According to the 57-year-old host on an episode of Cocktails with Queens Monday night, she revealed that she was with King and consoled her as a “friend and sister” following the passing of her son, Ian Alexander Jr., on Wednesday after he allegedly took his own life.
“I was with Regina last night,” Fox revealed during Monday night’s episode as she fought to hold back tears. “She’s okay.”
“More than anything else, I’m glad I got to hug her and look in her eyes,” she continued. “This has been absolutely one of the longest weekends that I’ve ever had in my life. It’s like I can’t stop crying.”
Fox then shared that the One Night in Miami director wanted to make sure her fans, and everyone worrying about her during this tragic time, know that she is “surrounded by love” as she grieves and mourns the loss of her only child.
“She said to tell everybody that she’s gotten y’all texts,” Fox revealed. “The outpouring of love for her, her family and her son, she appreciates it.”
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“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement on Friday, confirming her son’s heartbreaking and untimely passing. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”
During Fox’s show Monday night, she also emphasized the importance of being there for the loved ones who need support – especially during these trying times.
“I just pray that what we do more than anything else for our sons, for our children…COVID and everything has got everybody in a dark spot, in a dark place," she told the audience.
“If y’all see any signs of someone being in distress or if somebody reaches out to you that is maybe not having a good day, stop, take a moment, make sure they are okay.”