A look inside. Amber Smith (neé Bartlett) revealed that she and husband Granger Smith still receive messages in which people blame them for son River’s 2019 death.The actress, 40, took to her Instagram Story on Monday, July 4, to share screenshots of lengthy, accusatory DMs.
A rep for Amber and the country singer confirmed that River died at age 3 in June 2019 after a “tragic drowning at home,” and the critical questions haven’t stopped since then, according to the Dallas alum.“Why was he not being properly protected and supervised?” one critic wrote in a lengthy message shared on Monday. “Not my business, not trying to be cruel, but to have a beautiful baby drown and then just have another kid, like … oops sorry about that one, we’ll just replace him.
How do you guys deal with knowing his death was 100 percent preventable? And then just move on?”Amber and Granger, 42, share River’s older siblings, Lincoln, 8, and London, 7, and they welcomed son Maverick, 11 months, more than two years after River’s death.The former American Crime star sarcastically captioned the screenshot, “Not her business and she’s not judging or trying to be cruel though.”She added, “The Lord is my strength when we still, three years later, receive these messages.”On Tuesday, July 5, Amber shared a screenshot of a comment on Instagram. “Why would you be such irresponsible parents?!?” the user asked. “Teach babies to swim, fence the pool, PROTECT your children!
This is your fault, you KILLED your win [sic] kid. Truly disgusting.”In response, Amber quoted James 3:6 (“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.”) and added that she has found herself forgiving those who make hateful comments.“I can’t fault these people.Read more on usmagazine.com