TEEN Mom star Briana DeJesus is sticking by her boyfriend Javi Gonzalez’s side to help him through the loss of a dear friend.
The tattoo artist shared the sad news that he lost hid “big brother” Jose Gavilanes on Monday.
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Javi, who Briana’s been dating for a few months now, posted a gallery of photos of Jose when he was both a child and later on as an adult.
He included birthday snaps, vacation photos, and a smiling shot of Jose holding up a child.
According to Javi’s late loved one’s GoFundMe page, he was “an uncle to nine nieces and nephews that he cared for as if they were his own children.”
Briana’s boyfriend shared the family’s donation page in his Instagram Story and bio, and it has reached almost half of its $12k goal.
Along with the slideshow of photos he shared on his social media feed, Javi wrote in his touching tribute: “As I write this I can’t even hold it together. You were my big brother.
“Always looked after me since day one. I’m at a loss for words and life will never be the same.
“I love you cuzo. I’ll see you on the other side.”
Briana commented on the post to tell him, “I love you 💋,” to which he replied with the same heartfelt words.
He added in his replies to other commenters that he’s “so mad” and “can’t believe” Jose is truly gone.
Jose’s cause of death was not shared.
The Gavilanes family wrote in the GoFundMe: “Jose was a light in so many people’s lives; he was a son, a brother, an uncle, a fiance, a friend, and family to many.
“…Jose was taken away from us too soon; however, during his short time here, he has made long-lasting friendships and familial bonds.”
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Briana and Javi are believed to have met through mutual friends in Kissimmee, FL, and have been dating for months.
The Teen Mom referred to him as her “future baby daddy” in September on social media after he bought her a $70 pair of new Crocs.
He was spotted loaded with bags after a shopping mall spending spree, in exclusive photos obtained by The Sun.
The father of two, who works at Kissimmee’s Pride & Envy Tattoos, was recently spotted carrying bags after a shopping spree, in exclusive photos obtained by The Sun.
He went on the solo shopping trip just before spending a weekend with Briana in Miami filming scenes for the new season of Teen Mom 2.
Briana is mom to two daughters – Nova, 9, with ex Devoin Austin and Stella, 3, with ex Luis Hernandez.
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