Grieving Jeremy Kyle has flown to Barbados with his father and new girlfriend Vicky after being left devastated by the death of his mum Nanette, 85.
Jeremy was extremely close to Nanette, to whom he spoke on the phone every day. She had been suffering from dementia in recent years, and died following a stroke.
Read more: Celebs pay for Piers Morgan to be gagged
“Jeremy has had an awful couple of months coping with the passing of his mum,” a source told The Sun.
“That’s why he took his father away on holiday – he needed the chance to relax after a traumatic period and he felt his dad needed a break too.” Jeremy has a holiday home on the Caribbean island.
“Nan had been unwell for a long time, and she was in her eighties, but it doesn’t make it any easier for the family to come to terms with.”
Jeremy, who last year was granted a “quickie divorce” from his wife of 13 years, Carla Germaine, spoke of his love for his parents in an interview with The Scotsman. His dad was an accountant and personal secretary to the Queen Mother.
“My parents were everything to me,” he said.
“They sacrificed so much for my education and together they showed me each and every day what it takes to be a proper, respectful and decent human being.”
“I always remember one thing about my mum. She would always meet the old man off the train,” he recalled.
“Having worked all day and put our tea on the table, she would always go upstairs and do her make-up and meet him at the train station at 7pm.
“I was actually born in the front bedroom while my dad sat on the wall outside, feeling sick.
“Twenty minutes after my mother gave birth, she went downstairs and made my old man a cup of tea.”
Jeremy, 51, is being comforted by Vicky, 35, a former nanny to his kids Alice, 12, Ava, 11, and seven-year-old Henry, who are his three children with Carla.
Carla was left stunned when she was told how romance had blossomed between the pair.
“I’m in shock – she was my nanny for nine years, she looked after my babies,” she told The Sun. Jeremy and Vicky’s relationship is said to have developed after his marriage had ended.
The TV host also has a daughter Harriet, 26, from his first marriage to Kirsty Rowley.
“Jeremy sees a very happy future with Vicky,” said a source. “They’re really enjoying each other’s company
Says Jeremy: “It’s a new relationship, a new chapter. I’m very happy, let’s move on with our lives.”