Allison Holker expressed her gratitude for her supporters following the tragic death of her husband, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss.
In a nearly two-minute video posted on Instagram Saturday, the 35-year-old dancer thanked her followers for the messages of “support” while she and her three children – 14-year-old daughter Weslie, 6-year-old Maddox, and 3-year-old Zaia – have been going through such a “challenging and emotional” time after The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ died by suicide two months ago. She expressed:
“I just want to say thank you for all love and support that you guys have sent to me and my family at this time. It has been very challenging and emotional, but you guys have brought so much hope and inspiration to us by sharing stories and memories and moments and different ways that Stephen impacted your life. It’s brought us so much hope and inspiration. He was someone that was just beautiful, and he lived his life from love and he made you feel a certain way.”
Allison then said her family has always made it their mission to bring joy to everyone “from dance or love” and promised that won’t “change” — though it will be different following Stephen’s death:
“My family and I have always said that we wanted to make sure that our purpose was lived out by bringing joy to people, joy to people’s homes, from dance or love — and that’s not going to change for us. It’s going to feel a little bit different, but we know that that’s our purpose, and we’ll still do that to this day. I hope that we can remember the feeling that he gave us and remember that we can still move from there. We can still move and choose love, and we can still choose grace and we can still choose kindness.”
The Dancing With the Stars alum concluded her message by saying she would “always be there” for their fans:
“And I will always be there for you guys, and I appreciate you guys being there for us at this moment. It goes a really far way for us, so thank you. And I hope you guys remember how special you are and how much of an impact you make around the world and continue to move from there. We love you guys.”
Continuing to send love and light to Allison and her family. You can watch the entire emotional video (below):
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is available. Consider contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, by calling, texting, or chatting, or go to 988lifeline.org.
[Image via Allison Holker/Instagram]