On Sunday November 3, Angela Simmons posted a loving tribute to her ex-fiancé, Sutton Tennyson, marking the 1-year anniversary of his sudden death.
“Woke up earlier than usual today. Realized God wanted to talk to me. And today marks a year since you left us,” she began.
Tennyson was tragically shot to death outside of his home in Atlanta, Georgia last year after an argument with another man allegedly escalated. Police discovered him dead on arrival—Tennyson sustained 13 gunshots wounds, nine of which penetrated his body, while four grazed him in different areas, TMZ reports.
Michael Williams, 44, was later arrested and charged with Tennyson’s death.
Simmons continued, sharing all the ways in which Sutton would be proud of their three-year old son, Sutton Joseph.
“Sutton, you left us exactly a year ago today. I want to let you know your baby boy is flourishing, he’s growing. He’s everything you knew he’d be and even more. I look at him everyday….and I see you so much. You’d be so proud of him. The way I’m proud of him. He talks to me about you before bed. He’s adorable Sutton. There’s so much I want to tell you. But I know you are with us everyday. I can never repay you or thank you enough for the light you have brought to my life. He’s so precious. And we miss you. So much more to say . But thank you for everything. Gone but never forgotten
Tennyson and Simmons ended their romance in December 2017, a little over a year after the birth of their son.
Simmons alleged to the reason for their split during a scene on her hit show, Growing Up Hip Hop.
“I just got to a place where I feel like I wasn’t happy and I tried and I tried and I tried and I wanted it to work because the last thing I wanted to do was not be together with the person I had my child with,” she said. “I thought I met my husband. I’m going to marry him, we have kids. And it just didn’t happen like that. God had another plan for me.”
While the two were no longer together at the time of Tennyson’s death, they shared co-parenting responsibilities and worked to establish stability for their family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Angela, Sutton and their family during this time.