Dove Cameron Opens Up About Her Late Father in Touching Tribute

Dove Cameron Opens Up About Her Late Father in Touching Tribute

Dove Cameron is remembering her late father, and we’re sending her all of our love.

The Descendants 3 actress took to Instagram on Friday (October 18) to reflect.

“This was my dads favorite restaurant in LA before he died,” Dove captioned a set of photos. “He used to send me coffee stained postcards from here when i was a little girl that would live on our family fridge for months and years ‘hello from LA.’”

“Now, i’ve lived in LA for 9 years, and i’ve never been here, but somehow ended up here the other night, on accident,” she continued. “I tried to order what he used to order, in an effort to share an experience with him for the first time in 8 years. i have very few reminders in my life left of him, physical proof that he was ever here to begin with. it’s almost like my life now, and my life with him, are two different lives, and i guess, for the most part, i have kept it that way on purpose.”

“Not because i prefer it, or i want to forget, but mostly because it is too painful to look at all the time,” she added. “I was going to try to spin this into something happy, something about healing and remembering those lost, because that’s what i think we would all prefer, and that’s what i’ve always done. it’s more comfortable, and i would feel less naked. but recently, i don’t have the energy to do that in my life anymore. and hiding the sad parts is doing a disservice to myself, and the quality of my life.”

“It’s not happy,” Dove finished. “It’s really sad, everyday. and so am i, most days, if i’m honest. and that’s ok, too.”

Dove Cameron got support from Life in PiecesHunter King, The Perfect Date‘s Laura Marano, and Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch, who all showed their love with heart emojis in the comments.

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