Rebekah Shelton has said that she is working on catching the culprit who spread the vile rumor.
Rebekah Shelton, the transgender Big Brother star, is alive and well, despite rumors that would suggest otherwise. The Brazilian actress, who was born Rodrigo Lopes, was announced to be dead by her own official Twitter page, and the same tweet requested that fans respect her family's privacy.
The announcement of the "death" had read, "We're sorry to inform every one of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night. We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time."
The beloved former Big Brother star received an outpouring of love from friends, family, fans and well-wishers, who were all obviously heartbroken.
For 10 years Rebekah Shelton has always been there for me. Right now I'm feeling devastated. Hope I will wake up soon and this was all just a bad dream.— Gerry Stergiopoulos (@GerryGreek) January 12, 2018
The most beautiful smiles hide the most terrible secrets.
The kindest of hearts have felt the most pain.@bbuk #CBB #BBUK pic.twitter.com/AT7WWuJaj0
Heartbreaking to hear about Rebekah Shelton. A beautiful woman inside & out, who suffered unnecessarily for being born in the wrong body. Proof more has to be done to make the Trans community feel accepted & protected from discrimination.Only takes 1 unkind word, 1 unkind view...— John Steinbeck (@digitouttahere) January 12, 2018
I am truly sad to read this, back in Rodrigo's #BB days, we were close friends. A lovely, smart, witty yet troubled soul x Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton dies aged 32 https://t.co/ZiMgGEGLqC— Jo Hemmings (@TVpsychologist) January 12, 2018
Fortunately, though, it turns out, Rebekah is alive and she is vacationing in Saudi Arabia. After catching wind of the rumors that are spreading about her, the reality star has recorded a video to tell her fans that she is alright.
In the video she also speaks about the person behind the vile act is unable to "accept the fact that I am happy, that I overcame all my problems and that I am finally living my life happy." It is understood that her lawyers are working hard to get the harshest punishment for the person behind the cruel act. She also shows a spectacular view from the window of her hotel and reveals that she is vacationing.
I’m not dead!!!!!! Please stop spreading this news!!!!! My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it!!!!! pic.twitter.com/6PEzjjEGye— Rebekah Shelton (@MissRShelton) January 12, 2018
Rebekah's fans were ecstatic to learn about the news that she is alive, but very well wished they did not have to go through the emotional roller coaster. However, a few of them were able to see some sort of humor in the terrible situation.
This whole Rebekah Shelton situation is insane. She’s alive! Poor girl being targeted in that way— Karl with a K (@Karl_MCR) January 12, 2018
Rebekah Shelton "big brother star has died" 7 hours later... The woman is Jesus pic.twitter.com/D4JvBFGhEe— LJED90 (@LiamJEDonbavand) January 12, 2018
Anyone who has followed Rebekkah's journey through the years know that she has had to go through a lot, to become the confident woman that she is today. She had to struggle with the fact that her family did not accept her as a transgender person and even opened up about it to Ok!
She spoke about having to leave her home before surgery because of this and having to turn to prostitution for survival. "So many times, I wanted to kill myself because I had no one to talk to," she said in the heartbreaking interview.
It is unfathomable that anyone would want to give this woman hell after everything she has been through. At least we can take solace in the fact that she is alright.
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