This is devastating. Teen Mom OG fans know that Farrah Abraham lost Derek Underwood — the father of her daughter, Sophia — in a car accident on Dec. 28, 2008. The mother-of-one always remembers her late love on social media, but this year's tribute was different, as she also revealed the eight-year-old has been bullied over the fact that her father isn't around.
"This past year, Sophia was bullied for not having a father at her old public school. I thought, 'Why would any child not understand that’s out of ones control and no one would ask for that?' In a world full of ignorance and wrongdoing, I’m happy to say my daughter knows her truth and has strength in that beyond the ignorance," she wrote. Farrah also addressed how Derek's "highly-favored charisma passed on to Sophia."
In loving remembrance to Derek Underwood, 12/28/2008 father, son, nephew, cousin, friend and so much more December 28th comes every year when we review all of our love, great memories, share stories and know how special Derek was and how all the special and highly favored charisma passed on to Sophia. This past year Sophia was bullied for not having a father at her old public school, I thought why would any child not understand that’s out of ones control and no one would ask for that, in a world full of ignorance and wrong doing I’m happy to say my daughter knows her truth and has strength in that beyond the ignorance. This year I saw an employer long time production and my mother try to use my loss as their gain for heartache and to act as though they cared about my health and supported the struggles of the loss of Derek I go through, but for years they could not let it be at peace as nothing needs to be relived and this year of review has spoken for those who can not live life peacefully with you and support your growth and are not excited for your future and living better, happier, healthier are no longer welcome. Don’t ever manipulate or take advantage of a mother or child as they go through loss & challenges it’s disgustingly evil. Thank you Daddy Derek for always watching over us and this year we’re at peace and happy with the loving support of family who live by this and we’re in loving spirits on our Hong Kong trip as Derek would love the heights & the water of Hong Kong island as he did of his rock queries. With Love, Farrah & Sophia for those who want peace, life, love, happiness and a new chapter #Strength #wellness #peace #happy #rip #love #loss #live
The adult entertainer also called out her mother, Debra Danielsen, and MTV for how they've handled the sensitive subject. "This year, I saw an employer, long-time production, and my mother try to use my loss as their gain for heartache — and to act as though they cared about my health and supported the struggles [because of] the loss of Derek I go through," she continued.
Farrah exclusively opened up to In Touch last year about how it's been living and coping with the loss of her ex — and how it impacts Sophia. Fans of the MTV reality series know his death sadly occurred before the youngster was born. "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 shared.
Our thoughts are with Derek's loved ones on this difficult day. We're glad the mother-daughter duo has each other to lean on.
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