What is next for Weslie Fowler after her father’s death?
Weslie Fowler has been through a lot recently. Her adoptive father, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, committed suicide in December 2022, following a bout with depression and personal struggles. Fowler kept quiet in the aftermath of tWitch’s death, but she recently decided to take to to address what happened, and how it has affected her.
Fowler, who has an impressive social media following of her own, posted a video clip of her holding a phone up to the mirror, while the song “Surf” by Mac Miller plays in the background. The song choice is especially fighting, since it was released posthumously. Miller tragically died of an accidental overdose at 28. The clip was simply captioned: “I miss u.”
What’s next for Fowler? Let’s do some digging and find out.
tWitch’s tragic death
Fowler was adopted by tWitch in 2013, after the latter married Fowler’s mother, Allison Holker. Fowler is one of several children that tWitch and Holker share, with the others being Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3, though she is the only one who has a different biological father (NY Post states that the identity of the father is not publicly known).
tWitch reportedly took an Uber from his home to a motel that was close to his home on December 13. He then took his life with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police found his body shortly after Holker reported him missing. According to TMZ, a suicide note was found in the motel. The details of the note have been kept under wraps, but the outlet suggests that it references some of tWitch’s past problems.
Holker issued a statement after tWitch’s death was confirmed. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” she wrote. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
Dealing with tWitch’s legacy
tWitch may not be a household name to some, but he’s recognized by many. He first rose to fame as a finalist on the competition series So You Think You Can Dance. He finished second during the show’s fourth season, and used the notoriety to launch a career as both a dancer and a personality.
tWitch is perhaps best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he regularly appeared as a guest and served as executive producer from 2014 to 2022. He also played the sidekick role on Ellen’s Game of Games. Between 2018 and 2020, tWitch and Allison Holker were the hosts of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings on Freeform.
DeGeneres was greatly affected by tWitch’s death, and put out an official statement addressing the loss. “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light,” she wrote. “He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
Fowler’s next steps
Fowler has used social media to follow in her parents’ footsteps. She has amassed a sizable following thanks to her celebrity lifestyle, though it’s not yet clear whether she intends to parlay her internet fame into a dance or entertainment career.
Upon posting the tribute to tWitch, Fowler’s mother Holker responded in the comments, writing: “I love you babygirl always and forever.” Losing her adoptive father is undoubtedly devastating, but it’s nice to see the shared support and love between the surviving members of Fowler’s family.