Elizabeth Gilbert‘s partner Rayya Elias has passed away at the age of 57.
Honoring her love, Gilbert shared:
She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby. I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river. It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement. I will always love you.A post shared by Elizabeth Gilbert (@elizabeth_gilbert_writer) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:57pm PST
This is particularly sad considering just a few days ago the couple celebrated ringing in the new year together:
Happy New Year, everyone. You made it. We made it. Blessed be. #2018A post shared by Elizabeth Gilbert (@elizabeth_gilbert_writer) on Dec 31, 2017 at 10:54pm PST
Sending love to all of Rayya’s loved ones during this difficult time.
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