Tiffany Thornton, known for her role in the Disney Channel’s Sonny With a Chance, lost her husband, Chris Carney, in a car accident early on Friday morning. He was just 35 years old.
The father of two was a passenger in a vehicle driven by friend, 37-year-old Ezekiel Blanton, when the car hit a tree while going around a bend. Blanton was killed in the crash, too.
Chris Carney, who was married to Disney star Tiffany Thornton, was killed in a car crash https://t.co/TRlGgBzBDK pic.twitter.com/EDgKQhn6FO
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) December 4, 2015
Tiffany Thornton and Chris Carney had two children together. Kenneth James “KJ” Carney is three and Bentley Cash Carney is just 21 months old. How sad that these little boys will have so few memories of their dad as they are growing up.
Demi Lovato starred in Sonny With a Chance with Tiffany Thornton and even caught the bouquet at her wedding to Chris Carney. She Tweeted her disbelief when she learned of the tragedy.
This isn't real
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 4, 2015
Demi Lovato’s boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama is the godfather of Tiffany Thornton and Chris Carney’s older boy. He has yet to comment on social media.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Tiffany Thornton, a 105.9 KLAZ radio show host and blogger for Disney, shared she had lost a very close friend named Brittany Blanton. She shared her sorrow via Instagram.
“I keep thinking this can’t be real. One of my very best friends is gone and the place she holds in my heart will never be filled. Brittany was one of the coolest people I’ve ever known, filled with the loudest and most contagious laughter, a huge heart, a beautiful smile and an unbelievable faith in others that not a lot of people have. It was such a blessing having her stand by me in my wedding and I was honored to stand by her in hers. From way too much eye shadow, bangs, boyfriends we THOUGHT were our soul mates, trips to Destin and Cancun, late nights at the Blanton casa with way too much queso, to growing older, nights of reminiscing, phone calls to help eachother keep our chins up in the tough times, and laughing at how cool we thought we were back in the day….and still eating way too much queso….you will forever be missed. Reserve me a spot next to you in Heaven BB, I know I’ll see you,” she captioned a photo montage of her late friend.
It’s uncertain if Brittany Blanton was related to Ezekiel Blanton, the man who was killed alongside Chris Carney.
Former Disney star Tiffany Thornton's husband has died: https://t.co/bzz8dqyeL6 pic.twitter.com/9pn6QZmRT7
— E! Online (@eonline) December 4, 2015
Tiffany Thornton has a long road ahead of her. Not only must she bury a young husband, she must try to figure out a way for his sudden absence to make sense to her very young sons.
Hopefully lots of close family members and friends and able and willing to step in and help her for as long as she needs them.