Tuesday, Shanna Moakler reported that her mother, Gail Moakler, had passed away. She was 77 years old.
The reality star told People, “I am very grateful for all the friends and family who have contacted out and expressed their sympathies.” My mother was a lovely, kind, and loving woman who exemplified everything I aspire to be.
Shanna, 47, stated that Gail had been a “supporting” mother to her throughout the years.
She shared, “She was my best friend above all else, and I will miss her every day of my life.”
“I recognize that the loss of a loved one is a natural part of life and something that we can all assist one another through. Godspeed.”
The reality star stated, “She was my best friend beyond all else, and I shall miss her every day.”
The former Miss USA routinely posts on social media about both her mother and her father, John Moakler.
In August 2021, she celebrated the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary with them and posted a photo of Gail and John from the past.
She captioned the Instagram photo, “To have a love like this, love you @gailmoakler @drjohnmoakler, you inspire me every day.”
Previously, on Mother’s Day, the former Miss USA gushed over Gail in an Instagram post.
Shanna honored Gail on Mother’s Day in 2021 with a collage of flashback images.
“Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mother, @gailmoakler!”
how lucky I am to have a mom like you! You are my closest companion and my idol! I adore you so much!” She captioned the adorable photos.
From 2004 through 2008, the “Celebrity Big Brother” alum was married to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, with whom she shares two children: son Landon, 19, and daughter Alabama, 17. Shanna and her ex-husband Oscar De La Hoya have a 23-year-old daughter, Atiana.
In the interim, Barker, aged 47, has moved on and married Kourtney Kardashian in May 2022.