In honor of what would have been Stephen “tWitch” Boss‘ 41st birthday, his wife Allison Holker Boss and their three children Weslie (15), Maddox (7) and Zaia (3) celebrated the life and spirit of the late Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ.
In an Instagram post shared today, Holker wrote, “We honor our beautiful, sweet, kind and loving Stephen tWitch Laurel Boss. Forever on our hearts and minds carrying us, guiding us and lifting us.”
She continued, “We feel your presence every day and will forever be grateful for the beautiful times we shared together. We feel your arms wrapping around us and holding us up on this day. Happy birthday my love @sir_twitch_alot a day we will always celebrate the gift you were and still are to this world. We love you!”
The post featured pictures of the four of them at tWitch’s grave with flowers, as well as a family picture with him before he passed, and a close-up photo of him.
tWitch died of suicide in December 2022. He was best known for his role as DJ and executive producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. According to E! News, Boss and Holker met on So You Think You Can Dance and got married in 2013.
In May, Holker spoke to Hoda Kotb on The Today Show about her husband’s death, where she told the anchor that “no one saw this coming.”
“He wanted to be the strong one for everyone and I think that was a little scary for him to think that he might need to ask for help,” she said. “He was so much love and light. He really wanted to be everyone’s Superman, he said that a lot.”
In August, Holker posted one of her first new dancing clips to Instagram since tWitch’s death. She captioned the post, “Truly felt so good to dance again.”
“I was overwhelmed with so many emotions,” she added. “I was both scared and excited. But dance has always been there for me… even now and I am so grateful for that. And thank you @bperryrussell for making it so fun and making me feel safe!”
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988.