Allison Holker Grieves Stephen “tWitch” Boss in New Instagram: “How My Heart Aches”
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Allison Holker posted a photo with her late husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, on Instagram on Dec. 21, expressing her heartbreak for the first time via social media following his death by suicide one week earlier.
“My ONE and ONLY. Oh how my heart aches. We miss you so much,” Holker wrote alongside a photo of her and Boss cuddled up close and smiling. Holker shared three children with Boss: 14-year-old daughter Weslie Fowler from Holker’s previous relationship (whom Boss had adopted), 6-year-old son Maddox, and 3-year-old daughter Zaia.
Holker announced Boss’s death in a statement to People on Dec. 14, saying in part, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans . . . I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.” She added, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Following the news of Boss’s death, statements of love and support from all those Boss had touched throughout his career poured onto social media, including from his mother, Ellen DeGeneres, Kalen Allen, and more.
That support continues under Holker’s latest post. “There is so much love coming to you. I hope you can feel it,” DeGeneres commented on the post. “We’ll take care of you all from now and forever more!” Allen added. “We got you and the children Sis. He knows that!!!!” comic Loni Love wrote. “Thinking of you and your Family and sending my love and strength to you,” supermodel Naomi Campbell wrote. Others who expressed their condolences under the post included Maddie Ziegler, Tamar Braxton, Ashley Tisdale, Nikki and Brie Bella, Ashley Graham, Tori Kelly, Sarah Hyland, and more.
If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal ideation or are at risk, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has several resources and a 24/7 lifeline at 988.