Kerri-Anne Kennerley shares touching tribute to her late husband

Apr 14, 2020
Kerri-Anne Kennerley's husband John passed away in February last year. Source: Getty

It’s been just over a year since Kerri-Anne Kennerley farewelled her beloved husband, John, and now the TV host has shared a heartwarming tribute.

Kerri-Anne wished fans a happy Easter, sharing a throwback photo of her late husband with her 45k Instagram followers on Sunday. In the photo, John is smiling and holding a toy rabbit. She then shared a second image of the family dog holding that same rabbit this year.

“Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter,” she wrote. “Reflecting on all wonderful memories of love, fun, warmth, and joy during this time.”

Many fans were quick to comment, with one writing: “You carry him in your heart now Kerri. Sending you love this Easter.”

Another wrote: “Memories are everything. Happy Easter!” While a third wrote: “Thinking of you Kerri-Anne. Happy Easter to you.”

In 2016, John became paralysed from the neck down following an accident at a Coffs Harbour golf course. He was 75 at the time. Kerri-Anne cared for him in the years that followed, all the way up until his sudden death in February last year.

The TV personality announced her businessman husband’s passing on Instagram in a moving post. The couple were married for 35 years.

“It’s with a heavy heart and awful sadness that I let you know that my beautiful husband John passed away last night,” she wrote at the time. “As you all know, John has faced some tremendous challenges over the past few years and with each he has been extraordinarily brave and determined to overcome those hurdles and live a normal life.

“I want to thank everyone at St Vincent’s Hospital for the beautiful care they have provided to John in his last days.”

Kerri-Anne explained that her husband passed away with her and his son Simon by his side, describing John as the love of her life.

At the time, devastated fans flooded the star’s Instagram page with their condolences. One person wrote: “I’m so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Thoughts are with you and the extended family.”

While another said: “I’m sorry for your loss. Sending love and light to you.” A third added: “Omg Kerrianne I am so, so sorry to hear. What a duo you were for so many loyal years. Thinking of you and sending love.”

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