AceShowbiz - Bevin Prince has finally addressed her husband's death. The "One Tree Hill" star decided to talk about how she coped with William Friend's passing, five months after he was fatally struck by lightning.
"It's an absolute living nightmare. It was like any other day that we'd done a million times," the 40-year-old said when appearing on "1 on1 With Jon Evans" pocast which was dropped on Friday, December 2. "The storm was far away. We're on the boat, everything's fine. And then, in an instant, everything has changed. There's no normal, and there's no playbook for it."
Bevin said she and her late spouse were on a boat near Masonboro Island, off the coast of Wilmington, when the July incident happened. She said they happened to be next to a boat carrying a nurse, a former member of the military and a bounty hunter, who immediately helped them out.
The actress added that the police boat also happened to be riding by, and they quickly moved William's body from the couple's boat to the police boat. "In my mind, there was absolutely nothing that could have been done. And I have to accept that this is larger than me and my understanding at this time," she said.
Bevin says she's still taking things day to day and that "some days, it doesn't feel OK." She further explained, "I can stay here on this planet, or I cannot, and that's not an option for me... So, I really only have one option. I knew when Will passed, I said, 'OK, I was fortunate enough to experience the kind of love and support and partnership that I know so many people will never feel, so my life's now a service. My life now is service. That's it.' "
"I'm going to do everything I can to serve the people in my community and the people that work with me and my friends and my family and I will continue to show up and do that. That's all I know," she continued. "That's all I can do. That's the only option."