Alyssa Scott took to her Instagram Story to share a touching tribute to her late son Zen, who tragically died of brain cancer earlier this month at just five months old.
On Monday, the 28-year-old model, who shared Zen with Nick Cannon, 41, posted cute photos of her baby, including one in which she was seen holding him as she sat on the beach.
âI see you in everything beautiful,â Alyssa wrote in the photo.
Moving: Alyssa Scott took to her Instagram Story to share a touching tribute to her late son Zen, who tragically died of brain cancer earlier this month at just five months old
Loving memories: Cannon, left, âcelebratedâ Zen’s short life. He is pictured with his son and former Flame, and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott in an Instagram post
In the moving image, she smiled softly at the camera as she wrapped her arm around Zen, who was nestled in her lap.
The child had a white blanket draped over his head and put his fingers in his mouth as he looked to the side.
The bright sun descended on the couple and flooded the photo with light.
Remember him: The social media influencer shared a photo in which Zen was seen smiling broadly in the reflection of a mirror as he sat in his car seat
The social media influencer shared another photo in which Zen was seen smiling broadly in the reflection of a mirror as he sat in his car seat.
Alyssa, who was sitting in the car next to Zen, looked lovingly at her son and gently held his tiny hand.
Scott also posted a video of Zen looking at his mother and making cooing noises while lying on a blanket.
The next day, Alyssa posted a black and white image of her pregnancy with Zen.
In the photo, she and Nick were seen leaning against a rock as the rapper gently put his hand on his baby bump.
She captioned the photo with a red heart emoji.
Cannon first shared the news of his son’s death in a tearful segment during his eponymous Tuesday day talk show.
Back then: The next day, Alyssa posted a black and white image of her pregnancy with Zen. In the photo, she and Nick were seen leaning against a rock as the rapper gently put his hand on his baby bump
Last Wednesday, Alyssa remembered her son in a heartbreaking video that included footage of him as a newborn baby until shortly before his death in December and included a dark note to his son
‘Oh my sweet Zen. The pain I felt in my arm while holding you is slowly fading. It’s a painful reminder that you’re no longer there, ” his caption began.
âI caught myself staring in the backseat as I drove only to see the mirror no longer reflecting your perfect face towards me. When I close a door too tight, I hold my breath and wince knowing that a soft cry will follow shortly. He is not coming. The silence is deafening.
Loving memories: Alyssa remembered her late son Zen last Wednesday in heartbreaking video
âFor the past 5 months, we have participated in this race together. We passed the baton to each other. You allowed me to continue, âshe continued. “It would be the middle of the night and you would smile at me.” A surge of energy would fill my body and pure joy would radiate from within me. We were a team, both determined to make it happen.
âIt’s unbearable to run without you now. I can not. And at the moment I feel carried.
‘By your sister .. By God. By complete strangers encouraging me not to give up. It has been an honor and a privilege to be your mom, âshe concluded. ‘I will love you for eternity. 6 â¢ 23 â¢ 21 – 12 â¢ 5 â¢ 21. ‘
Personal letter: âOh my sweet Zen. The pain I felt in my arm while holding you is slowly fading. It’s a painful reminder that you’re no longer there, ” his caption began.
The montage, whose soundtrack was accompanied by promises of bittersweet songs by JhenÃ© Aiko, first showed Zen as a little newborn baby swaddled in blankets.
He slept peacefully on a fur rug while Alyssa’s three-year-old daughter, from a previous relationship, read a book next to him.
Zen looked incredibly cute in staged scenes from a photoshoot, as he lay in a small basket and dozed in an acorn-shaped bucket while wearing a gray knit beanie.
The little boy looked full of life in another scene showing him looking at Alyssa as they took a bath together.
He had wide eyes and gently stuck his tongue out periodically.
Final days: But the video also referred to darker times for the family, and Alyssa made no attempt to hide her son’s medical issues
But the video also referred to darker times for the family, and Alyssa made no attempt to hide her son’s medical issues.
Zen was in bed in a clip and showed a cute smile as he was hooked up to electrodes.
He was pushed into a bed on casters in another clip and had what appeared to be more electrode parts stuck around his head.
The little boy appeared less animated in a late section of the montage which showed him playing with a toy piano.
Alyssa concluded her video with an affectionate clip of her Zen cradling on her knees as she leaned forward to look him in the eye.
Last Tuesday, Cannon shared the news of his son’s death in an emotional segment of his daytime talk show.
He looked at how his son had suffered from hydrocephalus, which appeared to have been caused by brain cancer.
Tearful: Last Tuesday, Cannon shared the news of his death in an emotional segment of his daytime talk show. He recounted how Zen’s hydrocephalus led them to discover his brain cancer
Although the parents remained hopeful, Zen’s condition began to deteriorate rapidly around Thanksgiving.
According to Cannon, he and his former flame first realized something was wrong when their son was two months old and appeared to have an unusually large head. They were also concerned that he would have breathing problems.
âI always noticed he was coughing so I wanted to check,â said the host. âHe had this interesting breathing and at the age of two months he also had this nice sized head – a cannon head.
âWe didn’t think about it. But I wanted to take her to the doctor for her sinuses and her breathing. We thought it would be routine.
It turned out to be much more serious, and Zen had to have brain surgery and had to have a bypass insert to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid that had accumulated around his brain.
Cannon said he made “a worthwhile effort to spend as much time as possible” with his son over the weekend.
He said he was on his way to the airport on Sunday when he received a call telling him to come home to say goodbye to his son.
Saying goodbye: He said he and Zen’s mother, model Alyssa Scott, went to the beach with their child moments before his death
Cannon recounted how he last held Zen, saying, “You can’t heal until you feel yourself.”
The actor also defended his return to work just days after the tragedy.
“I prayed for the strength of God, and that is why I am here today, for I know that he puts the heaviest and heaviest weight on the shoulders of his strongest shoulders,” Cannon said, before calling the episode “a celebration of life” for his son.
A source later told Entertainment Tonight that Cannon was supposed to pre-record one show on Monday and film another live, but both were “unexpectedly canceled on Sunday,” with an older episode airing that day. in place.
In June, days before Zen was born, Cannon welcomed twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa.
He also shares an 11-month-old Powerful Queen daughter and four-year-old Golden son with Brittany Bell.
The Drumline star shares his old children, twins Moroccan and Monroe, with ex-wife Mariah Carey.