We are so amazed by Bella Thorne‘s strength. The Shake It Up star just bravely opened up about the death of her dad, Reinaldo Thorne, in front of thousands of people, and we could only imagine how hard it must have been for her. The actress broke down in tears as she took the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, March 25, 2019. She read a poem that she wrote about her late father, who unfortunately passed away after getting into a motorcycle crash in 2007.

“I just want to say that my dad might be dead, but I believe in something, and I believe he would be proud of me,” Bella told the audience after her emotional performance.

And it turns out, Bella is unfortunately only one of the many celebrities who have opened up about losing a parent. Stars like the Dolan Twins, Vanessa Hudgens, Dove CameronDemi Lovato and more have all also sadly lost their mom or dad. Louis Tomlinson even wrote a song about losing his mom, and boy, was it heartbreaking.

Scroll through our gallery to see all the celebrities who have lost a parent and have bravely spoken out about it.

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