Just days before the death of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, he and Allison Holker celebrated a huge milestone — their ninth wedding anniversary.
The couple took to social media last Saturday to honor their special day, with Allison sharing a video slideshow of photos from their nuptials in 2013, set to the Adele track One and Only. She also gushed about the So You Think You Can Dance star in the Instagram caption, writing:
“It’s our 9th anniversary!! I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day!!! Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!! I feel so blessed and loved!! I love you baby and I will never take you or OUR love for granted! I LOVE YOU #happyanniversary #bosswedding2013”
Stephen celebrated the milestone as well, posting some snapshots from their reception. He expressed in the caption:
“Happy anniversary my love @allisonholker #9years”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show alum also shared a sweet TikTok video in which he kissed Allison on the cheek in front of a picture of one of their wedding photos as the background music says, “It’s our anniversary.”
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY LOVE @allisonholkerboss #9years
The following day, the pair then shared a fun video of themselves dancing to an Alicia Keys Christmas song. Watch (below):
As we mentioned, these anniversary posts came just days before Stephen died at the age of 40 on Tuesday. While the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner says his death is still pending further investigation, TMZ reported that the dancer died by suicide. According to the outlet, Allison told police that he had left their home without his car on Tuesday, which was unusual for him. Law enforcement later received a call about a shooting at a hotel in Los Angeles. They then reportedly discovered Stephen dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Allison confirmed his passing on Wednesday in a statement to People, saying:
“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.”
“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. 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. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
So, so sad. Our hearts got out to Allison and their three children, Weslie Fowler, Zaia Boss, and Maddox Laurel Boss, during this difficult time.
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 Stephen Boss/Instagram]