It’s never easy to handle the death of a loved one, and though time can help ease the pain, for many it never really goes away. Farrah Abraham has certainly had difficulties handling death in her life — as fans know, Sophia’s father died when they were just teenagers, which some believe left her with many underlying issues. The former ‘Teen Mom’ story took to Instagram on the memory of Derek Underwood’s death to try and honor her former partner, but many are shaming the one-time reality TV star for doing so.
On Instagram, Farrah Abraham wrote, “IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEREK UNDERWOOD ,Such A blessed Day 12/28/2009” as she started her post.
“For 11 years I’ve been through a broken heart, depression, Bereavement , and keeping strong for Sophia who so deserves the world [sic],” she wrote of her pain after losing Derek, who she dated in high school and died before Sophia was born.
She revealed that she would later release a full video on YouTube to honor “Daddy Derek.”
“You have touched so many people and are truly special , love and never forgotten.”
“For the teen mom widows, children whom never met their fathers, and moms against drunk driving and those who have lost those they loved[,] thank you for sharing your stories over the years,” she finished her touching tribute.
Of course, because it’s Farrah, people were quick to jump on the word “widow” — which is technically untrue, since they were never married, BUT maybe we could ease up on her a little. Though many have accused Farrah of using Sophia’s father as an attention ploy, it’s nto really fair to tell others how to grieve, even if you disagree with everything else they do.