Allison Holker paid heartfelt homage to her late loving husband, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, in a statement issued on December 14. Despite his tragic death, the mother of three revealed the excellent impression he had had on their family, friends, and community. “Stephen was a ray of brightness in every room he entered,” she remarked.
“Above all, he treasured his family and sought to lead with love and kindness. He was a wonderful husband and father who led by example for everyone around him. It would be an understatement to say that his genuine spirit affected lives far and wide – his legacy will live on forever.”
Allison and their three children requested privacy during this terrible time as they lost their beloved husband and father. Allison concluded her message with an emotional farewell to Stephen: “We love you so much and will never forget you. “I’ll always keep the final dance for you.”
For years, people have been intrigued by Boss’ unrivaled talent and technique in dancing, especially as it relates to television. In 2003, he appeared on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and finished second in Star Search.
Adding to his success in this arena, he returned with passion in 2008, finishing second again on So You Think You Can Dance. His efforts were rewarded when he met fellow dancer Holker during the 2010 All-Star season, which led to their marriage three years later and the birth of their three children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.
Boss was invited to join The Ellen DeGeneres Show team in 2014 as a DJ before being promoted to co-executive producer six years later. As if that wasn’t enough for one lifetime, he also appeared on the show multiple times, including as a host, until it was canceled in 2022.
Additionally, fans occasionally check in to Ellen’s Game of Games to see Boss. His television appearance was not confined to these two episodes; he has also appeared in Modern Family and Bones and films such as Magic Mike XXL and the Step Up series.
The pair shared glimpses of their lives with fans via social media posts that featured brief recordings of them dancing together and several photos of their family. They celebrated nine years since saying ‘I do’ just four days before his death, marking this milestone with stories dedicated to one another on their accounts.
“Today is a memorable day because it is our tenth wedding anniversary! Nothing can explain how much I love and appreciate this wonderful person who has been by my side for all these years. I will be eternally grateful for saying yes when @sir twitch invited me to share my life with him.
Every day, our friendship grows more powerful, complete with love, laughter, and a profound connection that only grows stronger with time. We’ve enjoyed so many memorable moments, from common hobbies and pastimes to simply being able to converse into the early hours of the morning. Even when things go tough, we stick together and encourage one another.
I am so grateful to be able to commemorate such an important milestone in our life together and reflect on how far we have come in just nine years. I feel nothing but love as we look forward to our future, knowing that no matter what comes our way, we will always face it as one.
I love you, always and forever!”