Allison Holker thanks supporters in first video message since death

Allison Holker thanks supporters in first video message since death of her husband, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss

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(CNN) Allison Holker, widow of the late professional dancer and producer Stephen “tWitch” Boss, shared a message of gratitude Saturday in her first video appearance on social media since his death.

Boss, the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” DJ and dancer who rose to fame with “So You Think You Can Dance,” committed suicide in December. he was 40

“I just want to say thank you for all the love and support you guys have sent to me and my family at this time. It was very challenging and emotional,” said Holker, a professional dancer and television host, in a video shared on Instagram.

“But you’ve brought us so much hope and inspiration by sharing stories and memories and moments and different ways that Stephen has impacted your life.”

Boss and Holker shared three children, who often danced with them in family videos posted to social media. The couple met as All-Star Dancers on Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. Boss later became a DJ and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“He was someone who was just beautiful and he lived his life out of love and he made you feel a certain way,” Holker said. “My family and I have always said that we wanted to make sure our purpose is lived out by bringing joy to people, joy into people’s homes through dance or love.”

‚ÄúThat will not change for us. It’s going to feel a little bit different, but we know that’s our goal and we’re still going to do that,” she added.

Holker ended her video by asking that she honor her husband’s memory by choosing kindness.

“I hope that we can remember the feeling he made us and remember that we can still move from there, we can still move and choose love and we can still choose for.” Grace and kindness matter,” she said.