Basketball Wives Brooke Bailey is mourning the loss of her daughter Kayla Bailey, who passed away on Sept. 25 of undisclosed causes at just 25 years old.
“This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon,” Bailey wrote in a heartbreaking post.
Basketball Wives’ Brooke Bailey’s Daughter Passes Away At 25
“Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey. This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon,” Brooke Bailey wrote in a heartbreaking post on September 25 on Instagram.
Bailey included a series of images of her and her daughter over the years, including photos of Kayla when she was a little girl. Many were quick to share their support for the mourning mother.
“RIP Kayla. We luv you baby girl!!! I love you so much Brooke!!! You are so strong and continue to trust in God to carry you through this storm sis!!! We are all here for you and your family,” said Brandi Maxiell.
Followed by Tabitha Brown saying, “Omg I’m so sorry Brooke. I know there’s no words that me or anyone can say to take away this pain, so I won’t even try. But I’m praying for you so hard. I’m so sorry.”
“We love you Brooke and will lift you up in prayer during this most difficult time ❤️ you uplift us every morning with a scripture and now it’s time for us to uplift you,” Duffey added.
In response, Bailey thanked her friends, fans, and followers for their outpouring of love, writing in her IG Stories.
“My baby girl is so Loved by all of youuuuu!!! The love and support my family has received today is unreal and so appreciated.”
“Kayla left a mark on so many lives. She entered the room and demanded respect, love, and attention,” she continued on another slide. “If you had the pleasure of meeting her and being friends with her she has forever changed your life.”
Bailey revealed how she had been “fasting and praying” for several days before Kayla’s passing, believing that she was preparing “for something else.”
Now, she understood, “It was God preparing me for this moment in my life. Although, I was not prepared,” she wrote, adding, “I am grateful for the 25 years he Blessed me to have HIS child. To love her, to hold her, to teach her, to comfort her. She was my happiness on earth.”
The grieving mom also changed her Instagram bio to read “FOREVER. Kayla Nicole Bailey 3/2/97-9/25/22 #PrettyBlack.”
“Basketball Wives” has aired 10 seasons to date. In the show’s most recent season, Bailey decided to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments in an effort to expand her family, per a VH1 synopsis.
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