Jade Goody's mum Jackiey Budden finds love in Tenerife

Tuesday June 9, 2009

Jackiey Budden, the grieving mother of reality TV star Jade Goody who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year, has reason to smile again after finding love on Tenerife. The 51-year-old has reportedly fallen for an expat pub chef on the Canary Island and is now considering moving there permanently to be with him.

Jackiey met ex-soldier Jason Cooper after she arrived on the sunshine isle having flown there for a month-long break to escape the spotlight and come to terms with losing her daughter Jade in March.

She has been living with the dad-of-two, who's originally from Shropshire, for the last six weeks and has apparently told pals: "It's love".

Next month, Jackiey – who has previously had relationships with women - will return to the UK to visit her grandsons, Bobby, six, and Freddie, four. "(She) is missing her grandchildren like crazy, but this is her one chance of love. She doesn't want to lose it," says a pal.

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