14 October 2019 11:51
Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Vinnie Jones broke down in tears on Good Morning Britain as he opened up about his wife Tanya's death. ITV viewers 'crying their eyes out' praised the Hollywood actor for his 'moving' first TV interview since the 53-year-old passed away. Tanya lost her six-year battle with three forms of cancer on July 6 this year, where she died peacefully in their Los Angeles home. Speaking about how he has been coping, Vinnie, 54, told hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan: "It is good to talk to friends but the hardest part of it all, to adjust to, was even that day [when Tanya died], was everybody's life goes on. "You're looking round and you go, 'This is the biggest tragedy of your life and people are still going to work'," he continued.
(Image: ITV) "They're coming home from work, they're still queuing up for Starbucks. "And the enormity of it all is… it's just heavy." The former footballer also quoted the letter Tanya had written to her daughter Kaley, who Vinnie late adopted, which said the poignant words 'don't grieve, I'll be waiting for you.' In tears, Vinnie said: "I believe that. I've got something to look forward to. If you turn a negative into a positive, and she's waiting, so. (Image: Getty Images) "That's how you deal with it. It's the best way to do it. That letter has made my daughter very strong." Inside the card, Tanya had written: "To my love Vin, something wonderful happens to me every day. It's being with you. You are my morning sunshine the moment I wake. All my love, Tanya." ITV viewers quickly praised Vinnie for sharing his family's intimate story of sadness. One said: "I'm sitting here crying my eyes out sending my love to Vinny and his daughter I'm hoping I can experience half of the loving relationship he has r i p." Another wrote: "There are no words adequate enough to express how I and I'm sure all the other viewers are feeling after watching the interview with Vinnie Jones. The emotion was so raw, honest and real. Strength and best wishes being sent your way Vinnie x". Fellow GMB watchers also shared their personal tributes of their loved ones who had suffered similar battles. Both Vinnie and Tanya suffered from melanoma in 2013 and his wife had previously overcome cervical cancer twice. The couple, who married in 1994, also had a son together, Aaron.