Shaquil Barrett’s wife shares heartbreaking post after baby daughter’s death
Jordanna Barrett, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett, thanked fans for their support and acknowledged that the “world will never be the same” after her two-year-old daughter Arrayah Barrett tragically died in a drowning accident earlier this week .
The toddler had fallen into a pool at the NFL player’s Tampa-area home Sunday morning before being later taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, the Associated Press reported.
“Thank you all for all the messages, flowers, thoughts and prayers. Our world will never be the same. Arrayah was the apple of my eye and my heart will be with hers forever. i love you so much my baby I’m so sorry,” Jordanna Barrett wrote on Wednesday.
“Until we meet again, please take care of your siblings and mom and dad. We love you forever and ever. I can’t wait to see that precious smile again and just hug you so tight. I would do absolutely anything. There’s no Barrett 6 without you, and we’ll keep your place down here forever until we all meet again in heaven. I love you forever and ever.”
Barrett’s daughter was one of four children he shared with his wife.
Arrayah Barrett recently celebrated her 2nd birthday on April 19th.
“Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet girl.” the NFL player wrote at the time, “So sweet and cute. You made our family complete. I love you baby girl😘😘 #TGBTG #BIG2.”
The NFL world showed its support for Barrett following the death of his daughter earlier this week.
Tom Brady, who recently retired from the Buccaneers after three seasons with Barrett, wrote “The Brady’s love you” on his Instagram story.
Rob Gronkowski also wrote to Barrett in an Instagram Story: “Sending all my love and prayers to you and your family.”
The Buccaneers wrote in a statement that they are sending their “thoughts and prayers” to the family following the tragedy.
“While no words can offer true comfort at a time like this, we offer them our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.” The team wrote.