'It’s forever us': ‘Basketball Wives’ star Brooke Bailey honors late daughter Kayla Bailey’s memory with new tattoo
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The ‘Basketball Wives’ star Brooke Bailey is battling devastating feelings of loss after the reality star came to terms with the news of her daughter’s tragic death. And to deal with the sadness of it all, the fashion model decided to get inked. Brooke Bailey opted to honor the memory of her daughter, Kayla Bailey, with a new tattoo of the latter’s portrait on her arm.
The ‘Basketball Wives’ starlet recently posted a reel on her Instagram account, which depicts her in the process of getting inked. The video revealed the tattoo artist duplicating a picture of Kayla on her mother’s bicep. She also wrote that there would be a “part two” of the process, which she will be posting soon. Brooke captioned the video, “I miss you @realkaylaaaa It’s forever (infinity sign) US Thank you @saul_mora for bringing my beautiful portrait to life 🦋 Part 1 (Part 2 coming soon).”
Kayla, 25, tragically died in a highly catastrophic car accident on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Brooke later announced her death on her Instagram page by posting many stories and a post that relayed the devastating news to her fans and followers. She wrote a heartfelt message with the post, which said, “Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon.” The reality star also changed her bio to include a tribute to Kayla, writing, “Kayla Nicole Bailey 3/2/97 – 9/25/22 #PrettyBlack” along with a purple heart and dove emoji.
Kayla was a certified hairstylist and had her own business, KNB Inc. She even dabbled in modeling, much like her mother. Many A-listers such as Tammy Rivera and Carlos King had sent their condolences to Brooke after learning of Kayla’s untimely death. The reality star also held a memorial service for her daughter on October 18. She posted the news of the memorial in an Instagram post captioned, “Celebrating the Life Of Kayla Nicole Ford-Bailey,” with information about the service. Kayla was Brooke’s oldest child. Brooke is also the mother to two other children, two sons born in 1998 and 2004. But the parentage of her children is unknown. While her younger son is named Shumecio, her oldest son’s name has not been shared with the public.