Allison Holker is thanking fans for all of their love and support following the tragic death of her husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
The former “Dancing With the Stars” pro shared a lengthy video message to Instagram on Saturday in which she addressed the “very challenging and emotional” time she and her family have experienced over the past few months.
“You guys have brought so much hope and inspiration to us by sharing stories and memories and moments in different ways Stephen impacted your life, and it’s brought us so much hope and inspiration,” Holker, 35, began.
“He was someone who was just beautiful. He lived his life from love and he made you feel a certain way. My family and I have always said we wanted to make sure that our purpose was lived out by bringing joy to people.”
Holker added that while things are “going to feel a little different” now, she knows that’s her new “purpose” moving forward.
“We’ll still do that to this day, and hope that we can remember the feeling that he gave us and remember the we can still move from there,” she promised.
“I will always be there for you guys. I appreciate you guys being there for us at this moment. It goes a really far way for us,” she continued. “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.”
Plenty of Holker’s celebrity friends took to the comments section to show their support, including “Step Up” star Jenna Dewan who wrote, “Wrapping you and your family in love always ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
“❤️❤️❤️so much love to you and your family,” Maddie Ziegler chimed in, with Derek Hough adding, “We love you Allison ❤️.”
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker said in a statement to People at the time. “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.”
She added, “He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
Holker and DeGeneres, 65, also recently paid tribute to Boss at his celebration of life ceremony in Los Angeles earlier this month.
“He chose love, grace and kindness. And he deserves to be celebrated,” Holker gushed.
Boss is survived by Holker and her 14-year-old daughter, Weslie, as well as the couple’s son Maddox, 6, and daughter Zaia, 3.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.