The online world has been abuzz with the news that Tommy Smith, father of popular YouTube star Everleigh Rose Smith-Soutas, died in September 2022. He was 29 years old. His cause of death was not officially announced, but his heartbroken girlfriend Courtney Santaella shared an Instagram post confirming his passing.
Savannah and Cole LaBrant, the couple behind the highly popular YouTube channel the LaBrant Family, have not addressed Smith’s death on their channel. Instead, they opted to focus on their current family adventures. In one video, they praised their children and thanked viewers for their support.
Although Savannah and Cole have a strong marriage, her relationship with Smith was a volatile one. In fact, she even claimed he had cheated on her while she was pregnant with Everleigh.
Despite their rocky past, the two ultimately worked out their custody issues and co-parented effectively. They often posted TikTok videos and Instagram photos of them together, including a Father’s Day photo with Everleigh smiling on her step-father’s shoulders.
But after the tragic news of his death, some fans have expressed concern that the LaBrants are using this opportunity to get more views on their channel. They fear that their child may be exploited during this difficult time and that she will not receive the support she needs. The LaBrants are renowned for their authenticity and openness in their content, but some are still not convinced.