The presenter revealed a former co-worker of Derrina Jebb told her something that “could break her”
Simon Thomas took to social media to congratulate his wife on becoming a lawyer after a previous colleague told her she would never make it.
The former Sky Sports presenter married Derrina Jebb in July 2021 after losing his first wife Gemma Thomas to acute myeloid leukemia in 2017, at the age of 40.
The 49-year-old posted on his Instagram page how proud he is of the hard work Derrina put in to achieve her goals and how she chooses not to listen to the words of one family member. critique “may have let her down.”
“Yesterday was a proud day as I got to see my wonderful wife finally admitted to the Law Society,” he wrote.
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“But it was also a truly iconic moment. Not only did the day mark her qualification as a lawyer, but it also marked the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance.
“A few years ago, a woman (who should have known better) in the law firm where Derrina was working said words to her that would have turned her life and ambitions in a very different direction. other.
“She said she didn’t have the qualifications needed to be a lawyer.
“Those words could have broken her. She could have let that inner voice critic agree with that woman, and go find another career. But she didn’t. so.”
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“She won’t listen and yesterday she hid those words once and for all.”
Simon, who is also the father of 10-year-old son Ethan, added that he has “great respect” for Derrina.
“She said that words can break us or fuel a rocket to become the person we’ve always known we could be,” he added.
Last month Simon also revealed the guilt Derrina sometimes feels after Gemma’s death, especially on each anniversary of her death.
He told Kate Ferdinand’s Blended podcast: “I’m very comfortable with anniversaries because I don’t think too much about them.
“I think the first year when you go through the loss, those firsts are huge and each first is an obstacle to get over, but over time it gets easier.
“I think Derrina sometimes feels, ‘What are you going to do? Do you want to do something with Ethan? Does Ethan want to do something’?
“I was just trying to reassure her and say, ‘It’s okay.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/simon-thomas-celebrates-wife-becoming-26963565 Simon Thomas celebrates his wife becoming a qualified lawyer after being told she would never make it