Whitney Port opens up about being 'grateful and sad' in post on grief: 'Well said'

Whitney Port is getting candid about grief after losing her father-in-law earlier this month. (Photo by Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Whitney Port is getting candid about grief after losing her father-in-law earlier this month. (Photo by Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Whitney Port is opening up about her emotions.

The 37-year-old TV personality took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a couple of photos of herself posing for the camera alongside a caption looking inward. In the shots, "The Hills" star wore a purple cropped cashmere cardigan with dark blue mom jeans and nude heels.

Port accessorized the look with a woven handbag and crystal necklace, as she wore her hair in a sleek high bun.

"Grateful and sad. Excited and tired. Proud and anxious," Port began in her caption for the post. "A lot of you are writing to me about grief. Grief accentuates the multitude of feelings we can have at one time. It's OK. We are not just one thing, nor do we need to limit ourselves to feeling one emotion at a time. Sometimes, we need to ride with the wave and feel it all. Just know the internal chaos will pass and settle in time."

Fans showed their support for Port in the comments section of her post, with many appreciating her openness and adding their own words of advice.

"Such a warm light," one fan commented between six white heart emojis.

"Thank you for saying how two emotions can exist all at the same time!! So, so important. Helps me feel sane," another fan joked. "I'm going through all these same feelings all at once and all over the place after losing my dad! It's so, so hard. I agree about riding the wave and feeling it all even when it's so hard. Thanks for sharing."

"Look at you, so balanced! You've put in a lot of work to get where you are. Congratulations!" someone shared.

"After a great loss, a friend of mine said grief is like being thrust into a foreign country and you have no passport and you don't speak the language. I never forgot that," one person replied.

"I heard once that grief is just love unfinished," another person chimed in. "Sending love, light and healing to you and Timmy."

Port, who married television producer Tim Rosenman in 2015, has often been open about her life with her more than one million Instagram followers. At the beginning of October, the fashion designer and author took to her Instagram Stories to share a touching tribute to her father-in-law, Doug Rosenman, who died at 78.

"We lost our sweet Pop Pop, Timmy's dad, this past Saturday. Our hearts are broken," Port had written. "He became my dad after my dad passed, and I can't begin to describe the hole in our hearts."

Port, who shares a five-year-old son named Sonny with her husband, admitted her father-in-law loved her "like his own daughter" and was always there for her.

"He listened to me like no other, felt when I needed a father/daughter talk, loved me like his own daughter and he was sweet as sugar," Port continued. "Sometimes, people can just make you feel like home wherever you are, and that's how he made me feel. He helped mold Timmy into the incredible man he is today and I will miss him forever. Doug/Pop Pop — I hope you've found my dad in the clouds and will watch and protect us from whoever you are. We love you endlessly."

Whitney's own father, Jeffrey Port, died in March 2013 at the age of 62 due to kidney cancer. In March 2022, Whitney shared a post on the anniversary of his death, thinking about what memories could've been made and how much love they shared.

"It's been nine years. I mourn the memories we could have made and what more I could have learned from you," she penned. "But I love my life, and so much of that is because of you. Dad, I love you. I miss you. I think about you every day. But I'm ok. And you all will be too. Grief is a lot about having all this love with nowhere to go. With time and new loves, the feeling of loss lessens. I pinky promise."

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