As the two-month mark since Kate Spade‘s suicide approaches, her husband is opening up about how he and their daughter are remembering the designer.
Andy Spade, who is the brother of actor David Spade, shared his first Instagram post since his wife of 24 years was found dead in June at the Manhattan apartment they once shared. According to a statement released by her widower, the couple had lived apart for about 10 months but had not planned to divorce.
The grieving Spade’s new Instagram reveals how good friends and a tribute to the fashion icon helped him and 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix cope in the wake of her untimely death. During a stay with loved ones this summer, father and daughter set up an impromptu Christmas tree as a sweet nod to Spade’s fondness for the holiday.
She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city. I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter and stay at their home through a difficult time. This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multicolored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend gave me a really Iong extension cord and Bea and I cut a star out of the cardboard box the lights came on and wrapped it in Reynolds wrap (TM) like we do every Christmas.
A post shared by Andrew Spade (@andyspade) on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:15pm PDT
The designer, who was 55 at the time of her death, was born on Christmas Eve, sparking a lifelong love for the festive period. Brother-in-law David Spade also referenced the holiday in the tribute he posted in June.
Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant believe it. Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on.
A post shared by David Spade (@davidspade) on Jun 5, 2018 at 5:27pm PDT
The display may not have been seasonal, but it clearly offered Spade’s loved ones sentimental solace during their time of need.
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