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Vinnie Jones finds love again with new girlfriend five years after beloved wife Tanya’s death-Robert Oliver-Entertainment – Metro

‘The light is back in his eyes.’

Vinnie Jones finds love again with new girlfriend five years after beloved wife Tanya’s death-Robert Oliver-Entertainment – Metro

Vinnie Jones has ‘light back in his eyes’ according to friends (Picture: Getty)

Friends of actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones have said ‘the light is back in his eyes’ after finding love again.

Vinnie, 59, who played over 500 professional matches and won the FA Cup during his time as a player, suffered the death of his wife Tanya Jones (née Terry) in 2019 aged 53 after a long battle with cancer.

And the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor has spoken candidly about his grief, admitting midway through last year that his ‘spirit [was] broken’, describing grief as a ‘ghost’.

But those close to Vinnie are saying that the hardman actor is beginning to show signs of moving on, with a brand new girlfriend, Emma Ford, apparently lifting his spirits in recent months.

‘Vinnie and Emma’s relationship was very organic and started as purely a working friendship before it developed into something more,’ a source told The Sun.

Emma Ford has ‘calmed’ Vinnie down (Picture: Discovery/Amazon)

They continued: ‘Emma has brought the light back into Vinnie’s eyes and she clearly makes him very happy. They are a great match and everyone who knows them was thrilled when they became a couple.’

Emma is said to be Vinnie’s personal assistant, and that their relationship blossomed while The Gentlemen actor was filming Vinnie Jones in the Country in 2022.

Last month, Vinnie himself told GQ that Emma had ‘calmed [him] down a bit’, and that ‘maybe she brings a different perspective to it all for me’.

He’s also told The Mirror that he’s now finally ‘moving forward’ with his life, explaining his current situation: ‘Moving forwards, we meet other people that we are fond of and we fall in love with and vice versa.’

A former model, Emma, 46, later moved into acting and presenting, and became a script editor and producer, working for members of popular rock bands such as The Clash.

Vinnie has no plans to remarry but he is ‘moving forwards’ (Picture: SplashNews)

She starred in the Discovery Plus series alongside Vinnie, but has previous acting credits for shows such as Black Mirror and films such as The Magic Door, Solitary, and The Baby Juice Express.

Four years ago, Vinnie told Piers Morgan’s Life Stories back in September 2020 that he has no plans to remarry in the foreseeable future following Tanya’s death.

The couple were together for 27 years and married for 25, and had one child in that time – Aaron, who is now 33. Vinnie became step-dad to Kaley, 37, Terry’s daughter from a previous relationship.

This latest development marks a significant step on Vinnie’s journey with grief and shows how much progress he’s made in the last five years.

During Covid lockdown, Vinnie revealed he’d been seeing a therapist to help him cope, admitting that while he thought he was doing okay, he was struggling more than he initially gave himself credit for.

‘‘I’m seeing someone three times a week. I thought I was doing okay, and then the anniversaries of Tans’s death and our daughter Kaley’s birthday were approaching and it was like somebody just drained the life out of me,’ he said. has reached out to Vinnie Jones’ team for comment.

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