Farrah Abraham is speaking out following the death of fellow 16 & Pregnant star Valerie Fairman.
“My heart goes out to her whole family, and her, and Valerie’s gorgeous and her daughter’s gorgeous and it just breaks my heart,” she tells exclusively of Val and her seven-year-old daughter Navaeh.
Hope everyone had a good day ❤️ I was in heaven pic.twitter.com/Fv0FCINaRs— Valerie Fairman (@uuknoiit) October 12, 2016
Unfortunately, Farrah can relate to the impossible struggle of having to raise a bereaved child, as Sophia’s father, Derek, passed away before Sophia was born.
“Being a mother myself, who — Sophia’s dad was lost around Christmas, the 28th comes up every year for me — and I went through depression and a hard time and Sophia, as a child, has gone through her own [struggle, asking], ‘What happened to my dad?’ And having her own loss,” she explains. “And her daughter Navaeh is seven-years-old — my daughter’s age — and that’s an age where they vividly remember and it could really change them.”
Farrah is able to give her advice for those caring for little Navaeh — and that’s to have a strong support system for the little one.
My whole 🌎 pic.twitter.com/p6f5RPQdYl— Valerie Fairman (@uuknoiit) August 30, 2016
“I just hope that with the loss of her mom, that with the people around her, she gets a really good support and therapy. And she’s a wonderful little girl. Children bounce back, too, and I just hope she and her family get through and wherever she lives and [whoever] she stays [with], I hope that person really takes it upon themselves to, every day, make sure she lives like a queen — she deserves it. And all the love in the world,” the 25-year-old tells In Touch. “And I’m very sad that her mom passed away.”
Valerie passed away yesterday, Dec. 21, of a suspected accidental overdose. She was found unresponsive while staying at a friend’s house. She has had a long history of substance abuse and has attempted rehab on five different occasions in the past five years — the most recent of which was just a few months ago.
Our thoughts remaind with Navaeh and Val’s loved ones.