The former Real Housewives of Orange County star, who starred on the hit Bravo show from 2006 to 2009, opened up about Matt’s “blessed life” and the legacy he leaves behind in a new interview with HollywoodLife.
“Matt had a blessed and fabulous life until his career was cut short by a foul tipped baseball. He was bigger than life from the time he was born to Marty and Sharon Keough,” Jeana shared.
Matt and Jeana married in 1984 and separated in 2003, but they didn’t officially divorce until November 2019. They two share sons Shane, 33, Colton, 28, and daughter Kara, 31.
“I see [Matt] in my sons. They have his work ethic and his quick wit. Kara has his organizational [skills] and need to get,” Jeana reflected.
“He was so driven to recover from his injuries and be better and stronger than before. He loved to hunt and fish…he loved riding bikes with his sister Stacy and girlfriend Claudia and would ride 20 miles at a time. Baseball was his passion,” she continued.
“He had three sisters; all amazing athletes…he was always a curious and athletic child. He excelled at everything he attempted, and the stories people have been telling us have had us laughing and crying for days. He always wanted to be right, and days later, he would send the proof to prove it,” Jeana said.
“He was a great friend, loving father, and did struggle with depression,” she added. Jeana also revealed that Matt’s mother, Sharon, “donated his brain to science to see if, in his death, he can bring more awareness to brain injuries.”
“You will be missed Matt — know that you were loved and respected by many for your ability to be brutally honest. Please give my love to our family and friends in heaven…and our precious McCoy Bosworth, your first grandson,” she wrapped.
On Instagram, Kara shared a photo of baby McCoy and his dad, former NFL star Kyle Bosworth.
The former RHOC staple wrote, “You would have been 1 month old today. Your baby acne would be gearing up. You would be getting the hang of pacifiers, sorting out your days and nights, and figuring out how to focus your eyes without them involuntarily crossing. I would have already bought a complete boy’s wardrobe since Decker’s old clothes weren’t really as unisex as I thought.”
She continued, “Your dad would be insisting that babies don’t need shoes, but he’d change his mind when he saw the little kicks paired with your chubby cankles. You’d be taking your first naps in the crib, and I’d be fussing about “the schedule.” I’d be realizing that you, just like your sister, prefer Lefty and I’d be pumping Righty to try to bring ‘er up to speed. Decker would want to be holding you all the time, but you’d prefer to be spending your day wrapped around my chest. At least that much is still how it is, my sweet Mack. Decker still wishes she could hold you more. And I still wear you on my heart all day. We miss you like crazy, baby.”
Our hearts are with the entire Keough family during this unthinkable time. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Bosworth and Keough family during this time of healing and mourning.
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