Over the weekend, Trina Braxton revealed her ex-husband, Gabe Solispassed away on December 20. News of his passing leaked on social media before a lot of their friends and family were notified about his untimely death.
The singer broke her silence on Saturday in an Instagram post: “On December 20, 2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years, Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present.”
The 43-year-old passed away in his home state of Texas after a battle with cancer, which he reportedly kept a secret from those closest to him. Trina’s sister, Tamar Braxtonrevealed on Instagram she found out he was sick three weeks before he died.
Solis and the Sister Circle co-host wed in 2003 but officially divorced in 2015 after infidelity issues. The two remained friends even after ending their marriage and were featured on Iyanla: Fix My Life earlier this year to work out issues in their complex relationship. Watch below:
Gabe was also a father figure to Trina’s two sons, Eric, 23 and Caleb, 20, throughout the years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Braxton and Solis families.