The Bachelorette’s Angie Kent mourns the loss of her best friend Tommy: ‘Goodbye for now’
The Bachelorette’s Angie Kent shared the heartbreaking news that her best friend Tommy has died aged 42.
The 33-year-old shared a gallery of photos to her Instagram on Tuesday alongside some sad words.
‘Goodbye for now, not forever my prince. I forgot to add Tommy with the main loves of his life,’ she wrote, alongside a photo of Tommy with her dogs.
‘All our rescue dogs over the years. I could not have met a person who loved dogs more than this man.’
‘I’ve been quiet on here since I found out the news of the passing of one of my best friends.’
The Bachelorette’s Angie Kent is mourning the loss of her best friend Tommy: ‘Goodbye for now’
Angie continued: ‘Shock, mourning, grieving and feeling all the feels! I think it’s important to take time and stay present.’
Angie lived with Tom for around three years in Sydney, alongside former Gogglebox Australia co-star Yvie Jones.
Tom had Down Syndrome and diabetes that required full-time care, which is where Angie previously stepped in.
‘I’m there to help him with his diabetes to get him up in the morning and to help him have a healthy routine,’ Angie told The Project in 2019.
The TV star, who has since moved to a new place, said Tom was always a delight to live with and frequently put a smile on her face.
The 33-year-old shared a gallery of photos to her Instagram on Tuesday alongside some sad words
Angie and Tom’s living arrangement was set up by his mother Rachael Haggett who wanted her son to live a fulfilling life outside of a group care home.
‘She’s not just “The Bachelorette” she’s a very caring responsible young woman, she’s very skilled at being a supportive person and a good friend,’ she said.
Angie looked after Tom in exchange for rent, but never saw it as a simple transaction.
She has taken Tom overseas to Bali and the U.K. which his mother said was not easy due to his intellectual disability.
Angie lived with Tom for around three years in Sydney, alongside former Gogglebox Australia co-star Yvie Jones
‘It was this crazy dysfunctional family but it just worked,’ Angie said.
‘Its one of those things where it doesn’t feel like work because there is so much love, you are like a family.’
Rachael said the arrangement has allowed her son to enjoy life more and wished more disabled people were offered the option.
‘If you could get more support then I think more families would do it,’ she said.
Tom had Down Syndrome and diabetes that required full-time care, which is where Angie previously stepped in