Jane McDonald has revealed how she’s coped with grief since losing fiance Eddie Rothe last year.
The singer, 59, was candid about adjusting to life without a partner when she revealed she moved her best friend, Sue Ravey, to her home so she wouldn’t single.
Describing his death as ‘taking away our future’, she admitted that she had reevaluate her future plans and desire to get started ‘slow down’ career wise.
‘When he died, he took away our future’: Jane McDonald, 59, shared details of her grief a year after losing her fiancé, Eddie Rothe, to illness cancer (pictured together in 2016)
Jane grieving the loss of Eddie, who was a drummer for ’60s band The Searchers, in April 2021 to lung cancer.
And appearing on this week’s episode of Kaye Adams podcast ‘How To Be 60′, she explains the impact his death had on her and how she moved to her best friend due to’ in a bad way’
“You know, when you’re alone, there’s always those little times in the morning where things just seem so much worse than they really are,” she says.
Slowing down: Admits she will wisely ‘slow down’ her career – the star explained that she’d rather focus on her family than working all the time (pictured from her TV show) her, Holidaying with Jane McDonald: The Caribbean, earlier years)
‘And if I wake up and I’m in a bad shape, I know that Sue is just down the hall a little bit. And can I get up and say can you have a cup of tea with me? She would probably kill me if I did.
“But you know, sometimes it’s just knowing that there’s someone else in the house and we both have that now.”
Jane continued: ‘I think it’s part of grief when you go through normal grief and a bad, terrible time and then you grieve with the life you thought you were going to have.
“When he died, he took our future away,” the TV personality explained.
Horrifying: Jane tragically lost Eddie, who was a drummer for ’60s band The Searchers, in April 2021 to lung cancer
Continued: ‘So I think it’s, I have to have a different life now. And that takes a little tweaking, but I’ll get there. Because that’s what it takes, we get there. ‘
Jane is about to turn 60 next April, she shared that this is the time she wants to ‘slow down’ and focus on spending time with her family.
Detailing that Eddie retired at 59, the same age she is now, she shared: ‘It’s funny, we should talk about retirement because he retired at 59. And I promise. with you when you reach this age you will see a difference. And I have. So we had a lot of plans. ‘
Talking about it: She opened up to Kaye Adams on her How To Be 60 podcast, eight months after talking about the topic on Loose Women with the host (pictured on the show in November 2021)
Getting there: The singer was in tears as she appeared on Loose Women in 2021, admitting in the podcast that she was ‘doing better’ than she was then
Describing her late partner’s illness as a ‘shock’, the star admitted that the experience made her realize time might not be left – telling Kaye there was so much she wanted to do – including including vacations and quality time at home.
‘You know, and I want to be here for my family. You know, my niece is having a baby soon. And we’re all very excited about it,’ she shared.
Continue: ‘And I want to be around, I want to be around all of them just for a while to work it out on their own and then stop working as much as I do. Because I work non-stop. ‘
Jane also told Kaye she is in a better place with sadness, noting: ‘I can talk about him now and just feel great because I had such a great time with him. .’
Former marriage: Jane was previously married to Henrik Brixen, married in a Caribbean ceremony in 1998 (pictured together in 1999)
Eddie proposed to Jane on Christmas Eve 2008, after becoming a commodity earlier that year.
The pair had been together briefly before that, splitting in 2002 before rekindling their romance six years later – but never had the chance to tighten the knot before his full death. tragedy.
Kaye took to her Instagram Stories on Friday to promote the podcast episode with Jane, urging fans to listen as she described the singer as a ‘lovely idiot’.
While the Loose Women panelist also revealed that the star will be joining her on the daytime show for a period of several weeks – telling her followers to ‘keep an eye on that’.
Follow up: Kaye used her Instagram Story on Friday to promote the podcast episode with Jane, urging fans to listen as she described the singer as a ‘lovely sly girl’
Coming soon: While the Loose Women judges also revealed that the star will be joining her on the daytime show for a period of several weeks – telling her followers to ‘keep an eye on that ‘
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