Dove Cameron Opens Up About The Loss Of Her Father

Opening up about the passing of a parent is not an easy thing. It’s actually the hardest thing in the world.

Having lost a parent, I know that you want to keep all of the pain to yourself, because talking about it is opening the wound all over again. But when you do open up, you know that you could be helping others and that puts your heart at ease.

Dove Cameron has many people that look up to her and she got about just as vulnerable as you can get. She took to Instagram to remember her late father last week (October 18th).




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this was my dads favorite restaurant in LA before he died. he used to send me coffee stained postcards from here when i was a little girl that would live on our family fridge for months and years “hello from LA”. now, i’ve lived in LA for 9 years, and i’ve never been here, but somehow ended up here the other night, on accident. i tried to order what he used to order, in an effort to share an experience with him for the first time in 8 years. i have very few reminders in my life left of him, physical proof that he was ever here to begin with. it’s almost like my life now, and my life with him, are two different lives, and i guess, for the most part, i have kept it that way on purpose. not because i prefer it, or i want to forget, but mostly because it is too painful to look at all the time. i was going to try to spin this into something happy, something about healing and remembering those lost, because that’s what i think we would all prefer, and that’s what i’ve always done. it’s more comfortable, and i would feel less naked. but recently, i don’t have the energy to do that in my life anymore. and hiding the sad parts is doing a disservice to myself, and the quality of my life. it’s not happy. it’s really sad, everyday. and so am i, most days, if i’m honest. and that’s ok, too.

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“This was my dads favorite restaurant in LA before he died. He used to send me coffee stained postcards from here when i was a little girl that would live on our family fridge for months and years ‘hello from LA.’”

“Now, i’ve lived in LA for 9 years, and i’ve never been here, but somehow ended up here the other night, on accident,” she continued. “I tried to order what he used to order, in an effort to share an experience with him for the first time in 8 years. i have very few reminders in my life left of him, physical proof that he was ever here to begin with. it’s almost like my life now, and my life with him, are two different lives, and i guess, for the most part, i have kept it that way on purpose.”

“Not because i prefer it, or i want to forget, but mostly because it is too painful to look at all the time,” she added. “I was going to try to spin this into something happy, something about healing and remembering those lost, because that’s what i think we would all prefer, and that’s what i’ve always done. it’s more comfortable, and i would feel less naked. but recently, i don’t have the energy to do that in my life anymore. and hiding the sad parts is doing a disservice to myself, and the quality of my life.”

“It’s not happy,” Dove captioned the post. She finished the post with, “It’s really sad, everyday. and so am i, most days, if i’m honest. and that’s ok, too.”

It’s a beautiful tribute. We appreciate just how raw, open, and beautiful this is.




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