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Trina Braxton pays tribute to her former husband who passed away last week


Trina Braxton and Gabe Solis in 2016; Robin L Marshall/Film MagicTrina Braxton is mourning her former husband, Gabe Solis, who passed away Thursday.

“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,” the Braxton Family Values star commented on Instagram with a photo of her with Solis and their two children.

“Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets,” she continued.

TMZ reported that Solis died from cancer.

The couple married in 2003 and divorced in 2015. Earlier this year, they appeared together in an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life.

“He was a father to my boys, a son, brother, and friend to many,” Braxton wrote in remembering Solis. “I would appreciate privacy and respect as we grieve his unexpected departure. @gabe_solis1234 I miss you, my dear friend.”

The tragic news arrives just days after Trina announced she would be joining her sister Tamar Braxton on the road, for select shows, during her nationwide tour. 

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