Bride and Prejudice’s Tori Ciseau shares tribute to late husband James following his tragic death


Bride and Prejudice star Tori Ciseau has shared a heartbreaking statement following the death of her husband, James, earlier this week.

James, who appeared on the Channel Seven reality show with his wife in 2019, died in a head-on car crash in Beerwah, Queensland, on Monday.

Tori spoke about her loss for the first time on Tuesday, vowing never to let his memory fade in a lengthy post on Instagram.

Tribute: Bride and Prejudice star Tori Ciseau (right) has shared a heartbreaking statement following the death of her husband, James (left), earlier this week 

‘One day I will wake up from this nightmare. One day we will all be together again. Until then your two beautiful baby girls will grow up in your legacy,’ she wrote next to a photo of the couple in happier times.

‘Everything we had planned with the girls I promise I will fulfil. I would give anything to turn back time and be in this photo’s exact moment. I know you will be watching over us three girls as I have already felt your presence over us,’ she continued. 

Tori pledged to keep James’ legacy alive through their daughters, Olivia-Rose, five, and Bella-Pearl, two.

Fatal accident: James, who appeared on the Channel Seven reality show with his wife in 2019, died in a head-on car crash in Beerwah, Queensland, on Monday

Fatal accident: James, who appeared on the Channel Seven reality show with his wife in 2019, died in a head-on car crash in Beerwah, Queensland, on Monday

Grief: 'One day I will wake up from this nightmare. One day we will all be together again. Until then your two beautiful baby girls will grow up in your legacy,' Tori wrote

Grief: ‘One day I will wake up from this nightmare. One day we will all be together again. Until then your two beautiful baby girls will grow up in your legacy,’ Tori wrote 

‘Just like we promised always and forever, I now promise our babies will always and forever keep you alive in all of us. Our babies are all that your/our family have left of you now and I’ll help them keep your memory forever living on through them,’ she said. 

‘James Lucas Sabien Ciseau, I loved you at the start, I love you now and I will love you until the end.’  

James, a 36-year-old pool builder, was involved in an accident at the intersection of Roys Road and Dianella Road on Monday at about 4pm.  

Family: Tori pledged to keep James' legacy alive through their daughters, Olivia-Rose, five, and Bella-Pearl, two (both pictured)

Family: Tori pledged to keep James’ legacy alive through their daughters, Olivia-Rose, five, and Bella-Pearl, two (both pictured) 

Gut-wrenching: 'James Lucas Sabien Ciseau, I loved you at the start, I love you now and I will love you until the end,' she concluded

Gut-wrenching: ‘James Lucas Sabien Ciseau, I loved you at the start, I love you now and I will love you until the end,’ she concluded

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said the cause of the ‘head-on’ crash which shut down the intersection for several hours was under investigation. 

‘James was loved by anyone he met. He’d walk into a room and would make it brighter, like a ray of sunshine,’ his sister Lauren Ciseau told The Courier Mail. 

‘He had so much energy and constantly wanted to be around people. His favourite word to describe himself was jovial.’

Missed: 'James was loved by anyone he met, he'd walk into a room and would make it brighter, like a ray of sunshine,' his sister Lauren Ciseau told The Courier Mail. (Pictured with his sisters)

Missed: ‘James was loved by anyone he met, he’d walk into a room and would make it brighter, like a ray of sunshine,’ his sister Lauren Ciseau told The Courier Mail. (Pictured with his sisters)

James leaves behind his two daughters, Olivia-Rose, who turned five in September, and Bella-Pearl, who turned two just weeks ago. 

‘He was the most amazing father to those girls, they would look up to him so much,’ his youngest sister, Jacinta, said. 

It’s understood James had been working as a pool builder and lived with his mother, Deborah, and stepfather, Barry, at the time of his death. 

Show: The tradie had starred on season three of Bride and Prejudice alongside Tori

 Show: The tradie had starred on season three of Bride and Prejudice alongside Tori

Disapproving parent: He attempted to win over Tori's 'posh mum', Mary-Ann (pictured)

Disapproving parent: He attempted to win over Tori’s ‘posh mum’, Mary-Ann (pictured)

Fun guy: During his wedding to Tori, which aired on the show, he raised eyebrows when he told his new bride, 'I love the s**t out of you'

Fun guy: During his wedding to Tori, which aired on the show, he raised eyebrows when he told his new bride, ‘I love the s**t out of you’

It’s unclear if he and Tori were still together. He last appeared on her social media accounts in September 2020.  

The tradie had starred on season three of Bride and Prejudice alongside Tori, where he attempted to win over her ‘posh mum’, Mary-Ann, before the pair married. 

During his wedding to Tori, which aired on the show, he raised eyebrows when he told his new bride, ‘I love the s**t out of you.’

Tragic: It's understood James had been working as a pool builder and lived with his mother, Deborah, and stepfather, Barry, at the time of his death

Tragic: It’s understood James had been working as a pool builder and lived with his mother, Deborah, and stepfather, Barry, at the time of his death

Relationship: It's unclear if he and Tori were still together when he died

Relationship: It’s unclear if he and Tori were still together when he died

‘We’ve had some ups and downs but you make me the happiest person in the world. I promise I’ll love you forever, be the best husband, the best father,’ he said.  

‘I’ll make you the happiest person in the world, and I love the s**t out of you’.

Tori and her disapproving mother made peace after the nuptials, with Mary-Ann insisting she only wanted her daughter to be happy. 

Memories: James last appeared on his wife's social media accounts in September 2020

Memories: James last appeared on his wife’s social media accounts in September 2020

James is the second star from season three of Bride and Prejudice to die tragically. 

Micah Downey, who also appeared on the show in 2019 alongside his ex-fiancée Milly Johnson, died after a battle with substance abuse. 

The American succumbed to a deadly cocktail of illegal and prescription drugs at the age of 26 on December 28, 2019.

Tragic: James is the second star from season three of Bride and Prejudice to die tragically. Micah Downey (left), who also appeared on the show in 2019 alongside his ex-fiancée Milly Johnson (right), died after a battle with substance abuse

Tragic: James is the second star from season three of Bride and Prejudice to die tragically. Micah Downey (left), who also appeared on the show in 2019 alongside his ex-fiancée Milly Johnson (right), died after a battle with substance abuse

‘It is so sad and unbelievably surreal that I am making this post. On the 28th of December 2019, Micah Patrick Downey passed away,’ Milly announced on Instagram on New Year’s Eve in 2019. 

She later gave birth to the couple’s second son on January 27, 2020, naming him Micah Harper Johnson in honour of his late father.

Milly and Micah also had an older son, Jules.    

Single mum: Micah succumbed to a deadly cocktail of illegal and prescription drugs at the age of 26 on December 28, 2019. Milly later gave birth to the couple's second son on January 27, 2020, naming him Micah Harper Johnson in honour of his late father

Single mum: Micah succumbed to a deadly cocktail of illegal and prescription drugs at the age of 26 on December 28, 2019. Milly later gave birth to the couple’s second son on January 27, 2020, naming him Micah Harper Johnson in honour of his late father

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk