t think I had…

“Most days I get up in the morning, I make my bed every day, I have a little chat with my wife and I get on with the day. It gives me a good start.

“She’s with me all the time, I know she is. I feel I’ve got a guiding hand on my shoulder. That’s how I’ll continue to live my life.”

Tanya was diagnosed with melanoma in 2013 but died in July after a brave six-year battle with three types of cancer.


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