In case you missed it, the 23-year-old passed away after a suspected overdose this week. She was a mom to seven-year-old Naveah.
“I’ve been so hurt by that all day. Valerie is so gorgeous. She’s so pretty and her daughter [7-year-old Naveah] is just so amazing.”
The reality TV starlet even compared her passing to the death of Sophia’s dad, Derek Underwood, who died in a drunk driving accident in 2008. She revealed:
“It really hurts me. Just like Sophia’s dad, who was just surrounded by people, even though you’re using drugs. ├óΓé¼┬ª It’s such a experimental time from our teens to our 20s. I’m not judging anyone who is recreational [with their drug use] because we all may do that, just some people don’t live through it. Some people don’t have the right surroundings to help get them through an experimental time or a tough time. I didn’t really speak to her, but all I know is it really hurt me because you know I thought to myself, ├óΓé¼╦£What if Sophia never had me?'”
“I’m really sad that Valerie didn’t have other supportive people around her to help yank her away from drugs or any of that depression or whatever she was going through and her struggles as a teen mom. It hurt me and obviously I wish her family happy holidays and condolences for Valerie because it’s really sad and really hurtful.”
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Valerie’s daughter, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.