Jeff Brazier was praised for sharing a sweet video of eldest son Bobby [Getty]
Jeff Brazier couldn’t contain his pride after his 14-year-old son Bobby was awarded a football accolade.
The father-of-two, who has been raising sons Bobby and Freddie since the death of their mother Jade Goody in 2009, took to Instagram to share a sweet video of his sporty teenager.
Collecting a trophy for his football skills, Bobby is seen smiling while TV presenter Jeff proudly watches on.
Jeff Brazier couldn’t hide his pride as Bobby picked up an award [Jeff Brazier/Instagram ]
Jeff Brazier shares adorable video of son Bobby receiving football award [Jeff Brazier/Instagram ]
“My baby collecting his well earned trophy today. Solid at the back,” he captioned the sweet clip.
When Jade Goody tragically died of cervical cancer in 2009 Jeff Brazier became single dad to their two sons Bobby and Freddie, who were just five and four.
The family dedicate the 15th of every month to the reality star, sharing their memories of her and taking part in a big activity in tribute.
Jeff Brazier is a proud father to Bobby and Freddie [Instagram]
Jeff Brazier with sons Freddie and Bobby [Jeff Brazier/Instagram]
And while the presenter – who has recently admitted he plans to propose to girlfriend of eight years Kate Dwyer – has faced challenges dealing with the resulting emotions and grief following the loss of the Big Brother star, he says he’s always stayed positive for the sake of the boys.
Jeff explains: “I’ve done parenting the hardest possible way I think you can do it. From the start, in that I didn’t have a successful relationship with Jade, there was some contention at times although gladly that didn’t last, and then doing it on your own.
“I don’t suppose really there is a tougher way of doing it. But I’ve never felt sorry for myself, because ultimately I’m still here and I’ve got my health and my two children – I love them and I’ll do anything for them so to know I’ve done it with a smile on my face, I’m really proud now.”
Jade Goody and Jeff had two sons Bobby Jack and Freddie together [Getty]
Speaking about how proud he is of his two sons, Jeff adds: “Their strength is what makes me most proud of them. To lose your mum at any age is devastating, but at the ages of 4 and 5, is traumatic, absolutely debilitating.
“But their strength and resilience and their ability to look after each other and their ability sometimes to look after me, these are products of suffering a traumatic loss, but they will use this as motivation and strength for their adult life and I see it all the time – it always makes me proud, but also sad – sad that they had to acquire that.
“I’d obviously prefer they had both dad and mum but we deal with the reality and the reality is they have extra tools and it will always put them in good stead in the future.”