Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Photo: Getty)
In an emotional post on Instagram, former Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, spoke about the difficult time she experienced on the first anniversary of her sister, Franje's, death.
"Today was one of those days. My baby sister, Franje, went to Heaven today exactly a year ago. I miss her every day and today should just be another day in the calendar but for some reason this specific day pulls more on my heartstrings than yesterday or the day before. I guess there's just something special about specific days and dates (sic)," she wrote.
Demi opened up about how she struggled to call her parents because her eyes kept filling up with tears every time she tried to hit dial.
"I tried getting dressed up this morning because putting on a pretty outfit, earrings, mascara and a lippie usually makes me feel better. Not today. Today all I wanted was to sleep, eat, and binge watch every This is Us episode so I didn't need to think about this day. I didn't though (sic)," she added.
The beauty queen then went on to praise her husband for helping her get through the emotionally tough day, saying that he checked on her "about every 20 min".
"He'd just pick me up on his lap and hold me. By the 5th time he came to check up on me he brought me excedrin and a puppy. It helped! Excedrin for my headache and our puppy for the heartache. Timmy, thank you for being the most incredible partner in the great days but even more in the awful days. I love you. I'm so grateful for you and I appreciate you so much (sic)."