TEEN Mom’s Vee Rivera announced that her husband Jo’s grandmother died, revealing that she will be taking a ‘step back from social media’ as she comes to terms with the loss.
The MTV personality shared the news in a somber series of video clips, posted to her Instagram Story.
Vee Rivera announced online that husband Jo’s grandmother has diedCredit: Vee Rivera/Instagram
She said in the post that she would be taking a social media breakCredit: Facebook
Addressing her recent absence from social media, Vee explained: “I know I’ve been a little MIA this weekend. We had a death in Jo’s family – his grandmother – so just kind of taking everything in and getting ready for her funeral services next week and stuff. … I am processing.
“We’re all processing, so I kind of like stepped back from social media a little bit.”
Vee went on to shout out Jo’s ex, Kailyn Lowry, whom she costars on a podcast with saying: “As far as the podcast, I will be on this week but Kail was like ‘don’t worry about it, I’ll handle next weeks episode’ because we usually podcast on Fridays and that’s the funeral.”
She ended her post with a message of gratitude, telling followers: “I’m just very grateful for family and friends who’s there right now during this time for us. … don’t take life for granted.”
Vee maintained that she will not be very active on social media in the days to come, but said she “just wanted to let you guys know because people were like ‘where are you?’,” adding “I might pop on here and there.”
She signed off for the time being, revealing plans to do some shopping and “put my tree up today and try and bring some joy into our lives.”
Jo, who stays out of the public eye for the most part, did not appear in the videos.
‘BEST DAMN FRIEND’
Vee shared a rare photo with Jo online in mid-November, gushing over her husband in a post marking his birthday.
She called her beau her “favorite person in the world” in an Instagram Story.
The photo accompanying the post showed herself sitting alongside Jo laughing.
Vee went on: “My hubby, my ride or die, my biggest supporter & my best damn friend. I couldn’t imagine life without you & I never want to.
“I love your whole entire life. so blessed to continue to watch you grow and continue to be the amazing husband & dad you are. It’s forever #TeamRivera.”
The couple celebrated Jo’s 30th birthday with a trip to Philadelphia.
Vee and Jo share daughter Vivi, six, and he is also father to 11-year-old Issac, whom he shares with Kail.
Kail has another son, Lincoln, whom she shares with ex Javi Marroquin, and sons Lux, four, and Creed, one, whom she shares with ex Chris Lopez.
Vee and Jo occasionally appear on Teen Mom with Kail, but keep a much lower profile.
Instead, Vee remains focused on her beauty business.
Around the same time she shared the post of herself and Jo, Vee debuted a new look on Instagram and was nearly unrecognizable.
She shared a clip of herself sitting in a salon chair with her long hair down past her shoulders.
The stylist working on her hair tugged lightly on it as her hair transformed from long to short and significantly darker.
Vee showed off her new look in the mirror in the clip as well.
She closed out the video with a wink toward the camera.
Fans loved the hairdo, gushing in the comments and calling Vee “gorgeous.”
Jo did not appear in the videos to discuss his grandmother’s deathCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera
Jo and Vee share one daughter called ViviCredit: Instagram @veeautifyme
He also has a child with Kailyn Lowry, who has a good relationship with him and VeeCredit: MTV
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