Regina King can’t stop crying.

Regina King paid tribute to her son and referred to him as her “guiding light” in an emotional statement delivered on the first anniversary of his death, Ian Alexander Jr.

The tragic death of the Seven Seconds actress’s partner on January 19, 2022, left her in absolute sadness, and in her first social media post since his death, she explained the stages of grief.

She shared a video of a paper lantern flying through the air with the comment, “January 19th is Ian’s Workday. While we are still adjusting to his physical absence, we are grateful that he is still with us.”