Suranne Jones Opens Up About Her Late Mum's Dementia Battle And Its Devastating Impact
With all fans, fame, and publicity hype surrounding the TV hit, Doctor Foster, its lead actor, Suranne Jones, looks like an actress at the top of her game. And, honestly, this is true. A star of the soap in the past, Jones has gripped the audience with her stunning performance in the BBC series and is now collecting numerous awards.
Time of her life
Just recently, on January 23, the actress picked up two of the prestigious awards at NTAs: Best Drama and Best Drama Performance. Of course, she could not keep silence and took to her Instagram to share the exciting news with her fans and thank them for their support and inspiration.
I just wanted to say how moved I am by your comments and messages.
There’s also a personal high to add to her hard-earned career success. In 2015, she got married to Laurence Akers, and in 2016, they welcomed their bundle of joy: their first son. But, despite all the good things happening in her life, she experienced a debilitating loss when her mother passed away not long ago.
Losing best mate mum
Suranne’s mom had a long battle with dementia, which the actress also mentioned in her heartfelt NTAs Instagram post. But this was not the only condition she had to fight against. When Jones was only 14, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The struggle brought the two closer. They were alike both physically and in personality, and the mystery-drama star enjoyed spending time and holidaying with her mom.
Just doing girlie stuff together – getting in our pyjamas, getting drunk, having a giggle.
Becoming a first-time mother and losing the best friend in just ten months after that, has completely changed the actress. She admits that she still needs to give herself time to understand what has happened.
But, most importantly, she loves being a wife and a mother and will make everything possible to become the best mate for her son as well.