Donald Faison shared a sweet tribute to his ex-wife and mother to three of his children, Lisa Askey, who recently died of unknown causes. The “Scrubs” star posted a heartfelt Instagram note on Wednesday, expressing his gratitude to his late partner, despite their differences.
“My son Dade is very brave. Today he and his brother Kobe and sister Kaya lost their mother. Lisa Askey Faison,” he wrote in the caption. “She and I never really saw eye to eye but one thing we did share was our love for our children. RIP Lisa. You raised three beautiful children into fine adults and I am forever grateful for that. May god bless your soul with light and love.”
Faison reposted an image his son Dade shared earlier of himself holding his mother’s hand. Dade captioned the photo, “I just wanted to say thank you so much mom! You have been there for me when I needed you most.”
Faison and Askey reportedly met when she was a nursing student and went on to marry in 2001. The two divorced in 2005, but shared twins Dade and Kaya, as well as another son, Kobe.
In 2012, the “Clueless” actor married reality star CaCee Cobb, with whom he has two children, Rocco, 3, and Wilder, 22 months. He also has another son, Sean, from a previous relationship.