What happened to Jade Goody's £3million fortune? Late star's savings hit by income tax debt of £1.8m while widower Jack Tweed didn't get a penny
Jade Goody was the first reality star to become a millionaire in the UK and amassed a £3million fortune before her tragic death in 2008.
But the Big Brother star's widower Jack Tweed claims he was left without a penny, prompting speculation about what happened to the fortune she left for her sons Bobby, now 15, and Freddie, 14.
Jade, who passed away from cervical cancer on 22 March 2009, stressed in her will: 'The wishes of my children should be regarded as paramount.'
Fast fortune: Jade Goody was the first reality star to become a millionaire in the UK and amassed a £3million fortune before her tragic death in 2008
Her mother Jackiey received £10,000, while husband Jack - who she tied the knot with two weeks before her death - was bequeathed nothing but her £14,000 Volkswagen.
Speaking earlier this year, Jack, who now works as a builder, claimed 'something doesn't add up', prompting the boys' father Jeff Brazier to hit out at his accusations, insisting he would be taking legal action.
In 2014, Jack insisted Jade had been putting money away after discovering her terminal cancer diagnosis in a bid to provide the best education possible for her sons.
He said: 'The first thing she did was work out how much it would cost to put the boys through private education until they were 16. The answer was £260,000.'
Hitting out: The Big Brother star's widower Jack Tweed claims he was left without a penny after putting his share of the cash into a trust fund for the boys
Bobby is still in private education, but Freddie now attends a state school after he struggled to fit in at his private school due to his ADHD.
However, in a controversial interview earlier this year, Jack suggested the boys hadn't got the cash - an allegation their father Jeff didn't take lightly.
'I don’t want to accuse anyone because I don’t know the full story but something doesn’t seem right. Something doesn’t add up,' Jack told The Sun.
'I probably should have been more involved with the money situation, seeing where it all went and making sure the kids got it and it didn’t get wasted by anyone.'
Jeff's representatives told MailOnline at the time: 'Jeff is currently consulting his lawyers about the Jack Tweed interview. He will not be making any comment at this time.'
Clash: In a controversial interview earlier this year, Jack suggested Jade's sons Bobby, 15, and Freddie, 14, hadn't got the cash - an allegation their father Jeff (pictured) didn't take lightly
Despite setting up media deals before her death to provide a future for her two sons - who she shared with her ex Jeff Brazier - Jade's fortune was depleted due to income tax debt amounting to a staggering £1.8million.
The reality star allegedly didn't pay any income tax for the last four years of her life, resulting in a substantial hit to her finances.
In 2014, Jeff claimed the debt had grown after it was ruled that expenses and losses from her Essex based beauty salon didn't qualify for tax relief.
He also alleged Jade wasn't 'good at taking advice' about financial matters.
Jack more recently revealed Jade had equally split all the cash they made together, including the £1million OK! magazine deal for their wedding shoot, but he had put it straight into the trust fund for the boys.
The late TV star's mother Jackiey Budden has always insisted the boys have plenty of money squirreled away in a trust fund.
Jade's will: Her mother Jackiey received £10,000, while husband Jack - who she tied the knot with two weeks before her death - was bequeathed nothing but her £14,000 Volkswagen (Jack and Jade are pictured together in 2006)
All together: TV presenter Jeff has sole custody of the teenagers, who he raises with wife Kate Dwyer, and banned Jack from visiting when he ended up in prison following Jade's death
She alleged to The Sun the youngsters would be getting the full amount when they were '18 or 21'.
TV presenter Jeff has sole custody of the teenagers, who he raises with wife Kate Dwyer, and banned Jack from visiting when he ended up in prison.
Just one month after Jade lost her battle with cancer, Jack was sentenced to a 12-week jail term in April 2009 after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.
He was accused of rape later that year, but was later cleared of the charges.
The widower - who is trying to turn his life around - insisted he 'loved them like they was my own'.
The star hopes Jade would be 'proud' of him now he has managed to secure a full-time job as a builder, and is determined to keep her legacy alive.
Jack has also previously said he couldn't imagine meeting someone to have his own children with - because he has never been able to move on from Jade.
'I loved them like they was my own': Jack has only been allowed to see the boys once since Jade's death