Whitney Bates Shares Emotional First After Father’s Death

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Former Bringing Up Bates star Whitney Bates is sharing an emotional first after her father’s death. Since his passing, there have been many hard moments and she’s documented lots of them on social media for fans to see. Now, she’s telling her social media followers about another challenging first without her dad around. Scroll down to see the sentimental snaps she shared.

Whitney Bates loses her father.

In case you missed the news, you should know that Whitney’s birth father, J.C. Perkins, passed away last November. He had ended up with complications following surgery and was later septic and on life support. Whitney and Zach took to social media to keep fans updated and shared the sad details with Bringing Up Bates fans. After J.C.’s death, fans offered prayers and words of encouragement to get them through this tough time.

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Since J.C.’s death, Whitney has been documenting the holidays without him and has talked about how hard things are. She’s been very open about her grief, and now, she has more to share.

See the emotional first she shared.

Though Whitney Bates did celebrate Christmas after her father’s death in 2021, she didn’t go all out as she has in years past. So, this year, she was finally feeling up to decorating again.

On her Instagram Stories this week, Whitney Bates shared with fans that she, Zach, and their children were decorating for Christmas. Because her fourth child, Jadon Carl, arrived in June 2021, this is his first Christmas with the whole house decorated.

One photo features Jadon checking out the Christmas lights and it looks like he’s mesmerized. Whitney wrote, “We didn’t decorate last Christmas since my dad had just passed. So this is J’s first year with all the decor and he LOVES IT!”

Below, you can see some of the sweet snaps Whitney shared. Bradley is eight years old, Kaci is six years old, Khloé is three years old, and Jadon is 17 months old.

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The proud mom of four said it was the “sweetest time with our babies.”

Continue to keep Whitney and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they spend the holidays without J.C. Perkins.

So, are you happy to see that Whitney Bates was able to decorate for the first time since her father passed away? Can you relate to how she’s feeling these days? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more Bringing Up Bates news.

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