Jonnie Irwin’s wife praises ‘magical’ husband in devastating statement
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 03
Jonnie Irwin’s wife has penned a heartfelt tribute following his death at the age of 50 (Picture: Instagram)

’s wife has penned to her late husband which eventually spread to his brain.

The beloved TV presenter – known for , Escape to the Country, and Morning Live – after being told he had ‘months to live’ in 2020.

Irwin is survived Rex, four, and two-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac.

Taking to to confirm her long-time partner’s death, Jess wrote alongside a smiley throwback photo: ‘Good night my favourite. Thank you for everything. I will always love you.

‘The hardest day has come, a day I prayed wouldn’t come. It’s with all the saddness in the world that I confirm Jonnie has passed away earlier today.

‘His magical brain that continued to fight to the end has now gone to sleep.’

Reflecting on their relationship, she continued: ‘He has given me more than I could ever have wished for, 8 bonkers years of love and adventure and 3 amazing boys.

‘I will continue to make you proud but only with your love still finding me and guiding me for the rest of my life, me and the boys still need you.

‘Jonnie you really were the most handsome man I ever knew and I am so sorry for this cruel end.

‘It really wasn’t fair and you didn’t deserve any of this.’

The mum-of-three concluded: ‘You gave so much time to others and touched everyone you met, I have never experienced anything like the effect you had on people.

‘I love you so much and forever proud of you xxx 💔’

Irwin leaves behind three young sons (Picture: Instagram)
He married Jess in October 2016 (Picture: Instagram)

Jess was inundated with messages of condolence, with Sonali Shah writing: ‘Sending you so much love. Jonnie was one in a million. 🤍🙏🏽🕊️’

‘You are incredibly brave Jess and will continue to guide your boys beautifully with Jonnie’s love behind you all the way. We are thinking of you and send so much love xxx’, wrote Caroline Oswald.

‘Oh I am so sorry for your loss. He lit up the screen, and his love for you and your boys shone through his posts on here,’ Nichola Wilks said.

‘So very very sorry to hear such sad news, I’ve been following his journey, such an inspiration ❤️’, added Melanie Tulip.

Irwin married his wife in October 2016 at a ceremony in Northumberland.

He shared an Instagram post at the time, describing it as ‘the very happiest weekend of my life.’

The couple celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in October 2023.

Irwin was best known for sharing his property expertise on A Place in the Sun (Picture: Channel 4)
He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2022, which eventually spread to his brain (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Irwin of his wife publicly up until his death, crediting her for looking after their kids as Rex, Rafa, and Cormac remained unaware of their dad’s illness.

‘I’ve started to tell Rex [his oldest son] in private conversations, “You can do anything”,’ Irwin previously said.

He poignantly noted: ‘Jess is soft, so they’ll have a softer upbringing than if I was around, probably.’

kept fans in the loop with over the past two years, which involved both NHS care and a range of alternative therapies.

He also kept his on the memories he was making with his brood, from milestones as his to his

In his last-ever post, about the house he was renovating to leave to his sons, just six days ago.

He was first diagnosed in August 2020 after filming an episode of A Place in the Sun in Italy.

Irwin decided against telling his sons of his illness to avoid ‘confusing’ them (Picture: Instagram)

Irwin told Hello! Magazine two years later: ‘Within a week of flying back from filming, I was being given six months to live.

‘I had to go home and tell my wife, who was looking after our babies, that she was on her own pretty much.

‘That was devastating. All I could do was apologise to her. I felt so responsible.’

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