By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Vanessa Bauer has revealed her devastated state following her father losing cancer battle after 6years.
The dancer, who has been dancing professionally for 25 years, took to her Instagram page to share her grief of “hurting so much”, as she vowed to “stop crying” and fulfil his wishes for her of ‘dreaming bigger, working harder and finding happiness’.
She wrote: “Last week I lost my dad. It hurts so much but dad always wanted us to chase our dreams and goals and never get distracted from how difficult things were at home – for the past 6 years…
“I didn’t speak about what we were going through since seeing us fulfil our dreams gave my dad strength while battling one therapy after another..
“He was in pain but he was ready to fight, he certainly wasn’t ready to leave, at all.”
She said that she would always think about the dad, as she struggles to actualize her dreams of making it big.
“I’ll always think of you, dad, and I know you’re watching while I continue to do my thing so you can be happy for us. Dennis and I will take care of mum. Life’s so precious guys. Enjoy every bit of the ride (sic).”
Following her sharing her grief on Instagram, her friends and fans flooded the comment section to sympathise with her.
Her former Dancing On Ice partner, Joe Warren-Plant said: “So sorry for your loss Vanessa. Sending all my love to you and the family.”
And Dancing On Ice winner James Jordan added: “I’m so sorry for your loss Vanessa.
“It hurts like mad but remember as you said your dad would want you to chase your dreams – and never forget how proud he was May he RIP.”
Vanessa hails from Germany and is also a skating expert.