His wife died in a road accident in 2011.
35-year-old Rafael Del Col from Maringa, Brazil, lost his beautiful wife Tatiane Valques in 2011. The 27-year-old tragically died from a road accident. Rafael had a difficult time accepting the loss, especially when Tatiane was pregnant with their second child, who died with her. Their daughter, Raisa, wasn’t even one year old when she lost her mom.
A few years after the accident, the dad and daughter duo decided to pay tribute to Tatiane by recreating the pre-wedding photos. Rafael and Tatiane took the pictures as their pre-nup photo shoot a few weeks before their wedding. Then 3-year-old Raisa wore the same necklace and shoes her mom wore during the first photoshoot.
“The necklace that Raisa is wearing is the same as her mother was wearing 5 years ago,” Rafael described one picture.
“Same high heels.
“Our dog, Raul, is the same as well. I bought this dog for Tati in the beginning of our relationship.
“Shortly after I lost my wife, I was seeking help regarding early widowhood and also paternity without the presence of the mother and found almost nothing.
“Now, thank God, things are adjusting slowly, my daughter is healthy, and is growing, developing normally.
“But beside my responsibilities with my princess, I need to deal with feelings of grief, and the loss of my partner with whom I lived for 10 wonderful years.”
His Instagram account is devoted largely to photos of Raisa, and has a huge amount of followers to date. Rafael has also gone on to found love once more in the shape of a woman named Magrelinha, who he describes as a “beautiful girlfriend… sent from God.”