Almost a year after the Christmas house fire that killed Matthew and Madonna Badger’s three daughters, the father is still grieving the loss of his girls — and said in a new interview that he considered killing his ex-wife and the man he felt was responsible for the tragedy.
Matthew Badger is still incredibly grief-stricken over the loss of his three daughters Lily, 9, and twin daughters Grace and Sarah, both 7, who all perished in a tragic house fire at his ex-wife Madonna Badger‘s house on Dec. 25, 2011.
The fire started hours after Madonna’s live-in boyfriend Michael Borcina cleaned out the ashes from their fireplace, and placed them in a paper bag in the mudroom — and Matthew still blames Michael for the death of their children, as well as her parents, Lomer Johnson, 71, and Pauline Johnson, 69.
Just before 5 a.m. on Christmas Day, Madonna’s house was engulfed in flames and smoke, and she couldn’t save her precious daughters.
Matthew told New York Magazine in a new interview that in the days after the tragic Christmas blaze, he wanted to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend, as well as himself.
Even though he didn’t take the violent route, he still struggled with their deaths in the months after. Matthew went on a spiritual retreat to India over the summer with his girlfriend Abby where he met the Dalai Lama, and then spread his girls’ ashes on a hill.
He also founded the LilySarahGrace Fund in honor of his girls — who all expressed their struggle with dyslexia through the arts — to support low-income schools with grant funding for the arts.
Such a tragic situation. Our thoughts are with Matthew and the Badger family.
What do YOU think of what Matthew said HollyMoms?
— Christina Stiehl
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- Madonna Badger Not Attending Matthew’s Charity In Memory Of Daughters
- Matthew Badger: Every Day Is A Constant Struggle & Reminder Of My Girls