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CT Tamburello Calls Diem Brown's Death "The Hardest Time of My Life"

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While stars of MTV’s The Challenge mourn the loss of Diem Brown, it’s arguably her on-again off-again boyfriend, CT Tamburello, who’s been hit the hardest by her Nov. 14 passing. The longtime MTV star spent ample time with his ex in the weeks leading up to her death, and is now taking some time to himself to grieve quietly.

Before bowing out from social media entirely, CT took to Instagram to thank fans for the support. “Hello everyone, My family, and I, want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and kind words you all have shown me during the hardest time of my life,” he captioned a photo of himself with his parents. “I honestly did not expect to receive so much support. I am going to take some time for myself. And before I go, I thought it was appropriate to let everyone know that you are all appreciated. Thank you so very much!”

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The day before, the Rivals II winner shared a photo of his longtime love with an emotional caption, calling the 32-year-old his “angel,” and vowing to hold onto their plan to “be together forever.”

Diem died after a long battle with cancer on Nov. 14, and was laid to rest on Nov. 18 in New York City.

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