Supermom! Luke Perry’s daughter, Sophie Perry, wants the world to know that her mother, Rachel “Minnie” Sharp is the “rock” of the family, keeping them strong following her father’s tragic death. The 18-year-old took to Instagram to give her mom the shout-out she deserves in an adorable twinning selfie on March 8.
“You all know my dad is a superstar, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really f–king lucky in the parental department because this is my mom. Minnie. Who also happens to be my best friend,” the pretty redhead wrote in her caption. “Wow, how cliché, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now. She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met. How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents? I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute shit situation without you. None of us could. Oh. And I was just informed it was national women’s day, how fitting for a post on my kick-ass mama.”
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You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really fucking lucky in the parental department because this is my mom. Minnie. Who also happens to be my best friend. Wow, how cliche, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now. She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met. How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents? I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute shit situation without you. None of us could. Oh. And I was just informed it was national women’s day, how fitting for a post on my kick ass mama. #happynationalwomensday
The 52-year-old 90210 alum passed away on Monday, March 4, after experiencing a massive stroke. Luke was first hospitalized on February 27, after paramedics were called to his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He unfortunately never recovered, causing him to lose his life five days later. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,” his rep Arnold Robinson said in a statement.
Luke and Minny were married for ten years from 1993-2000, and share two children together — Sophie, 18, and Jack, 21. The two had a small wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in 1993. Only 50 guests attended the private ceremony, which included family and a few of Luke’s costars from the 90’s hit 90210. Rachel crushed every teenager’s dream in the 90’s when she marked her territory as Luke’s girl. How did they meet? Well, some people say that Minny got Luke’s attention after she sent him lingerie as a typical fangirl, however according to People, Luke insisted that they met in a restaurant. Regardless, friends and family were happy to have the actor settle down, including the 90210 producer Aaron Spelling. “She’s not in show business. Her head is on really straight,” he told USA Today. The two ended their marriage in 2003, but shared custody of their two kids — allowing them to maintain a different type of relationship.
The Ohio native’s son Jack also took to Instagram to share a touching tribute to the Riverdale actor proving how much of a special connection the two had. The “Jungle Boy’’ athlete posted one photo of him in a wrestling ring, as well as another adorable throwback photo of him as a little boy.
“He was a lot of things to a lot of people,” he captioned the pic. “To me, he was always Dad. He loved and supported me in everything, and inspired me to be the best that I could possibly be. I’ve learned so much from you, and my heart is broken thinking about everything you won’t be here for. I’ll miss you every day that I walk this earth. I’ll do whatever I can to carry on your legacy and make you proud. I love you Dad.”
Fans continued to send love and support in the comment section of Jack’s photo, expressing their sympathy. His younger sister, Sophie, decided to show her sympathy as well, but in the typical sibling fashion, making fun of her brother a tiny bit. “Your head was very large and he loves you very much.”
Ugh, our hearts. We are sending an immense amount of love towards Luke’s friends and family during this tough time.