VINNIE Jones has finally sold the last home he owned with his late wife Tanya as friends said he was ready to close the door on that part of his life.
The football hardman was married to Tanya for 25 years before she died of cancer in July 2019, aged just 53.
Friends confirmed that Vinnie, 58, had since sold her home in Ganders Ash, Watford.
A pal said: “Vinnie and Tanya have had their house in Watford for almost as long as they have been married and it holds many memories for him.
“He rented out the house for a long time when he and Tanya moved to Los Angeles.
“After Tanya died, Vinnie sold their house in LA but kept the place they owned in Watford.
“It was a tough decision to sell, but he wanted to close that door and focus on the future.”
A spokeswoman for Vinnie confirmed he had sold the property.
Former Wimbledon and Chelsea player Vinnie told The Sun in 2019 how he sold their LA home because he couldn’t cope with the idea of living there without Tanya.
She died in the home, six years after being diagnosed with skin cancer.
He then bought the house next door and now splits his time between his home there and the farm in West Sussex.
Vinnie has collaborated with Lime Pictures on a new documentary series that will document his new life on the sprawling 147-acre property.
He said: “Most people know me as a professional footballer or a Hollywood hardman, but what they probably don’t know is that all that hard work was to support my true passion: my home in the great British countryside.”
“I grew up in the country and can’t wait to show people the joy and beauty of our countryside and the rewards of old-fashioned hard work. Bring it on.”
After Tanya’s death, Vinnie stepped out of his comfort zone and took part in The Celebrity X Factor in 2019.
He told The Sun at the time that he still spoke to Tanya every day, adding: “I talk to her all the time.” Constantly.
“We’ll chat for a bit while I make my bed. This morning I said, ‘Look, baby,’ and it wasn’t my best making the bed, so I did it again.”