Jeff Brazier worries about son Bobby being hurt by fame like mum Jade Goody

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 min read
Bobby Brazier pays his father money to live at home. (Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage. David Parry/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jeff Brazier worries about model son Bobby being in the spotlight. (Getty Images)

Jeff Brazier has admitted he worries about son Bobby experiencing the pressures of fame as he pursues a modelling career.

Bobby, 17 – whose mother was late Big Brother star Jade Goody – signed with the Unsigned Group modelling agency and appeared on the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week last year.

Dad Jeff confessed letting his eldest son enter the spotlight was a concern, telling The Mirror: "Definitely, as this particular parent who obviously not only had his own difficult experiences but also can cite many occasions when his mum went through the same.

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"I think that I do enough worrying on behalf of both me and his mum when it comes to what he might be subject to."

Bobby Brazier at London Fashion Week in February 2020. (Getty Images)
Bobby Brazier at London Fashion Week in February 2020. (Getty Images)

"I just hope that everyone's kind, I hope that he looks after himself and makes good decisions."

Goody died from cervical cancer aged 27 in 2009, several years after she and Brazier split, leaving behind their sons Bobby and Freddie, then aged just five and four.

Bobby Jack, Freddie and Jade Goody (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)
Jade Goody with Freddie and Bobby before her death in 2009. (Getty Images)

Jeff said Bobby has spent lockdown training and focusing on continuing his modelling career after the pandemic.

But he admitted Freddie, 15, had struggled over the last year.

He said: "Freddie is literally like a caged animal and lockdowns and Freddie are not a natural marriage.

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"And so I've had to really keep an eye on him to make sure that I dragged him out with me when it comes to getting that fresh air, and making sure that he spends time outside of the house is imperative."

Watch: Jeff Brazier heads for a late-night gym session