RHOC alum Jo De La Rosa has revealed her father, Juan, died aged 63 from Covid.
The devastated reality star, 40, said she buried her 15-year feud with Juan shortly before he died of the virus last week.
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Jo – who starred in the first four seasons of RHOC – shared a video montage of sweet photos with Juan on Instagram, which she titled, "The Story Of Us".
"It is with the heaviest of hearts I share I lost my dad to Covid last week," she wrote.
"This pandemic has been life-changing for many people and unfortunately, Covid won this time. My father, Juan Carlos Contreras, was only 63."
The Bravo star added: "I’ve never cried more tears in my life than these last few days but today, I want to celebrate him and remember all the happy times we shared so I made a video called 'The Story of Us' which captures our story when my mom met him all the way until they got divorced."
Jo described Juan as "the type of person that would walk into a room and instantly capture people’s attention".
"He was the most charming, outgoing, playful and most 'people person' of all people persons you would’ve ever met," she said.
"He was a high school teacher, the most gifted musician, and had the silliest personality which I now realize is where I get it from. To put it simply, he was JOY."
Jo explained that her mother met Juan "at 14 as her guitar teacher and they fell in love through music ".
"He could do no wrong in my eyes and although my heart is filled with so much love for him, it’s also shattered and feels so heavy for not being able to reconcile sooner as it’s been 15 years since we last spoke," she added.
Jo explained that she ended their estrangement with an email when she found out Juan was ill – but isn't sure if he ever got it.
"That’s as much as my heart can share about our situation but I sent him an email when I found out he was in the hospital. In it, I told him I loved him and I wanted him back in my life," she explained.
"I don’t know if he ever got it but I was reminded by one of my best friends I’ll see him in Heaven again one day and we’ll have the rest of eternity to be able to reconcile. Thank you Doni for that truth as your words have been a light in my darkness."
She concluded: "To my dad – I love you. I forgive you. You meant absolutely everything to me. I can’t wait to see you when God finally calls me and says it’s time.
"All I want is to be able to tell you see you again and tell you these words face to face."
Jo shared a series of heartwarming memories of her and Juan, including them playing guitar and piano together, as well as posing in front ofa Christmas tree and out in the snow.
Her friends flocked to the comments to send their condolences.
"I am so sorry. I know your pain. You obviously had a wonderful bond. I'm praying for you and your family," Chelsea Lately star Heather McDonald said.
Fellow RHOC alum Peggy Tanous added a string of prayer hand emojis.
Jo appeared in the first two seasons of RHOC and made cameos in seasons three and four, before briefly starring in her own spinoff Dare My Ex: Jo & Slade.
In October last year, she opened up about watching her ex-fiancé, Slade Smiley, start dating her former friend and costar, Gretchen Rossi.
“I don’t think anybody likes to see their ex move on. Not that they don’t like to see it, but it’s always weird when they do,” she told Us Weekly.
After leaving RHOC, Jo launched a career into advertising and moved to Los Angeles. Last year she created the podcast, Popcandy.
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