Stephen “tWitch” Boss had a beautiful life with his wife and three kids before his untimely death.
The professional dancer – best known for competing on “So You Think You Can Dance” and his beloved role as a DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – died by suicide on Dec. 13 in a Los Angeles hotel room.
Just days before his passing, the “Magic Mike XXL” star and Allison Holker celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. He also leaves behind their three children – Weslie, Maddox and Zaia.
Boss and Holker had a mutual love of dance and started dating after they both starred on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Holker competed during the show’s second season in 2006, while Boss was the runner-up of Season 4 in 2008 after his debut audition one year prior.
While they missed each other by two years, they were both invited back onto the show in 2010 to participate in Season 7 as all-stars.
“She says she made the first move,” Boss told told Dance Spirit in August 2012. “I was completely oblivious to it. I’m really thickheaded.”
Boss told the outlet they actually first met at a party years before their return to the dance competition series – though Holker apparently had no recollection of the encounter.
“Our good friend Ivan Koumaev had a party and invited a bunch of us. We met there for the first time, but Allison doesn’t remember at all,” Boss recalled.
Eventually, they fell for each other at the wrap party for Season 7 of the show.
“We danced the entire night, and we’ve been together ever since,” Boss gushed.
They proceeded to date for three years until the “Step Up: Revolution” star got down on one knee and asked Holker for her hand in marriage.
The couple wed in 2013, just one year before Boss was hired as the DJ on DeGeneres’ former talk show.
“I was ugly crying,” Boss told Access Hollywood in 2018 about the moment he saw Holker walking down the aisle. “I was a mess, as a matter of fact.”
From there, they started a family. Holker and Boss eventually welcomed two children together: Maddox and Zaia. Boss also took on the role as a “second daddy” to Holker’s daughter, Weslie, whom she welcomed during a previous relationship.
Holker previously revealed that Boss had met Weslie long before they ever started dating.
“He met her first before we were dating, at rehearsals and tapings,” she told Dance Spirit. “When we got together, I was very careful. I know now that he’s my forever, but I had to make sure of that. I didn’t allow them to really hang out until six months in, and even then it was slow and for small periods of time.”
She continued, “Eventually it grew to where it is now — it’s like she has a second daddy. Their relationship is so beautiful, it makes me want to cry. She loves him so much, and he is such a good example of what a man should be.”
Boss also saw Weslie as his own, telling the website, “She’s my little dude.”
Throughout their marriage, Boss and Holker loved sharing dance videos on their social media pages and even included their kids in on the fun.
The pair also celebrated their 9-year wedding anniversary just days before Boss’ death.
“It’s our 9th anniversary!! I couldn’t be more grateful to celebrate this perfect magical day!!!” Holker gushed in a sweet post to her Instagram on Dec. 10, 2022. “Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!! I feel so blessed and loved!!”
She added, “I love you baby and I will never take you or OUR love for granted! I LOVE YOU.”
Boss also shared how much he loved his wife, writing, “Happy anniversary my love @allisonholker#9years ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
He was found dead just four days later on Dec. 13.
“Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him,” the statement continued in part.
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.