90 Day Fiance‘s Molly Hopkins‘ partner and best friend Cynthia Decker lost her son three years ago. Cynthia’s teenage son had been on a fishing trip and was killed in a car accident. Recently, she just commemorated his life on the three-year anniversary of his death. Plus, Cynthia says that her late son sends animals to let her know that he’s still with her. So, keep reading for the full scoop.
90 Day Fiance: Molly Hopkins’ Best Friend & Pillow Talk Costar Cynthia Decker
As most of Molly Hopkins’ 90 Day Fiance fans know, Cynthia Decker is Molly’s friend and co-business owner. In season 5, many viewers cared more about Cynthia then they did about Molly’s fiance (later husband) Luis. Cynthia stole their hearts.
Before appearing on 90 Day Fiance, Molly and Cynthia were the stars of Lifetime’s Double Divas. They own a lingerie store and help women find the perfect-fitting bra even with the biggest breasts. It even featured Dance Moms star and teacher Abby Lee Miller. Now, the two frequently appear of TLC’s spinoff and commentary show 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk.
Cynthia Lost Foster Son Three Years Ago
On June 19, 2017, Cynthia Decker’s foster son, Mahlon Thornton, died in a car accident. Cynthia considered Mahlon her son and was devastated. Mahlon and a 17-year-old friend were on their way home from a fishing trip. The two had been up fishing from Sunday night into Monday morning.
“Police said a 17-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel” and “traveled into an embankment and hit a tree,” according to reports. Although the driver only suffered a broken arm, Mahlon died at the scene. He’d been living with Cynthia as his guardian for three years before his passing.
90 Day Fiance: Cynthia Pays Tribute to Late Son
In a tribute to Mahlon, Cynthia Decker shared a video of a wild rabbit she got extremely close to three years since the day of his death. She said her son “sends me animals to let me know he is still here with me”. This was the “closest” she’s ever gotten to a wild bunny, so she knew it was a sign.
Cynthia says she “spoke to him” for about ten minutes. She told her son that she “loved him.” Not only that but, “There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him or speak of him”. Plus, she asked the people to “be kind to each other. You never know what someone is dealing with. You never know their story. Love the ones in your life today, as there may be no tomorrow”.
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