Jane McDonald opens up about grief over partner Eddie Rothe’s death

Jane McDonald opens up about grief over partner Eddie Rothe’s death
Jane McDonald opens up about grief over partner Eddie Rothe’s death

Jane McDonald has opened up about her grief over the death of her partner Eddie Rothe.

The Searchers musician died last year after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Appearing on Kaye Adams’ How To Be 60 podcast, Jane explained that it took “a little bit of adjusting” to the idea that she was going to have “a different life” now that Ed is gone .

“I’m much better than when I was on Loose Women,” she said, referring to a tearful appearance she made on the show in November, where she publicly spoke about the death of ‘ed for the first time.

“I can talk about him now and feel good that I had this amazing time with him,” she said (via The Mirror).

“And it’s funny, we should be talking about retirement because he retired at 59. And said, I promise you that when you get to that age, you’ll see a difference. And I have. So we had a lot of plans.

“And I think that’s part of the grief as well, is you go through the normal grief and the terrible, terrible time and then you grieve the life you thought you had.”

Jane – who is known for being part of the Loose Women panel between 2004 and 2014 as well as her Channel 5 travel shows – continued: “When he died he took our future. So I think it’s, I have to have a different life now. And it took a little time to adjust, but I’ll get there. Because that’s what we do, we get there.

Eddie and Jane after their reunion in 2008

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Eddie and Jane first met a few months back in the early 80s when he was the drummer for disco band Liquid Gold.

They became a couple again 26 years later when they were brought back into each other’s lives following a chance meeting at the ITV studios in 2008, where Jane was filming Loose Women and Ed was appearing on This Morning .

The couple became engaged later that year.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Jane also discussed finding out about Eddie’s diagnosis.

She said: “It’s a shock when your partner gets sick. And it’s just a shock to your system completely. And I think that made me realize actually, how many summers do we have left.

“And I want to do so many things. I want to go on vacation, instead of filming one. I want you to know, I want to write, I want to be creative. I want to spend time in my lovely house.

“You know, and I want to be here for my family. You know, my, my niece is about to have a baby. And we’re all very excited about it.

“And I want to be there, I want to be there for all of them just for a while to like to get by and then stop working as much as I did. Because I am constantly working.

The How To Be 60 podcast with Kaye Adams is available on podcast platforms.


. Jane McDonald talks grief after death her partner Eddie Rothe

. Jane McDonald opens grief partner Eddie Rothes death

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