Nonetheless in shock. Stephen “tWitch” Boss was featured within the In Memoriam tribute on the 2023 Grammy Awards — and the second was significant for his mom, Connie Boss Alexander.
“It’s going to by no means appear actual,” Alexander wrote through her Instagram Story following the Sunday, February 5, awards present alongside a damaged coronary heart emoji. “I miss you! I like you to infinity and past. Maintain shining vibrant for us!”
Her heartfelt message was accompanied by a photograph of her late son on display screen on the Crypto.com Area in Los Angeles on Sunday night time. Kacey Musgraves, Offset, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and extra gave transferring performances as a part of the tribute, which acts “as a second to replicate on and salute the members of the music group we misplaced,” per the Recording Academy.
The previous So You Assume You Can Dance contestant died by suicide at age 40 in December 2022. Days earlier than his loss of life, Boss and his spouse, Allison Holker, celebrated 9 years of marriage. She has since honored her late partner a number of occasions through social media.
“My ONE and ONLY Oh how my coronary heart aches. We miss you a lot,” the Dancing With the Stars alum, 35, captioned a selfie with Boss in December 2022 as she returned to Instagram for the primary time after his loss of life.
On the time, Alexander thanked followers of the previous Ellen DJ for his or her help in an emotional Instagram Story tribute of her personal. “Household and associates, thanks for all of the love, prayers and encouragement. Please know I see all of the messages, texts, posts and the telephone calls. I can’t use phrases proper now,” she wrote. “Please know I’ll attain out once I can. Please proceed to maintain us in prayer. … Stephen Laurel, your mom loves you to eternity and past.”
Shortly after the brand new yr — and her first vacation season with out her son by her aspect — Alexander uploaded a collection of throwback pictures of Boss. A few of the snaps featured Holker and the couple’s kids: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. (Holker welcomed her eldest daughter with a earlier accomplice, however Boss adopted Weslie following the pair’s 2013 marriage ceremony.)
“There are such a lot of footage flashing by my thoughts, so many recollections,” Alexander wrote in January. “I smile, chortle and cry at every reminiscence of a second in time. The little chubby cheeks and legs as a child… Your first little photograph shoot, you had bells in your shoelaces within the white buster browns and also you’d get so excited and tickled every time you moved your toes and heard the tinkle thus if you realized you actually had been about to leap off the staging desk, smiling that smile and laughing ..oh my coronary heart 💙..my lovely child boy.. (a bit tWitch, a manifestation of issues to come back). … As we ended every dialog, I say as at all times, I LOVE YOU!. Sleep in energy darling. I transfer ahead figuring out surely, we will probably be collectively once more.”
When you or somebody you recognize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the 988 Suicide & Disaster Lifeline at 988.