Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause is mourning the death of her mother just one year after her father died. The actress and luxury realtor shared a heartbreaking post to Instagram just five months after she revealed that her mom was battling terminal cancer.
Chrishell, who received condolences from many of her celebrity friends, shared a series of family photos to her social media page, including several that showed her posing and smiling with her mama. The Netflix star also shared some short video clips, including one of her mom trying on a glamorous soap opera wig and another of them riding together on a boat. A final video featured the duo singing the John Denver classic, “Take Me Home Country Roads” while in a car. Chrishell also tagged her sister, Sabrina, in two of the photos.
In the caption to the post, Chrishell wrote that she is in disbelief over her mother’s death but that she finds a little comfort in knowing that her parents are together once again and that her dad is now showing his wife “the ropes.”
The 38-year-old actress added that it was “absolutely heartbreaking” watching her loved one take her “last labored breath.” She also thanked the Kentucky hospice center that cared for her in mother the final moments of her life.
“You’re a wonderful daughter and sister, and our thoughts are with you and your family,” wrote her Selling Sunset boss Jason Oppenheim.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, babe. So sorry for your loss. Love you! ” commented co-star Mary Fitzgerald.
“Love you beautiful,” added Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young.
Chrishell also received messages from fans and famous friends in both the reality TV and soap opera worlds, including The Bachelorette stars Rachel Lindsay and JoJo Fletcher, The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood, Vanderpump Rules veterans Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Kristen Doute as well as soap veterans Doug Davidson and Kristian Alfonso.
Actor Mario Lopez and Big Brother winner Nicole Franzel also sent love to Chrishell and her family.
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In disbelief that you are gone. Feeling just about every emotion, but I find comfort knowing Dad is up there taking care of you and showing you the ropes like only he could. Absolutely heartbreaking watching you take your last labored breath, but there is a peace knowing you two are together again, free from the pain that plagued your time here. A free spirit and rebel till the very end. My beautiful Mom, in your own words #FuckCancer Our family would like to thank the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center and especially Debbie and Pam who helped lovingly assist our Mom to the other side. Your kindness and care in this time will never be forgotten.
Earlier this year, Chrishell opened up about her mother’s cancer diagnosis and how the coronavirus pandemic had kept her from being with her at the hospital in her home state of Kentucky.
“My mom is suffering from stage 4 lung cancer and because of COVID I haven’t been able to see her,” the actress told Us Weekly in May. “However, now we talk on the phone every day, which we never did before. In the strangest turn of events, something that by design is keeping us apart has actually made us closer than ever.”
Chrishell has had a very difficult year. In addition to the loss of both of her parents, she is in the middle of a divorce from her ex, This Is Us star Justin Hartley after two years of marriage.