Briana Jungwirth pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson’s mother
Briana Jungwirth has paid tribute to Louis Tomlinson’s late mother.
Briana – who has 11-month-old son Freddie with the One Direction star – took to Instagram to post a touching message to Johannah Deakin after the 42-year-old mother of seven lost her secret battle with leukaemia.
She wrote: "My heart aches. Every time I look at Freddie, I see you in him Jay. I will always remember the times we shared and the talks we had. I looked up to you and sadly only knowing you for a short time, I aspired to be just like you in a mother to Freddie. I promise to share with him all of what I know of you including your beautiful attributes. We both loved you very much. You’ll always stay close forever in our hearts."
Briana’s stepfather Brett Clarke – who is married to her mother Tammi – shared a picture of Johannah and her husband Dan Deakin on his own page and wrote: "My heart goes out to the whole Tomlinson-Deakin family. Although I didn’t get to spend as much time with her as I wanted she always made my family and I feel special. She was warm, funny and selfless. She raised a whole group of Legends and was more than a mom to her children but also a friend. She always put her kids first and was more than a awesome mom. Her whole life was about her kids and her husband Dan. I put this here in promise to love more like you, to be more humble like you, to be more compassionate about others like you did and maybe pass on a little of your legacy to be more selfless like you were. #ripjohannah #familyovereverything #lovelikejay (sic)."
As well as 24-year-old Louis, Johannah was also mother to Lottie, 18, Felicite, 16, twins Daisy and Phoebe, 12, and two-year-old twins Ernest and Doris.
Her family announced her death in a statement, saying: "It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.
"Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private."