Tia Booth Shares Emotional IG Post About Her Father’s Death

Tia Booth Shares Emotional IG Post About Her Father's Death

Tia Booth, a former contestant on The Bachelor, shared on Instagram about her father, Kenny Booth, passing away due to his struggle with cancer.

Tia Booth, a former contestant on The Bachelor season 22, shared an equally touching and heartbreaking Instagram post about the death of her father, Kenny Booth. Heavily involved with Bachelor Nation over the years, and also appearing on Bachelor In Paradise, the sweet and sassy Bachelor brunette stands out as a fan-favorite over the years. Originally known for her time dating Colton Underwood and ultimately being misled by The Bachelor, who later came out as gay, Tia has since moved on from her painful past on the series.

Now dating Taylor Mock, Tia appears happier than ever, after difficulty finding love on The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise. With a mature presence within the franchise and a podcast host, Tia appears to be done appearing on the series, finding love off-screen much easier to attain.

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Tia recently posted on her Instagram account that her father has tragically passed away from “cancer’s evil grip.” Both nostalgic and emotional, Tia wrote about her admiration and love for Kenny, expressing thanks “for teaching [her] how to protect [herself], how to take a shot of tequila, and…how to be an independent woman.” While fans have seen Tia be vulnerable regarding her painful past with Colton, she now opens up about her family and childhood in remembrance of her father’s passing. Adding bits of humor along the way, Tia helps to shed positivity on Kenny’s strength as a father and the love he passed on to his daughter. Speaking of “independence” with a nod at the way she relied on her father “when [her] car breaks down,” Tia describes the “protect[ion]” she has always gotten from Kenny, alongside his lessons on relying on inner strength when it comes to “success.” 

While dismal, Tia chooses to focus on the positive, emphasizing her “thankful[ness]” that Kenny no longer has to suffer from his “cancer.” Certain to spark emotion for followers who have lost a loved one as well, Tia captures the mixed emotions that come with loss and illness. Tia, who has always been family-focused, sharing her childhood memories previously, helps fans to see the role that family plays in her life. Hopeful to see her father again, she ends by asking for her father to “protect” her and her mother from “heaven,” continuing to look out for her even after death. Still hopeful in light of her loss, Tia demonstrates her personal progression since her time on The Bachelor.

News regarding The Bachelor can often feel weighed by negativity and unrealistic drama, but Tia helps to bring hope and emotion back to the franchise. The series may have taken a decline with Clayton Echard currently but Tia allows fans to return to previous seasons and help recenter the franchise conversation as she grieves and celebrates the life of her father. While Tia is often focused on romance, she now appears to challenge previous perceptions. With a difficult road ahead for Tia and her family, she appears to be taking the news without fear, hopeful to be reunited with her father and using Kenny’s death as a time of remembrance.

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Source: Tia Booth/Instagram

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