It’s always painstakingly heartbreaking to lose a loved one. To lose someone you dearly love is like having a part of you taken away, leaving you a little empty. Years of memories and promises turn into a distant dream. But as they say, death ends a life but not a relationship. And what we make out of that also depends on us.
“I beg you, everyone reading this, hold onto what you do have right now instead of focusing on what you don’t.”
Bobbie Thomas faces the greatest loss of life. The NBC Style Editor recently lost her husband, Michael Marion, on Dec. 1, 2020. He was only 42. Bobbie and Michael had been married for 7 years and share a 5-year-old son Miles, 5, whom they had through IVF after Bobbie struggled with infertility. Bobbie shared a heartbreaking message through her Instagram with pictures of Michael. She wrote,
“Nothing is normal. Maybe nothing will ever be normal again. For me, it won’t. My husband is gone.”
‘Today’ show’s Bobbie Thomas net worth is $800,000
For over a decade Bobbie Thomas has been considered an expert of fashion and beauty. The 46-year-old style guru has worked for every major network like CNN, FOX, MTV, VH1, etc. She also covered a variety of E! Entertainment specials, including the channel’s annual red-carpet coverage of award shows like Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Awards. During her decade-long career, as per a report from celebritynetworth.com, Bobbie Thomas has acquired a net worth of around $800,000.
Bobbie Thomas finally speaks out after her tragic loss
Earlier this year Bobbie updated that her husband’s condition was improving. Michael Marion suffered from an ischemic stroke last year in April. Bobbie later told that though he returned home on a wheelchair, Michael’s condition was finally improving as he had started moving around with support.
Which is why it was all the more saddening to hear about his passing away. Following the death of her husband, Bobbie spoke for the first time. She talked about her tragic loss in a statement she released TODAY. Bobbie Thomas wrote,
“From the day we first met, Michael and I enjoyed 12 wonderful years together. He brought so much compassion, patience, understanding, and stability to my life, and taught me more about love than I could ever put to words. While I have always been more comfortable sharing my life with the public, Michael was more private. He was sensitive and silly, yet so stoic, and brave beyond my comprehension. I will be forever grateful for the time I had with him. He was so worth it. I only wish people could have been more intimately aware of how worth it he was and why I would do it all again and again without a second thought. He was a rare, devoted force of unconditional love in my life who made me feel so loved, so beautiful, and unequivocally supported.
You may not have known him, but he knew you — my TODAY Show family. Every well-wish you sent our way when we got married, he beamed at. Every positive message you offered during our IVF struggle, he took encouragement from. Every note of support that came his way during his recent medical struggles, gave him strength.
Michael worked hard to recover from his stroke and had made such progress that he was making plans to return to work. He landed in the hospital due to problems involving several organ systems, separate from his stroke of 18 months ago, and unrelated to Covid 19.
To anyone and everyone else struggling or suffering right now, please try to hold onto what you do have instead of focusing on what you don’t. One thing we all have is kindness. Absorb it, extend it, exhaust it. Because in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is love. I am so grateful for all of the love that the Today Show and all of the viewers have shown Michael and our family over the years. It has meant the world to us.”