‘Braxton Family Values’ News: Gabe Solis, Trina’s Ex-Husband Dies of Cancer at 43

Braxton Family Values news this morning is devastating. Trina Braxton’s ex-husband, Gabe Solis, died from cancer last Thursday at the age of 43.  The software engineer passed away in his home in Texas. Sources say that Gabe’s cancer battle was kept quiet. Many people didn’t know he was ill, because he was so private.

In fact, Gabe often posted pics looking happy and healthy. In October, he was smiling and having fun with friends, and on Dec. 8, he posted an Instagram pic reuniting with family at a San Antonio Mexican café.

Gabe Solis and Trina Braxton – Braxton Family Values Fan Favorites

Back in the early days of Braxton Family Values, fans excitedly watched as Gabe Solis and Trina Braxton constantly butted heads – or made out. As a couple, they often went hard on the smallest things.

But fans believed in the marriage and figured they must really care about each other. Because they were married for 12 years!  Unfortunately, neither of them was faithful and then they decided to file for divorce.

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Good seeing part of the fam!

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Even after the divorce, Gabe and Trina went through periods of on-again and off-again. Their steamy relationship kept fans addicted to Braxton Family Values. And episodes like this (see below), made these two a reality TV hit. They were watchable whether Gabe Solis and Trina Braxton were dating or hating.

Love and Hate – Gabe and Trina’s Messy Love Story

Braxton Family Values fans knew Gabe Solis as kind, introverted, and easygoing. As a husband, he seemed to balance Trina out. But eventually, her outgoing dominating personality was too much…

In their Iyanla: Fix My Life episode, Gabe finally admitted how Trina’s behavior affected their marriage.  Trina was shocked as he revealed that he did love her, but hated how she often bullied him.

They were good friends, even after their divorce. They hung out in Atlanta and tagged each other on Insta.

Fans speculated that the two would eventually reconcile — despite the fact that family members, including Tamar, didn’t much care for him.

Fans were devastated to learn of his passing.

To know Gabe Solis had cancer and died so young is heartbreaking. To have it happen just before Christmas is tragic. Trina Braxton will definitely need the support of her family and friends now more than ever! Prayers and condolences to Trina and the Solis/Braxton families.

Come back to Soap Dirt every day for the latest reality show spoilers and more Braxton Family Values news.

Cherisse Harris

I’ve been a freelance writer and researcher for 13 years at IN STYLE, Essence, and more. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my son or watching my favorite shows like Bold and The Beautiful, The Good Place, and anything on the CW.