Allison Holker remembers her late husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
In a statement made public after the former DJ of the Ellen DeGeneres Show passed away on December 14, the mother of three reflected on his influence.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you, my husband Stephen has left us, Holker said in a statement to E! News. His presence illuminated every place Stephen entered. His family, friends, and community were the things he treasured the most.
He thought the best way to lead was to do so in light and love. He was the backbone of our family, the ideal husband and father, and a role model for his followers.
It would be an understatement to say that he left a legacy, and his positive influence will still be felt, she continued. I’m sure that there won’t be a day that we don’t think of him. We respectfully ask for your privacy as this is difficult for our three children and me. “.
She ended her message to her husband by saying, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”.
For years, fans have enjoyed seeing Boss make their TVs smile. He participated in Star Search and The Wade Robson Project on MTV in 2003. He came in second on So You Thought You Can Dance in 2008. In 2010, when he met fellow dancer Holker, Boss returned to the dance competition for the All-Star season. In 2013, the pair got married. Weslie (age 14), Maddox (age 6), and Zaia (age 3) were their three offspring.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Boss began performing as a DJ in 2014. He received a promotion to a co-executive producer in 2020 and remained in that position until the talk show’s cancellation in 2022, during which time he also frequently filled in as host. He also participated in Ellen DeGeneres’ game show Ellen’s Game of Games.
Over the years, viewers have seen Boss in various TV and movie roles, including his return to SYTYCD as a judge, cameos in shows like Modern Family and Bones, and appearances in films like Magic Mike XXL and the SUp series.
To give followers a glimpse into their relationship, Boss and Holker frequently posted pictures of their families and brief videos of themselves dancing together on social media. The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just four days before Boss passed away. At the time, both of them shared tributes on social media.
Today, December 9, is our ninth wedding anniversary. Holker shared something on Instagram. “I am so grateful to be able to celebrate this wonderful day! I cherish you so much, darling, and I’ll never take our relationship for granted. I’m very grateful and loved right now! I said YES to @sir twitch a lot! I LOVE you. “.