Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton has sadly passed away after a battle with cancer, which he kept a secret. He was 43
Trina confirmed Gabe's death via social media, explaining that the news of his death broke before many people in their family even found out.
In a heartfelt Instagram post Trina said: "On December 20,2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years. Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present. Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets. I also apologize directly to the Solis Family, I do humbly ask for your prayers for our families, but my greatest request is when you are posting comments, remember Gabe's passing is a loss for our family. He was a father to my boys, a son, brother, and friend to many and I would appreciate privacy and respect as we grieve his unexpected departure. @gabe_solis1234 I miss you, my dear friend."
Trina and Gabe married in 2003, they divorced in 2015. Their rocky relationship was displayed on The Braxton Family Values even after they divorced.
The two also appeared on an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, where they went into detail about their rocky relationship and to hash things out. Gabe confronted Trina about her verbal abuse and bullying and let her know how it affected him during their marriage. "I'm angry at you for bullying me and pushing me around, he then went on to say that she had become like an enemy to him. He admitted he did love her and enjoyed being with her but that he stayed with her because she was something he was used to which was being pushed around. They however still remained close friends.
Gabe reportedly kept his health status a secret which makes his passing a surprise for many close friends and family