A beloved member of the cast of the reality show Basketball Wives, Brooke Bailey's daughter, Kayla, died in a tragic car accident just over a year ago. The loss weighed heavily on Brooke, who has remained steadfast in her commitment to honoring Kayla and uplift others in her stead. The mother of two sons has even created a non-profit in her name, KNB Life, which works to provide underprivileged teens and young adults with full scholarships to beauty institutions.
The late influencer was only 25 years old when she died in a car crash on Sunday. According to a police report cited by WREG, the reality star and another passenger were killed when their Mercedes-Benz SUV collided with a tractor trailer. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
Brooke was first introduced to the world of reality television when she joined the cast of the VH1 hit series Basketball Wives in its second season, replacing original cast member Imani Showalter. She re-appeared on the 10th season and was an integral part of the franchise's ongoing storyline about her in vitro fertilization journey.
Throughout the years, she's had several high profile relationships with professional athletes, including NBA players DeSean Jackson and Vernon Macklin. She also dated former NFL wide receiver Michael Vick for a short time in 2013. In addition to her role on the show, Brooke is an entrepreneur and owns a successful business called Brooke Bailey Boutique. She has been vocal about her desire to round out her family, and was reportedly on the verge of introducing a baby girl to the mix.