About tWitch Boss
Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss was born on September 29, 1982. He was an American freestyle hip-hop dancer, choreographer, actor, television producer, and television personality. In 2008, he finished second place on the American version of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).
From 2014 to May 2022, he was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a repeated guest host and he was also a co-executive producer of the program. He was featured in Ellen’s Game of Games as a sidekick to DeGeneres.
tWitch Boss’ Marriage Of Nine Years
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and Allison Holker Boss‘s relationship was love at first dance!
Though many assumed they first met when they appeared on SYTYCD together in 2010, the couple actually met for the first time in 2006 at a mutual friend’s party.
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The two eventually crossed paths again as they both appeared as all-stars during SYTYCD season 7. Though they admired each other from afar, it wasn’t until the very end of the season that they formed a connection.
“We shared a dance at the wrap party of that season of So You Think You Can Dance and we have been together ever since,” Stephen said in an interview.
“There was no dialogue, there was no conversation or a first hangout. Literally, we danced and we were together holding hands the very next day,” Allison added. “And we never looked back.”
In June 2013, Stephen surprised Allison by getting down on one knee and proposing while they were filming a commercial.
In December 2013, the couple got married at SYTYCD creator Nigel Lythgoe’s Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, Calif. Moreover, Stephen also became a stepfather to Allison’s daughter Weslie from a previous relationship.
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Stephen’s Unfortunate Death
On Dec. 14, Allison confirmed the heartbreaking news that Stephen had died from suicide at age 40.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Allison said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. Boss was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
He left a suicide note where he hinted at past challenges to be a reason. However, sources are unclear about what he may be hinting at.