Savannah Chrisley paid a heartfelt tribute to her ex-fiancé, Nic Kerdiles, after his sudden death in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning.
The reality star took to her Instagram Story and posted a sweet Boomerang of her and Kerdiles sharing a kiss.
She superimposed it with the words: “I still hope you respond to my text.” »
Chrisley then shared another photo of the two of them holding hands on a beach, while Dani and Lizzy’s song “Dancing in the Sky” played.
“Heaven gained the most beautiful angel today,” she wrote. “I miss you and love you… I will save our ‘I love you’ messages forever….”
Savannah added that she hopes Kerdiles “will send me a sign that you’re okay…maybe it’ll be through a ham and cheese pancake or pasta with white sauce…or maybe your egg cake favorite carrots.”
She ended the emotional missive by noting that they “loved each other very much” and that she looked forward to riding bikes “one day with you on the heavenly beaches.”
Nashville police tell TMZ that Kerdiles died from his injuries in the car crash around 3:30 a.m.
The 29-year-old man allegedly sped through a stop sign in a residential area of Nashville and struck the driver’s side of a BMW.
He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died.
Authorities said there were no signs of impairment from either driver.
The former professional hockey player posted a photo of himself atop his Indian motorcycle hours before the fatal crash.
“Night rider,” he captioned the Instagram story.
Kerdiles’ first professional hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks, paid tribute after the news broke.
“We are heartbroken to hear the news that Nic Kerdiles pa*sed away in a motorcycle accident this morning,” their Instagram post read. “A native of Irvine, Nic became the first Orange County player to play for the Ducks in 2017. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones.”
He was then traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 2018.
During her career as a professional athlete, Kerdiles began dating the “Chrisley Knows Best” star and the two got engaged in December 2018.
They postponed their wedding because “things were moving too fast” and ultimately separated in September 2020.
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Despite the split, Kerdiles had nothing but sweet things to say about her ex.
“This woman right here has been the BIGGEST blessing of my life,” he wrote in 2020 alongside a slideshow of photos of him and Chrisley. “She has the purest heart of anyone I know. She treated me with nothing but love and respect during our 3 years together…There was so much true love in that relationship and I am truly blessed to have been able to spend three years of my life with Savannah.
Kerdiles struggled with mental health issues in 2022, when he attempted suicide while taking a combination of pills for COVID-19 and other health issues.
“I don’t know where I was in my mental state, but between the depression, the anxiety, the effects of COVID, the medications, the alcohol, I did something I never thought I would do one day,” he said while appearing in a video with Chrisley and her father, Todd Chrisley.
A 911 call revealed Kerdiles was holding a gun to his chin and then to his head when friends, including Savannah, intervened.
At the time of his death, Kerdiles was working as a real estate agent in Nashville.
Savannah has custody of her brother Grayson and niece Chloe, as her parents, Todd and Julie, are both serving time in prison for tax evasion.
She is currently dating Robert Shriver, a former college football star who survived an alleged murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by his wife, Lindsay Shriver.