Vinnie Jones sees a psychologist to help him cope with his grief after the death of his wife Tanya

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Vinnie Jones has revealed he sees a psychologist three times a week to help him cope with his grief after losing his wife Tanya to skin cancer in 2019.

The actor, 62, spoke candidly about seeking advice in an interview with The Sun on Friday, as he detailed his struggle after the first anniversary of Tanya’s tragic death.

Explaining that things started to weigh him down and take an impact on his mental health, he said: “I thought I was fine, then the anniversaries of Tans death and our daughter Kaley’s birthday were approaching. and it was as if someone had just drained their life. of me.

Seeking help: Vinnie Jones revealed on Friday that he sees a psychologist three times a week to help him cope with his grief after the death of his wife Tanya

Of how counseling has helped, he said, “What I have learned with dealing with grief is that you can’t hold it back. It will eat you alive. It will destroy you if you don’t let it out.

Vinnie went on to say that it is important to “give yourself a few hours” when you feel overwhelmed, because “otherwise it will break you.”

“You are told:” When the oil light is on in your car, stop and have it checked “. That’s what people have to deal with grieving, ”he explained, using a car analogy.

The former footballer had been with Tanya for over 27 years before his tragic death in July 2019, and he claimed he was 99.9% sure he would never marry again as he had ‘won the lottery’ with Tanya.

'It'll destroy you if you don't let it out': Vinnie claimed he decided to get help after the first anniversary of Tanya's death because he felt 'like someone one had just drained my life ''

“It’ll destroy you if you don’t let it out”: Vinnie claimed he decided to get help after the first anniversary of Tanya’s death because he felt like “someone was coming to empty my life “

In July, Vinnie revealed he “still cries every day” a year after losing his wife, as he said he was living his life with his “guiding hand on his shoulder.”

Speaking ahead of the heartbreaking anniversary, Vinnie told the Mirror: “I still cry every day. I just lost her. It’s the celebration of her life on Monday, and to be honest, I hope I never stop crying.

“I don’t roll around on the floor bawling my eyes, but what happened brought out emotions in me that maybe I didn’t think I had.

Tip: Vinnie went on to say that it's important to `` give yourself a few hours '' when you're feeling overwhelmed, because `` otherwise it's going to break you ''

Tip: Vinnie went on to say that it is important to ‘give yourself a few hours’ when you feel overwhelmed, because ‘otherwise it will break you’

“Sometimes during the day something strange will trigger it. It will be a shake, and my eyes will get wet. She’s with me all the time, I know that. I feel I have a guiding hand on my shoulder. This is how I will continue to live my life.

In 2013, the tough man revealed that he and Tanya were both diagnosed with melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer.

The couple beat him up at first, but Tanya’s cancer later returned and she died at the couple’s Los Angeles home last year at the age of 53.

Candid: In July, Vinnie revealed he was 'still crying every day' a year after losing his wife, as he said he was living his life with his 'guiding hand on his shoulder'

Candid: In July, Vinnie revealed that he “still cries every day” a year after losing his wife, as he said he was living his life with his “guiding hand on his shoulder”

Tanya had a daughter, Kaley, from her first marriage, and Vinnie had a son, Aaron, from her former relationship with Mylène Elliston.

In June, Vinnie shared a heartfelt tribute to his late wife on what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary.

He took to Instagram with sweet snaps of the beloved couple poolside on their honeymoon in France in 1994.

'I think of you every night in bed': Last month Vinnie shared heartfelt tribute to his late wife on what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary

“I think of you every night in bed”: Last month Vinnie shared a heartfelt tribute to his late wife on what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary

“I think about you every night in bed. You’ve always been the only one who could look inside my head, ”the X-Men: The Last Stand actor kindly wrote in an accompanying post.

In the flashback photos, the couple looked happier than ever as they relaxed at their resort in Antibes.

Remembering their time together, Vinnie wrote, “Today is our 26th anniversary.

Heartache: The former footballer had been with Tanya for over 27 years before her tragic death a YE (pictured together in 2007)

Tragic: Tanya died at the couple’s Los Angeles home last year at the age of 53, the couple had been together for 27 years (pictured in 2007)

“I remember our honeymoon in Juan-Les-Pins; a happy honeymoon of two children having fun in our not-so-torn rags [sic]».

The media personality also spoke of moments he wished he could share with his beloved partner.

He continued his moving message: “Where do you go to my beautiful girl’s house, I think of you every night in my bed, are there still diamonds and pearls in your hair, I wish I could buy you a racehorse for Christmas and keep it just for fun for a laugh haha.

Just look at my face, Little Tans and I will remember who you are, and I will go on and I will remember you forever because we will always have our beautiful star, deep inside us yes we will.

“I know where you’re going to my beauty, when I’m alone in my bed you know the thoughts around me, because you were always the only one who could look inside my head.” xxx Wine. ‘(sic)

Vinnie is now about to release a new book, Lost Without You, which he wrote to help others cope with grief and grief.

Touching: In her tribute on the anniversary of their wedding, Vinnie wrote: 'Where do you go to my beautiful girl, I think about you every night in my bed'

Touching: In her tribute on the anniversary of their wedding, Vinnie wrote: “Where do you go to my beautiful, I think of you every night in my bed”

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