Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband, Thomas Henry Berry, were tragically murdered this week in Venezuela. The raven-haired beauty, 29, and Berry, 39, were reportedly waiting for a tow truck after their car broke down when unknown assailants fatally shot them. Their five-year-old daughter was shot in her leg, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Berry was born in Britain but moved to Venezuela as a child with his family. Spear grew up in the country her whole life, but moved to Florida to raise her daughter out of fear of the high violent crime rate in Venezuela. She, Spear and daughter Maya were on vacation visiting family when their car broke down in Puerto Cabello.
Spear and Berry were married in June 2008 and welcomed Maya in October of that year.
Rumors swirled that Spear and Berry divorced four years later in March 2012, but no official confirmation was ever released as to the dissolution of their marriage. In any case, the couple—or former couple—got along great and were vacationing together with Maya at the time of their untimely passings.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Spear and Berry's families, friends and loved ones during this horrific time.
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