On Monday, Nov. 10, Angela Simmons‘ fans empathized with the reality star’s protective nature over her 4-year-old son, Sutton Joseph Tennyson, after she informed them that her son’s well-being is her number-one priority by uploading a stream of photos of the pair.
On the Nov. 9 post captioned, “One person I don’t play about ✔️ #AMothersLove,” the “Growing Up Hip Hop” star shared snapshots of the two enjoying a day out at the beach. In the first photo, the doting tot is beaming with joy as Simmons is gently caressing her son’s head. Another photo showcases the shoe designer looking into the distance as she wraps her arms around her son. Fans easily related to the mother of one’s duty as a parent.
“I understand you as a mother.”
“I know the feeling!!💜💜”
“I completely can relate 💯 #MamaBear ❤️❤️”
“Mothers love unmatched.🦁🦁🦁🦁🔥🔥💯🥊🥊🥊🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏽👑👑👑👑”
“🙏🙏 A mother’s love endures through all.”
This upload comes a week after the television personality paid tribute — via Instagram — to her son’s father and ex-fiancé Sutton Tennyson on the second anniversary of his death. She wrote, “2 years later … Been on my mind heavy. This time of year brings back so many emotions. Still missing you here. So thankful you left me with such a shining light. Knowing that you would be as proud as me of your son. I could just hear you now speaking (bragging) about him. He’s everything you ever wanted him to be and more ♥️ 🙏🏽Rest In Heaven #SuttonForever#MightAsWell.” Many of Simmons’ fans showed the star some support by liking and sending uplifting comments her way. The post racked up over 186,000 likes.
Tennyson was shot and killed outside of his Atlanta home on Nov. 3, 2018, following a heated argument with suspect Michael Williams. Williams ultimately turned himself in a week later and was charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.