Actor Vinnie Jones, aged 51, and his wife Tanya have been finally spotted publicly after Tanya's fight with cancer.
The English actor and former professional footballer, who played as a midfielder for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Chelsea from 1984 to 1999, was seen out with his wife for the first time after the duo battled skin cancer.
The couple, who have been married for almost 21 years now, revealed back in November 2013 that he and his wife were being treated for skin cancer. While his wife suffered for several years, the former footballer was diagnosed later only after a malignant melanoma was found below his eye.
The much in love couple was seen holding each other’s arm a month earlier. They were seen leaving a Los Angeles supermarket while the loving husband pushed a trolley full of shopped goods and helped Tanya to their car.
According the Mirror, a passer-by saw the pair coming out of the supermarket. The source said: 'They have both been through some tough times but they looked closer than ever.”
'They've obviously drawn strength from each other over the years. They are a tight unit who love each other very much.'
Tanya has had her own share of medical difficulties and hardship besides the recently treated skin cancer. She underwent an emergency heart transplant at the age of 21 and has also been treated for cervical cancer twice already.
Jones himself battled his cancer successfully in 2014 after three complicated surgeries to remove tumors. The former mid fielder and successful actor was first diagnosed with melanoma in 2013 after he noticed a lump beneath his right eye. Melanoma is a dangerous strain of the skin disease which kills around 2000 people in The United Kingdom every year.
And it was then that the athlete decided to fight the disease as bravely as he could.
The star told Sun back after the diagnosis: 'Cancer is a horrible word to hear. I've faced the biggest and ugliest lads on the football field and been in some nasty brawls. But this is my toughest and scariest opponent yet.
'When the doctor said I had skin cancer, the first thing I though was, "How long have I got?" '
Doctors removed the lump after a surgery. But two other surgeries had to be performed as two more lumps were later discovered.
Talking about Tanya’s cancer, the side effects of the medication that she has been taking after her heart transplant are supposedly the cause of her skin cancer.
When both Jones and Tanya were first diagnosed, the loving husband Jones said: 'When it comes to things like this, women are stronger.
'Suddenly I've gone from the one helping her to the one that needs support.
'I take my strength from Tanya. She believes her life was saved to save me, and in return I feel it is my role to look after her.'
The popular actor and veteran football player, gives all credit for his survival and success to his beloved wife. Now this is love!!
The couple married in 1994 after dating for several years. The love birds later renewed their wedding vows in 2007.
After retiring from professional football career, Jones tried out his luck in acting. He has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows and has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.