Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed admitted he has hit the bottle as he struggles to cope with the death of his wife.
Clutching a bottle of cider, Tweed, 22, said drinking alcohol made him “forget about everything” and added that he did not like the feeling of being sober.
He said: “I don’t really know how I’m bearing up at the moment. I’m drinking quite a lot, which I shouldn’t be.
“I shouldn’t be saying it but I don’t want to lie to anyone and I am drinking quite a lot and I’ve got to go and see someone or I’ve got to stop.
“It makes me forget about everything when I have a drink. I don’t like the feeling when I’m not drinking.
“It’s not a nice feeling because I sit there and think about Jade non-stop.”
Tweed, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, was speaking at the launch of the Nokia Skate Almighty event on London’s South Bank last night.
He married reality television star Goody shortly before her death from cancer.
He was freed from prison in May after serving half of a 12-week sentence imposed in April for assaulting a taxi driver.
Pictures of Tweed seemingly enjoying himself while out on the tiles have hit the headlines.
Three women were photographed leaving Tweed’s bachelor pad earlier this week after partying the night before, but according to reports explained that they had just been helping to clean up.
The gathering were said to have spent time at an Essex night-spot before continuing the party at Tweed’s home.
Tweed has also been linked to glamour model Lisa O’Connor, 21, but he reportedly said later that he was drunk and regretted what happened.