The reality star expressed how much she misses her late husband and thanked her supporters.

Days after Caleb Willingham’s death at age 40, Tammy Slaton shed a tear as she thought back on her marriage to him.

The 36-year-old 1000-Lb Sisters actress cried in a TikTok video on Sunday, her first public appearance since losing Willingham.

She started the video by saying, “I hate getting on here and letting everybody see me like this,” as tears ran down her cheeks.

“I’m going through the stages of grieving. Even though we were experiencing issues,” she insisted, “I still love that man. Despite how much I miss him, I wanted to thank everyone for their comments.”

The reality star vowed not to “get into the details” of what transpired or the issues she and her spouse faced. She said, “I don’t mean to offend, but it’s incredibly personal.”

She then acknowledged a follower whose comment she had pinned to the top of her video. “Tammy, know that Jesus will be there with you along the journey, holding you close as you go through this trying time. Be courageous,” it said.

Slaton explained to her fans why she made the video, saying it “touched my heart.”

“I’m aware he’s watching me from above. I’m aware that he is no longer in pain. I know he’s in a better place,” she remarked before expressing her gratitude to her devoted following once more.

She addressed her fans, “I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Whether you can believe it or not, he genuinely did love you all.”

Slaton said on Saturday that Willingham had passed away. In an exclusive statement, she added, “I am heartbroken to share the news of my husband’s passing.” He was my best friend, and I cherished our relationship.

“When I met Caleb, he instantly became my guardian angel, and he is now genuinely keeping an eye on me. We really appreciate everyone’s condolences, however at this time, please respect the privacy of our families.

In a message on Instagram on Saturday, she also paid tribute to him, writing, “Rip sweet angel you will forever be missed and loved so much thank you Caleb for showing me real love and happiness.”

In 2022, Slaton and Willingham crossed paths at the Gibsonburg, Ohio-based Windsor Lane Rehabilitation Center. He asked her to marry him in October. Only 30 friends and family members attended their small wedding at the rehab facility.

At the time, Tammy said, “You all knew me as Tammy Slaton, but now you’ll all know me as Mrs. Tammy Willingham. “I’m now married!”

Willingham’s friends have been sharing heartfelt tributes to him on social media since his passing. On Saturday, his cousin Amber Brandon Clark said on Facebook, “I lost my cousin Caleb Willingham yesterday. My best friend, my buddy, my home cook, and the nicest guy ever. It still seems unreal. I already miss him terribly, but I am confident that he is now content. Calm down, buddy. Kay-Kay, you are my beloved.

I am Willc, a Facebook user, who posted a photo of Willingham in front of a microphone and stated, “I can’t believe I’m even writing this post, but today GOD called my big brother home. “R.I.P. Caleb Willingham, aka Killa K, aka Double K, aka one-half of the charismatic WWF tag team champions The W Boys, aka my biggest supporter in anything I do,” reads the tribute. You will always be cherished and missed. Until we next speak.

Slaton also shared touching notes from her friends, who had reposted her own touching Instagram tribute to her late spouse.

Zachary Mike of YouTube tweeted, “Sending love to @queentammy86 and her family today.”

Fitness vlogger Tiffany Murray-Dickinson urged everyone to remember @queentammy86 today in her Instagram Story. “So sad, I can’t even imagine.”

Jordan Lobes said on his account that “My sweet friend lost her husband.” Friends, please remember her and her family in your prayers.