Maldonado’s mother attended Exotic’s wedding to Passage.
Despite this being a fresh, devastating moment in the newlywed’s lives, Passage explained the two of them spoke about the tragedy openly. And, not only was Exotic battling this event but Passage had his own demons too.
“Joe had a long conversation with me whenever he proposed. He was like, ‘I need somebody who’s going to be here for me. You may not be in love with me right now, but you will be’,” Passage told US Weekly.
“I was in a bad place in my life and Joe really was helping me out and getting me healthy. And it was good to have somebody who I felt could take my loneliness away and bring me out of my depression and be there for me no matter what. And Joe made me feel like that.
“He would talk about Travis a lot and then he’d apologise to me and I’m like, ‘No, like there’s no need for you to apologise. You…