Jade Goody stunned doctors by carrying crying six-year-old son to her hospital bed just hours before her death

JADE Goody defied the odds hours before her death by carrying her six-year-old son to her hospital bed when she heard him crying in the night.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online on the tenth anniversary of Jade's death, her close friend Kevin Adams revealed the strength she found in her final moments.

The tragic reality TV star – who died of cervical cancer aged 27 – stunned medics by getting out of her deathbed to comfort Bobby as he sobbed in his sleep.

Earlier that evening, a doctor who visited Jade at home – where she had a hospital bed in the dining room – told how she had less than 48 hours left to live.

"The medic gathered us all together and said, 'this is it, Jade doesn't have long left'," said Kevin.

"She wasn't eating and the doctor said her health was deteriorating rapidly.

"But that night Jade heard Bobby cry from his bedroom.

"She got up, walked upstairs and pulled him up onto her back and brought him to her hospital bed.

"The next day I told the doctor what had happened and she said, 'no Jade doesn't have the strength to do that because everything in her body is failing'.

"I told her that I saw it with my own eyes.

"She was able to do it because those kids meant everything to her.

"That memory will live with me forever, it is so special to me."

Kevin – who is known for being a choreographer on Fame Academy – first met Jade in 2002 days after she left the Big Brother house.

He was hired to be her personal trainer and – after realising cheeky Jade was sneakily eating chocolate cake while on her diet – moved the star into his home.

During this time, Jade fell pregnant with Bobby to her ex-partner Jeff Brazier, and later went on to have another son, Freddie.

Her friendship with Kevin blossomed and it was him who Jade would bring to the hospital to sit with as she went through gruelling chemotherapy sessions.

Jade was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008 after making her name in reality TV.

In her weakest moments, Jade confessed to Kevin that she couldn't understand "why God had given her two beautiful children" and wanted to take her away from them.

But Jade didn't take dying lying down and her attitude remained positive until the very end – which may explain why she found the strength to carry a six-year-old down a flight of stairs in her final hours.

"She was a real fighter," Kevin said.

"There was no doubt in her mind that she would recover. Even in her darkest days.

"The reality of what was going to happen didn't register.


"It always sticks in my mind that, after she was diagnosed, she told me: 'When I get better, no one is ever going to believe I had cancer'.

"It really worried her."

Despite her untimely death, Jade lived life to the full and saved thousands of lives after dying from the disease.

Many cervical cancer survivors today have said her legacy lives on in their hearts after her death prompted them to get a smear test.

Kevin added: "I want people to know that cervical cancer rates are back to being at the highest rates ever.

"No one should ever experience the pain that Jade felt. I would hate for anyone to suffer like she did.

"What people are risking by not getting a smear test is just not worth it."

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Jade Goody's bridesmaids who pledged to look after her boys tell how they stepped up and kept the late reality star's spirit alive

IN the days before her death, Jade Goody’s closest friends made a final promise that brought a smile to her face.

The women — all bridesmaids at the reality star’s wedding a month before she died — vowed they would care for her sons Bobby and Freddie, then five and four, who she had with estranged partner Jeff Brazier.

Now, in an exclusive interview to mark ten years since her death, Kelly Wyatt, Jennifer Smith, Charlene Steele and Caroline Silverstein tell how they help fill the void left by Jade — giving the boys lifts, sending them texts saying “I love you” and showing them up in front of their friends.

And they reveal how dying Jade wanted to write her sons letters for their 18th birthdays but was too frail.

Jennifer, 39, told The Sun on Sunday: “All Jade worried about was that her boys would be looked after financially and cared for.

“We told her we would be there for them. She was pleased. They’re a testament to Jade but they have had difficult times and counselling.

“We can’t replace their mum but we help keep Jade’s spirit alive.

“We still watch old videos of their mum with them and cuddle them. They will always say, ‘Tell me something funny about Mum’.

“Every time we go round we write down a memory of her and put it in a box for them to read whenever they are down.

“We do all the things Jade would have done if she was here — give them lifts, have sleepovers with them, text them to tell them we love them and embarrass them in front of all their friends.”

Big Brother star Jade died aged 27 just six months after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. A month before her death she wed Jack Tweed, 31.

Mum-of-two Kelly, 38, said: “She was told she had cancer on Celebrity Big Brother in India. She called me in tears.

“I was stunned. I know it sounds bad but Jade had a knack of misconstruing things so I was forever hoping she’d got it wrong.”

Childhood friend and mum-of-two Charlene, 37, said: “She called us all into the hospital in London and told us she was dying. She was devastated.

“I’d never seen her so angry. She said, ‘Why would God give me these beautiful boys and then take them away from me?’

“Everyone was in pieces. But in typical Jade fashion she told us she was getting married to Jack and asked us to be bridesmaids.”

Within days a hen do was arranged at Jade’s Essex home with masseurs and beauty therapists.

Kelly said: “At her hen do she was ill and frustrated. She kept saying, ‘At least you haven’t got a bald head’.”

The friends helped arrange a wedding at luxury hotel Down Hall, Herts, in less than two weeks.

They laugh fondly as they remember Jade cutting Jack’s invites so she could have more guests.

Jennifer said: “She kept saying, ‘Jack will get married again, I won’t’.

“She was slashing his list but then invited chef Aldo Zilli on her side who she hardly knew.”

The day before the wedding, the young bride-to-be was devastated when she had to scrub off her fake tan because it reacted with her skin following chemotherapy. Her bridesmaids tried to cheer her up by wearing bald-head hats in solidarity.

They travelled to the venue by helicopter. Charlene said: “It was so silent up there. We all started crying. Jade said, ‘It’s so beautiful, I don’t want this to end’.”

She was able to walk down the aisle with her beloved grandad John Craddock — who died 18 months ago, aged 79 — but needed treatment every ten minutes during the ceremony.

Caroline, 38, who Jade met on a holiday in Marbella, said: “She was dancing on the tables at the reception when the doctors had told her to be in her wheelchair. She gave everything to that day.”

Caroline, Charlene and Jade’s mum Jackiey Budden, 60, carried her to bed. Charlene recalled: “Jade said, ‘Don’t let anyone know I’ve gone. Don’t let anyone see me leave’.

“Jack came up briefly. Jade was out of it and asleep. I told her the next day he’d stayed with her all night, she didn’t need to know any different.”

Jennifer added: “He was drinking and dancing. He stayed out late with the boys.” Guests even told them Jack pushed his pals around in her wheelchair.

Caroline said: “Jade went downhill. She was so ill the next day, she went home and never left again.”

Kelly added: “We knew the end was near. Jade started giving us all instructions. At her funeral she wanted, ‘No drinking, everyone in black and everyone crying’.”

Charlene said: “I was with her right up to the end. She’d wanted to write letters herself to Bobby and Freddie to open on their 18th but was too weak.

“It broke her heart. Her last words to me were, ‘I love you’.”

Jade died in her sleep and Jackey called her friends at 2am to break the devastating news.

Jade, who raked in £1million from a magazine deal to cover her wedding and a TV documentary following her struggle, left a large sum of money and three homes to be shared among her boys. But after the estate was hit for £1.8million in unpaid income tax and other debts, just one property remains.

Charlene said: “She has looked after her boys and they are in the best hands with Jeff.”

One person not in the boys’ lives is Jade’s former husband Jack, now a builder.

After Jade’s death he served time in jail for assaulting a taxi driver but wrote to the bridesmaids from prison begging to see the boys.

Jennifer said: “Jeff took the kids round to Jack’s once or twice but they don’t see each other now and we haven't really spoken to Jack.

“Jeff was trying to do the right thing by the kids. He wanted to stop them getting hurt any more.”

Caroline said: “Jack was young. He’d sometimes forget to ring the kids because he was out with his mates. I think he’s grown up and I’m sure he’d love to see the kids. It must be really hard for him.”

Jeff has since found happiness with PR director Kate Dwyer. They married in Portugal last September with Jeff’s sons as best men.

Jennifer said: “They were so happy for him. They are amazing boys. Bobby is the spit of Jade, he will follow in her footsteps.

“Freddie is smart, with Jade’s savviness. No one will ever forget Jade as long as her wonderful boys are around. We miss her daily but she left so much behind that reminds us of her.”


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How much money Olivia Jade could make on sponsored posts

Olivia Jade Giannulli may rake in as much as $50,000 each time she peddles products like hairspray, makeup and invisible braces to her millions of followers on social media, an expert estimated to The Post on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old daughter of TV actress Lori Loughlin is best known for her massive online presence — she has 1.4 million followers on Instagram and another 1.9 million on her beauty-focused YouTube channel.

And she’s certainly no dummy when it comes to cashing in on it through lucrative sponsorship deals with Amazon, TRESemmé, Smile Direct, Smashbox cosmetics and others.

“Typically, someone who has her following on Instagram and YouTube would likely be making around $10,000 to $15,000 per post and per video,” explained Stephanie Cartin, the co-CEO of social media marketing agency SocialFly, who does not work with Giannulli.

But the charmed teen gets a sizable boost to her bottom line thanks to her famous mom, who played Aunt Becky on the iconic family sitcom “Full House.”

“We’re estimating … she’s probably making a minimum of $30,000 for a post on Instagram. It could even be an upwards of $50,000,” said Cartin, who has not seen any of Giannulli’s contracts.

And those totals don’t account for a cut in sales she likely receives from her sponsored-content posts.

“She’s more than just a regular influencer — she has that celebrity hook with her,” Cartin said.

What adds to Giannulli’s star power is her “high engagement” with her followers, which is figured by dividing the number of likes and comments on her posts by total followers.

“It’s a whole different world. We don’t see her on TV but online, she’s very well known to the people that she’s influencing,” said Cartin.

Giannulli has come under intense scrutiny following the arrest of mom Loughlin and dad Mossimo Giannulli this week in the largest college admissions fraud ever prosecuted by the feds.

The wealthy couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to college prep expert William “Rick” Singer to get Olivia Jade and her sister into the University of Southern California as competitive rowers — even though neither is an athlete.

Olivia Jade cashed in on her allegedly ill-gotten college status with spon-con for Amazon Prime, in which she showed off her dorm room.

But in a YouTube video last year, she nonchalantly admitted that she didn’t “really care about school” but wanted the “experience” of “partying.”

Her posts have sparked public outrage — and placed pressure on Sephora and other companies to sever ties with Olivia Jade.

Meanwhile, she’s been roasted on her social media and in scathing online reviews for her sold-out makeup palette.

“I thought this would give me the ‘just-came-from-crew-practice,’ ‘spent-hours-rowing-on-the-lake’ glow. Turns out it was all a sham!” one person wrote on Wednesday.

Asked whether she could rebound from the cheating scandal, Cartin, who works closely with both brands and social media influencers, said it’s possible — eventually.

“So many of these celebrity influencers bounce back from scandals but it’s going to take time and it also depends on how she positions it and talks about it,” she said. “Is she going to be honest and be real with people?”

Exclusive: Lori Loughlin told Page Six that she never pushed her kids to get A's

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Liam Payne & Little Mix Hit the Fashion Awards 2018 Red Carpet!

Liam Payne joins Little Mix‘s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall at the 2018 The Fashion Awards!

The 25-year-old “For You” singer and the girl group members, ages 27 and 25, respectively, stepped out for the event held in partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on Monday (December 10) in London, England.

Liam looked sharp in his suit, and Leigh-Anne and Jade both went for black and silver looks.

Over the weekend, the trio all attended Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball.

FYI: Leigh-Anne and Jade are wearing Christopher Kane.

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