“Basketball Wives” star Brooke Bailey is grieving the death of her daughter, Kayla.
The reality TV star announced Sunday that the 25-year-old, also known as “Pretty Black,” had died, but did not disclose details about the death. A short report, which Bailey reposted on her social media, claimed that Kayla had died in a car accident.
“Forever my baby Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey 💜🕊💔 This is not goodbye. Mommy will see you soon 🙏🏾,” Bailey, 45, wrote on Instagram, sharing a series of photos of her daughter through the years.
In her bio, Bailey added: “FOREVER 💜🕊Kayla Nicole Bailey 3/2/97-9/25/22 #PrettyBlack”
Bailey, who also has two children, received an outpouring of condolences from her co-stars as well as rapper Nicki Minaj. She also reposted various messages of support on her Instagram Stories, where she updated her followers on her well-being.
“My girl is so loved by all of you! The love and support my family has received today is unreal and appreciated,” Bailey wrote. “Thank you! Kayla made a mark on so many lives. She walked into the room and demanded respect, love and attention. If you had the pleasure of meeting her and being her friend, she changed your life forever.”
Bailey added that she had been fasting and praying for days “for something else,” but noted that “it was God preparing me for this time in my life.”
“Even though I wasn’t ready. I am grateful for the 25 years He blessed me to have HIS son. Love her, hug her, teach her, comfort her. She was my happiness on earth,” Bailey wrote.
bailey what romantically linked retired NBA star Rashard Lewis and Detroit Pistons player Vernon Macklin. He appeared on the 2011-2012 season of VH1’s “Basketball Wives LA,” then the 2022 season of “Basketball Wives.”
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Brooke Bailey’s daughter, Kayla. Our hearts go out to Brooke, as well as her family and friends during this very difficult time,” she read. a declaration posted Monday on the show’s official Instagram account.