With the sad news of Twitch’s passing, many fans are beginning to learn more about Twitch’s wife. Yesterday, fans of Ellen learned that her show DJ, tWitch, had tragically passed away. While fans are still trying to unpack what happened to him, Ellen was quick to point out that tWitch left behind a beautiful family who now has to pick up the pieces in his absence. His wife, Allison Holker, is an established dancer and television personality like him. Let’s take a look at Holker’s life and the message she released following his passing.
Much like her late husband, Holker got her start in the reality television dance competition world. She was a cast member of So You Think You Can Dance and placed pretty highly on season two before joining the show’s All-Stars installations. Prior to that, she had been a professional dancer and performed with Earth Wind & Fire at the 2002 Olympics before dancing in films like High School Musical and High School Musical 2.
She’s toured extensively with Demi Lovato, performed in videos for Christina Perri like “Jar of Hearts,” and did television specials with Clay Aiken on CBS. Eventually, she scored the role of a lifetime as one of the main dancers on Dancing With the Stars in 2014 and was a cast member on and off for four seasons. In her final season on the show, she was partnered with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. They got eliminated after four episodes. She missed out on seasons in between due to pregnancy.
In her personal life, Allison was engaged early on in her career and had her first child Weslie Renae in 2008. After that, she met and fell in love with Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a fellow contestant on So You Think You Can Dance. tWitch competed on season 3 of the show and became a fan favorite, eventually coming back on as a judge in later seasons.
tWitch and Allison tied the knot in 2013 at Villa San-Juliette Winery in Paso Robles, California, owned by SYTYCD producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. In 2016, they had their first child together, a son named Maddox. They had their second biological child Zaia in 2019. Allison and tWitch have several projects together, including an athleisure line at Dick’s Sporting Goods called “DSG x tWitch + Allison Collection” and hosted the Disney+ series “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic.”
Twitch’s wife has been at the center of headlines surrounding the passing of her husband. Allison told authorities that tWitch had left the house on Tuesday and did not take his car. She went into a local LAPD office asking for help, explaining how out of character his disappearance was and how he had not been answering the phone. LAPD considered placing tWitch as a ‘critical missing person’ because of how concerned his wife appeared. tWitch’s wife also denied the couple had any arguments or disagreements prior to his disappearance.
Allison Holker released a statement immediately following the discovery that he had taken his own life. “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.’ She continued “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Stephen tWitch Boss’ wife Allison Holker Boss said in a statement obtained by NBC News. https://t.co/fj3hdsXQf4— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 14, 2022
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Allison and tWitch had just celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary days before his passing. He was only 40 years old.