Tonight’s episode of The Only Way Is Essex is going to be emotional sob-fest, as Joey Essex shares memories of his late mum with his girlfriend Sam Faiers.
Joey has made us cry with laughter on plenty of occasions, but get ready to cry some actual sad tears as Joey looks back at pictures of his mum. In fact, Joey gets so upset he ends up in tears and has to be comforted by Sam,
“I just wish I had a mum… I just miss her. If I see a picture it just upsets me,” Joey says between sobs.
With Mother’s Day coming up, Joey asks Sam to visit him mum’s grave for the first time.
Our hearts are breaking just thinking about tonight’s episode, we’re going to need a bottle of wine to get through it.
After a long struggle suffering with depression, Joey’s mother died after hanging herself at the age of 37.
Joey has previously talked about the death of his mother, during an interview in 2011 he said,
“I remember opening the door and Dad was standing there. He picked me up and said, ‘Mum’s gone.’ It was the biggest shock of everyone’s life.”
Big hugs for Joey, this is very sad.
The Only Way Is Essex, Wednesday and Sunday, ITV2 at 10pm