Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ wife broke her silence after his suicide last week, describing her and their three kids’ inner pain in a heartbreaking Instagram post.
Taking to social media Wednesday, 34-year-old Allison Holker posted a photo of her and her late husband bearing the emotional message.
Boss, a former dancer who rose to fame during his tenure as disc jockey on the show, was found dead at an LA motel Monday, a 15-minute walk from his home. The death rocked Holker and kids Zaia, 3, Maddox Laurel, 6, and Weslie Renae, 14, who had seen little wrong with the star before his suicide.
Holker – a professional dancer who had celebrated her ninth wedding anniversary with Boss three days before – described how the kids missed their father.
The couple – who met while competing on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008 -had reportedly been hoping to have a fourth child, and were seen happily dancing together with their kids just days before Boss’ suicide.
Taking to social media Wednesday, 34-year-old Allison Holker posted a photo of her and her late husband, was found dead at an LA motel Monday, a 15 minute’s walk from the family home
The heartfelt appeal served as the first time Holker has posted since Boss’ death, and earned responses from several of the couple’s friends including Ellen DeGeneres
‘My ONE and ONLY,’ she captioned a photo of her and Boss, who turned 40 in September. ‘Oh how my heart aches We miss you so much.’
The heartfelt appeal – which served as the first time Holker has posted on social media since her husband’s death – earned responses from several of the LA power couple’s famous friends, including Ellen herself.
‘There is so much love coming to you,’ ‘ the 64-year-old talk show host wrote. ‘I hope you can feel it.’
DeGeneres previously paid tribute to Boss on social media as her ‘family’ and ‘pure love and light’ – adding that she was also heartbroken. She wrote at the time: ‘I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children.’
The sudden death has rocked Holker and kids Zaia, 3, Maddox Laurel, 6, and Weslie Renae, 14. They are pictured here together in June
Boss and his wife had been planning to have a fourth child, discussing their future on the Jennifer Hudson Show in November. The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just three days before the tragedy
The couple appeared to be happy and planning for the future when they were interviewed on the Jennifer Hudson Show in November.
They celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on December 10, posting a heartfelt video of them dancing in front of a Christmas tree to mark the occasion.
Boss first DJ’ed on Degeneres’ show in 2014, and soon became a fulltime fixture and even an executive producer six years later. He continued on the show until its sudden end this year after nearly 20 years.
Boss had earlier competed in the 2008 season of So You Think You Can Dance, and later connected with Holker in during season seven later that year.
The couple would then date exclusively for the next five years before tying the know, with Boss adopting daughter Weslie, who was born from Holker’s previous relationship but was adopted by Boss.
Boss is survived by his wife Allison, 34, and their children, who saw little wrong with the former daytime star before his sudden death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss had no argument with his wife before he left their home unannounced on Monday and killed himself, she is said to have told police when reporting him missing
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Holker had gone to a Los Angeles Police Department station Tuesday ‘frantic’ after her husband had left home without his car, which was said was of character.
Soon after, police received a call about a shooting at an L.A.-area hotel. Boss was soon found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
It is not yet known what spurred the star – who was active on social media in his final days – to kill himself.
On Sunday, Boss posted to Instagram a video of him and Holker smiling and dancing together to Alicia Keys’ December Back 2 June, as well as a birthday post for his grandpa and wedding photos to celebrate his anniversary over the weekend.
Last month, Holker told the Jennifer Hudson Show that he and his wife were considering adding to their family – saying: ‘I love the little babies, I love them. It’s a constant conversation.’
Allison excitedly told Hudson: ‘I think we would love to start trying for another one.’
On Wednesday, she paid tribute to him in a heartfelt statement – saying she would ‘save the last dance’ for him – before welcoming tearful family members to their home in Enrico, California, on Wednesday.
Boss posted a video with his wife Allison Holker just two days before his death, with the couple dancing in front of a Christmas tree
The suicide has cast a dark cloud over the bright future of Weslie, a budding model who is is set to study at Notre Dame University with the class of 2026. She currently works as a young influencer for brands including Dick’s Sporting Goods, managed by her parents.
Motel staff told DailyMail.com that a maid discovered the DJ’s body while performing a welfare check after he failed to check out on time.
They said he used his own name to check into the motel Monday and was not discovered until Tuesday morning.
Workers said he ‘shot himself in the head’ but no one heard the gunshot, describing the scene as ‘pretty bad’.
He left home on Monday without his car and when he didn’t return by Tuesday – disappearing overnight – his wife frantically filed a report.
The couple discussed having another child, and seemed to be planning for their future
In an interview last month the dancer told the Jennifer Hudson Show that he and his wife were considering adding to their family: ‘I love the little babies, I love them,’ he said
Family members consoled each other as they arrived at the luxury property, which is just a 15- minute walk from where Boss shot himself
The manager of the Oak Tree Inn, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, Rakesh, said: ‘He went into his room, and he never came out. At 11.15am on Tuesday the maid opened the door to check on the room.
‘There was his stuff in there but no one there. She checked the bathroom, and there was blood everywhere.
‘She was very scared. This is the first time anything like that has happened here. We called 911, they told us to check his pulse but there was nothing.
‘The paramedics and the police came, and they said he was dead. Maybe he did it during the day on Monday. It’s a busy, loud road outside here, it’s possible nobody heard it because of that.’
Boss called ahead at around 9.20am on Monday to check if rooms were available, then walked the few blocks from his home – and appeared ‘completely normal’ and ‘calm’.
Boss and Allison married in 2013, after initially meeting on So You Think You Can Dance, and then hosting ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ together on Disney +.
Ellen posted a heartfelt tribute to the DJ, calling him ‘family’ and saying she was ‘heartbroken’
Boss shot himself in the head, according to workers at the Oak Tree Inn, pictured
Workers told DailyMail.com that a maid discovered his body after performing a welfare check when he failed to leave the room on time
He left home on Monday without his car and when he didn’t return by Tuesday his wife frantically went into a local LAPD station to file a report
The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just three days before the tragedy, with Allison and Stephen both posting a heartfelt message online
Boss left the house on foot before being found dead in a nearby hotel after his wife raised the alarm
Tributes have flooded in for the professional dancer after the news of his untimely death
He competed on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008,where he came runner-up, later returning as an All-Star, and then as a judge in 2022
His wife Allison said that she would always ‘save the last dance’ for her husband in a statement after his death
Seen publicly for the last time in September, Boss admitted to missing the Ellen show – which he said ‘made it’s mark on history.’
He added: ‘Life has been great, man. We’ve been having, honestly, a lot more time at home, kids are back at school, life is beautiful man.
‘There will be nothing like that show ever again. It definitely made its mark on history and it was one of the greatest places to be in the afternoon.’
The couple also posted a video on their YouTube channel, appearing happy, for a beginners dance cardio workout two days before his death.