Disney Channel alum Bella Thorne remembered her late father Reinaldo Thorne on the 14-year anniversary of his death. On April 16, Thorne took to her verified Instagram account as she does every year on the day, and released a photo of herself with her daddy, who passed away in a motorcycle accident on April 15, 2007, when he was just 44.
Alongside the photo showing Reinaldo holding her daughter and kissing her in cheeks, the actor, who lost her daddy when she was just 9 years old, penned this emotional tribute:
“Every year I use the same photo because I don’t have many with you in them, I stopped counting the years since you died. I don’t know how long it’s been… I just know it’s been a long time without you.”
Thorne then stated that she would have liked to share the moments on which she received a marriage proposal from her long-time boyfriend Benjamin Mascolo with her late father. As known, the ‘Dirty Sexy Money‘ star announced her engagement to her boyfriend of two years through her verified Instagram account back in March.
By referring to her engagement, the 23-year-old star added:
“Really upset that I’m engaged and you can’t be here to approve of my life-partner… Although I know you would.”
As soon as the actor released this post full of emotion, her fiance, singer Mascolo jumped into the comments section and left the following comment:
“Love you.. he would be so proud of you.”
Apart from the fiance, a great number of celebs, including Micheal Jackson‘s daughter Paris Jackson, and Paris Hilton took to the comments section to send their condolences to Thorne.
See below to view the mentioned Instagram photo.