What Happened To Joey Essex Dad
In a new BBC Three documentary, the TV personality opens up about living under the care of his father, Danny, after losing his mum as a child. When Joey was eleven years old, Tina succumbed to her symptoms and committed herself, with his Dad originally informing his children that their mother had fallen and sadly died. Joey and Frankie Essex, reality stars, are the sons of Donald “Donny” Essex. After the sudden loss of his wife, Donny, an ex-boxer, was forced to care for his two children alone.
Tina, Joey’s mother, acquired candida, a severe yeast infection that can cause stomach problems, lethargy, and despair, when Joey was a child. Donny has joked about his son’s incapacity to serve tea, sell fish, or blow his own nose, calling him “useless” in the past. He stated, ” “Even I was taken aback. I mean, I had no idea he couldn’t tell the time or how to wipe his nose.” “Joey is a one-of-a-kind character. Believe me when I say you won’t find another like him.”
Joey was fired from a job his father secured him at Billingsgate Fish Market in East London after only three months, according to Donald. He was then fired from his work as a runner, where he was serving cups of tea and coffee. Donald stated, ” “But even that he couldn’t get right. If someone requested a black coffee, he would deliver a tea with two sugars.” Despite Joey’s occasional shortcomings, his father has always remained supportive and loving of his son.
Speaking on his BBC documentary, Grief And Me, Joey discussed with a therapist how he struggled to believe someone could love him after his mother, Tina, who ‘loved me more than any girl will love me’ left him.
Donald added that he loved his son really, thought he was funnier than he gave himself credit for, and that he was sorry to see Joey’s recent split from Sam Faiers. He said it’d be nice to see Joey get together with fellow contestant, the model and Miss Universe Great Britain 2013 Amy Willerton.