But she and her stepmum forgot their differences and consoled each other in their grief when her dad George died of lung cancer in 2012.
But now Jacqui, 49, says that Vici, 43, has wrecked her life for a second time – by stealing her husband Charles.Jacqui told the Sunday People:
“I can’t believe she could do this to me. It was bad enough when she tore my family apart in 1994. My mum never got over her taking my dad away.Vici entered Jacqui’s life through her parents’ work as entertainers.He dad fell inlove with her and left her mum to live with Vici..
“But for Dad’s sake, once I knew their relationship was serious, I allowed Vici in. Now she has repaid me like this. She is an evil piece of work.“This has completely ripped my heart out. Why can’t she find a man of her own – a man who doesn’t have a wife?”
After ten years, he married Vici and we had to accept it. I even went to their wedding and welcomed her into my home. I regularly visited her and my dad.George was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2011.
“That was the first stage in our growing close. Vici was devastated and we both had to start coming to terms with losing him.She was struggling to cope, so I was making meals for them.When he died in April 2012, aged 65, Jacqui and Vici comforted each other. Jacqui continued: “I felt close to her. We were both grieving and I let her into my life. I helped her out because Dad had asked me to.He was worried about her and feared that she would not manage financially. I helped sort her mortgage so she could keep the house.“I opened my heart to her and we became inseparable. We had outings, would meet for lunch, go shopping together. We were really close. Now this has happened.”Three years on, Jacqui(above) is left coping with the heartbreak of Vici getting together with her husband Charles, 45.
“There was no warning. On December 4 last year, three weeks before Christmas, Charles said he was leaving me. He said he wasn’t happy, which was the first I’d heard of it. He told me he didn’t regret a day we’d had together and would always love me.Jacqui sensed something was wrong shortly after Vici burned herself while learning to fire-eat.
“I loved Charles. I’d have done anything for him. My life revolved round him, Charley our badly disabled 18-year-old daughter, and my son from an earlier marriage.
My whole life was dedicated to their happiness.”
“I took her to hospital and when she got out five days later Charles collected her. Something changed from then.
“Vici started flirting with him, shoving her boobs in his face and giggling. I warned him that she was after him but he told me not to be ridiculous.When he said he was leaving a few days later, I asked him if he was having an affair with Vici and he denied it. The spineless rat kept lying about it for weeks. He was obviously too embarrassed to admit the truth.Then, in the early hours one Sunday in February, I got a message from her that had been sent on his phone. It said, ‘Kiss my a**e, Vici’.”
He disgusts me. I got all his clothes, bagged them up, snapped his golf clubs and took the lot to the tip. I dragged the mattress off our bed and put it out.Charles said today:
All our bed-linen had to go. I couldn’t stand the thought of sleeping on a bed we’d shared. We’d have been married 25 years in October. Now the thought of him near me makes me sick.
“He’ll regret the choice he’s made. As for Vici(pictured above), she’s not fit to lace my boots.”
“Vici has decided to make no comment at all as it would just make things worse.I didn’t leave Jacqui for Vici. I hadn’t been happy in my marriage for a long time and only stayed as long as I did for Charley.”Vici and I became good friends and she helped me through a lot of stuff. Now we are just trying to get on with our lives.All I want is to be left to get on with my life and have a relationship with my daughter, who I adore.Charles said Vici – who also worked as a carer for special needs kids – has not stripped for five or six months.
But her picture and details under the name Randi Candi are on the website of a strippers’ agency, which told us she could be booked for a 15-minute dance for £110.