Jade Goody: I’ll marry Jack Tweed this week
The reality TV star was told by doctors on Friday that there is nothing more that can be done in her battle against cancer and she made the decision to head home rather than spending her final weeks in hospital. Having been barred by Jade from proposing while he was in jail, Jack is said to have popped the question after the doctors’ news on Friday - the day before Valentine’s Day.
A source told the News of the World Jade began phoning friends around 11pm on Friday night, telling them about the wedding news and making plans: “For a few hours she was like a whirling dervish. She paid a heavy price for it the next day because she was in excruciating pain. But for the few hours she was able to function she went at those wedding arrangements like a woman possessed.
“It was hard to believe she’d just been told she was going to die. I don’t know where that energy came from but I guess it’s because she knows time is now short and God bless her, she’s making the most of every minute.
“She decided if she didn’t have time to sleep then the rest of us weren’t going to either. And that’s absolutely fine. Everyone who loves her knows how important this day will be to her.”
The source added that Jade is arranging for a Bentley to drive her to the church - and a helicopter to fly her & Jack from there to their reception: “It’s something she’s always wanted. And at this moment what Jade wants, Jade is going to get.”
The couple are said to have already negotiated a £3million deal to sell exclusive coverage of the nuptials to a celebrity magazine, the proceeds of which will be added to Jade’s trust fund for her sons, five year old Bobby and four year old Freddie: “She wants the boys’ education sorted out. She wants where they’re going to live sorted out and she wants to make sure there’s enough money so they will always be secure.
“It’s heartbreaking but it has to be done. And Jade knows it.”
Jade was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August. She had a radical hysterectomy to remove cancer growths but the disease had already spread to nearby organs. Intensive radiotherapy and chemotherapy failed to slow the progress of the disease and last week she had emergency surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumour from her bowel. Doctors will now concentrate on pain control for her last few months rather than attempting to stem the spread of the cancer further.