Diem Brown’s passing on Nov. 14 was heartbreaking news for so many people. Five days after her passing, ‘Challenge’ co-star and longtime love, Chris ‘CT’ Tamburello, broke his silence with a sweet tribute on Instagram, and a ring.
MTV audiences fell in love with Diem Brown and Chris ‘CT’ Tamburello‘s love story on The Challenge since their first kiss during a 2006 episode. CT rushed to Diem’s side after she was hospitalized in August, and following her passing on Nov. 14, CT released a sad, yet heartfelt statement about his love, promising her they will still be together forever.
CT On Diem Brown: ‘I Love You Always & Forever’
On Nov. 17, CT attended Diem’s funeral in NYC, then the following day he shared a heartfelt photo of her, draped in rosary and a ring. The caption was absolutely heartbreaking:
You have always been My Angel. And now you have your wings. We’ve been thru so much over the years. Thru the ups and downs we somehow managed to keep our promise. We never gave up on each other. Our plan to be together forever hasn’t changed… it’s just going to take a little longer now. And I’m going to hold onto this ring for you till we are together again. So don’t worry mama, I’m not afraid. I know you will always be with me to give me your strength. You are The Love of My Life. My reason to be a better man. I Love You Always and Forever.
The on-again off-again couple were filming The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2 in August in Panama when Diem collapsed and had to be airlifted to New York. A month later, CT posted a photo of himself asleep in a chair holding her hand in the hospital bed. “Sometimes just being there for someone can be the difference between a good and bad day. @diembrown could definitely use a few…Please go to her support page: http://www.medgift.com/diemsnextchallenge.”
CT was among other Challenge stars, Evan Starkman, Kenny Santucci, Mark Long, Johanna Botta, Ace Amerson, Paula Meronek, KellyAnne Judd, Ruthie Alcaide, Aneesa Ferriera, Laurel Stuckey, Cara Maria Sorbello, and Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio at the funeral Tuesday, as well as Diem’s friends and family.
HollywoodLife.com is keeping all of them in our prayers.
— Emily Longeretta