Andrea passed away March 2 after suffering a brain aneurysm. She was 55. On Sunday, Tyler posted a photo on his Instagram of himself from what is possibly his high school days and his mom looking off in the distance. She stands behind him and they both have focused, serious facial expressions.
He captioned it, "Always had my back. Still do. ❤️❤️❤️"
Tyler shared a video on his Instagram Story, too, that showed a Chinese lantern floating into the sky. He captioned it "Mama" with a heart emoji.
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He added, "I've had a lot going on in my life lately. My mom passed. We have this whole quarantine going on, so who the heck can date right now?"
Tyler explained that looking after his family — especially his two younger brothers — is his top priority. "My main goal right now is focusing on my little brothers, taking care of them and getting them where they need to be," he said.
The "Bachelorette" alum feels confident he will "be able to get through this," but admits some concern for his youngest brother, Ryan, who is 20. "He's a baby," Tyler said.