Bevin Prince is still grieving her husband, William Friend, who was struck by lightning in July and died.
During her first interview after his terrible loss, the “One Tree Hill” star referred to the episode as “an awful living nightmare.”
“It was just like any other day we’d experienced a million times before. “The storm was far away, we were on a boat, and everything was perfect,” the actress remembered on Friday’s edition of the podcast “1 on 1 With Jon Evans.”
“And then, everything changed in an instant,” she said. “There is no standard and no playbook for it.”
Prince, 40, informed his audience that a bounty hunter, a nurse, and a military veteran were on the boat next to them and “responded so quickly” to the situation.
However, Friend could not be saved and was declared dead in an ambulance near Masonboro Island in North Carolina shortly after the tragedy. He was 33.
Emergency personnel attempted to revive him for 20 minutes, as reported by WECT6 News, which broke the story first.
In July, William Friend was hit by lightning.
“There was nothing that could have been done, in my opinion. And I must recognize that this is bigger than me and my current comprehension,” Prince remarked.
In order to be closer to family during the coronavirus outbreak, she and Friend were married in 2016 and moved to Wrightsville Beach.
Prince, who is now a fitness teacher at the studio she and her husband built in 2019, stated that her old “OTH” co-stars Hilarie Burton and Lee Norris are among the people who are supporting her during this difficult time.
The former “One Tree Hill” star stated that she was still coping with the loss.
The alumna of “One Tree Hill” stated she was still coping with the loss.
Prince stated, “Will was the most ferociously loyal guy I’ve ever known, and I learnt so much from him just observing how he handles people and shows up for them.”
Everyone was there to support him and me, so you have no choice but to stand up.
Although the manner in which she mourns her spouse varies from “day to day,” Prince stated that she continues to look forward.
In 2016, Friend and Prince wed.
“Sometimes it doesn’t feel good, and I try to remind myself that I have two choices. “I can either remain on this world or I cannot, and the latter choice is not available to me,” she stated.
“When Will passed away, I said to myself, ‘OK, I was fortunate to experience the kind of love, support, and partnership that I know so many people will never feel, so my life is now a service.’
“I will do everything in my power to serve the people in my community, as well as my coworkers, my friends, and my family, and I will continue to do so.”