Sad News for the Braxton’s right before Christmas. Gabe Solis, Trina Braxton’s ex-husband, passes away at the age of 43 after battling with Cancer. Gabe and his nephew pictured below.
A Fan’s Reaction to Gabe Solis’s Death
When I saw this come across my feed a few hours ago on Instagram, I was shocked! I am a fan of the Braxton’s and care about them as people. So I know this must be hard. I felt like crying myself even though I didn’t know the man personally. I think I feel empathy because a person I went to school with just died of cancer at a very young age.
Gabe Solis and Trina Braxton’s Rocky Marriage
I remember watching Gabe and Trina on Braxton Family Values and feeling like I was the only one secretly rooting for them. Tamar Braxton was not a fan of Gabe and was very outspoken about it. But then again, what spouse of the Braxton sisters did Tamar approve of? Then there were the instances of infidelity on both sides: Gabe’s online fiasco and Trina with the band member. The situations threatened to break their marriage especially Gabe’s infidelity that was so public. They split and then surprised everyone when they got back together. I supported their decision. However, they eventually ended up divorced.
One Last Attempt?
Afterwards, it intrigued me to see them show up on Iyanala’s Fix my life. The session was about fixing the relationship between Gabe and his step-son. But, I couldn’t help feeling that Trina was hoping to get some advice that would fix their failed marriage. Since then though, Trina has moved on to a new man but no one can say that Trina or Gabe didn’t give their marriage a good hard try. Then there was this, his death.
Here’s the Post that Trina put up on instagram.
She captioned it with:
On December 20, 2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years, Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present. Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets. I also apologize directly to the Solis Family. I do humbly ask for your prayers for our families, but my greatest request is that when you are posting comments, remember Gabe’s passing is a loss for our family. He was a father to my boys, a son, brother, and friend to many and I would appreciate privacy and respect as we grieve his unexpected departure. @gabe_solis1234 I miss you, my dear friend.
One thing I can say is that’s messed up that someone leaked the story. Imagine finding out that your loved one passed away on social media. There may be a separate post just about this because I’m in my feelings. Someone needs to apologize for that nonsense.
This situation is indeed sad. We send our condolences and prayer’s to Trina Braxton, the kids, the Solis’s, and to all Gabe’s family and loved ones. May Gabe Solis rest in peace. Leave your prayers below.