TJ Paradise, an old friend of Ashley Roberts, passed away at a young age while battling cancer, “You will be forever loved”

TJ Paradise's sudden demise left many heartbroken, where his old friend Ashley Roberts says, "Wish this wasn't true."


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Anthony TJ Paradise, aka TJ Paradise, a respected American real estate agent and a good friend of Ashley Roberts, tragically passed away on 4 May 2024 due to cancer.

According to his husband, Bobby Newberry, he had been battling cancer for the past four years.

Newberry sorrowfully stated that he left peacefully while being surrounded by loved ones, as he said, “Even in this dark time there was so much light and love in the room.

On 9 May 2024, American singer and dancer Ashley Roberts, 42, also shared a poignant tribute to her friend TJ Paradise.

In the caption, she emotionally states how kind, caring, and open-hearted he was while also admiring his cooking skills.

Further, she emotionally stated, “Wish this wasn’t true. May you rest in peace, dear friend. Spread those wings, angel. You will be forever loved.

Roberts also mentioned his husband, Newberry, saying he is not the only one broken by his loss while assuring they are all there for him in this darkest time.

TJ Paradise was one of the city’s top 30 real estate agents

Anthony TJ Paradise was born and raised in a family of contractors in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Due to his parents’ profession, he learned to deal with people and enhanced his communication skills at an early age.

Later, he decided to pursue a career in a similar field and received a double degree in marketing and management from Northeastern University.

After completing his education, he moved to Los Angeles, hoping to get work in television production and set design.

Further, he worked in the 2004 famous reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and gained much success from there.

He collected various ideas and knowledge of architectural designs and styles, which he later used in his real estate business.

Paradise’s career as a realtor started in 2012 after he joined Sotheby’s International Realty, founded in 1976. The firm has over 23,000 highly educated and trusted sales agents working in around 70 countries.

During his tenure at Sotheby’s, he made a total of 82 successful deals, whereas, in the last 12 months, he closed 8 deals, as per his LinkedIn profile, Anthony Paradise.

According to his clients, his secret to being a successful realtor is that he deeply cares about them and understands their needs. One client claims he was an experienced, effective, and pragmatic realtor.

As he started growing in the real estate business, helping people buy and sell properties around Los Angeles, the Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the city’s top 30 real estate agents in 2021.

However, as life does not always go in a straight line, Paradise’s life took a different turn when he was diagnosed with cancer.

TJ Paradise continued making memories with his loved ones till the end of his life

Despite having fatal cancer, TJ Paradise did not stop living his life, as keep making memories while battling with the disease.

When he took the last breath of his life, TJ Paradise was surrounded by his loved ones, including his father, mother Anne Paradise, sisters Angela Paradise and Victoria Paradise McDonald, nephews, niece, and beloved husband, Bobby Newberry.

When he found out about his cancer, he started giving more time to his family and friends, as he did not want to waste even a second of his life. Moreover, he also uploaded an Instagram post urging people, “Life is too short; spend it with the ones you love.

Similarly, TJ Paradise often uploaded various pictures on his Instagram with his family and friends having sweet memories, especially with his husband, Bobby Newberry.

Bobby Newberry, 29, and TJ Paradise had been together for exactly twenty and a half years, as mentioned by Newberry in his post paying tribute to Paradise.

However, the couple had been married for only 3 and half years since they tied the knot on 27 September 2020.

Before their marrige, TJ Paradise was a close friend to Bobby Newberry as Ashley Roberts. However, after being together for years, they slowly started dating, and with time, their friendship turned into love.

On August 10, 2023, Paradise shared a post wishing his husband on his birthdate. In the caption, he wrote, “Happy Birthday to my partner in everything. My life wouldn’t be the same without you.

Bobby Newberry is a famous musical artist and dancer who was born on August 10, 1994, in Orange County, California.

The 29-year-old Bobby Newberry, a famous media personality, also runs a YouTube channel, theBobbyNewberry.

He has uploaded over 198 videos and has over 151K subscribers to date.

Additional Information

  • As a realtor, TJ Paradise mainly handled property around Los Angeles, as he lived in Beverly Hills, California.
  • In 2022, RealTrends listed TJ Paradise among America’s Best Top Thousands Agents.
  • TJ Paradise was openly gay and married to his long-term friend Bobby Newberry.
  • His husband, Bobby Newberry, won a VMA for Best Choreography in the Music Video When I Grow Up.
  • Newberry provided choreography for famous Hollywood singers, including Nicki Minaj, Yo Gotti, and Eminem.
Ruhi Tiwari
Ruhi Tiwari
Ruhi Tiwari, a passionate content writer with 2 years of experience, weaves captivating tales through her words. Beyond her profession, she immerses herself in the art of storytelling, channeling her creativity into compelling narratives.


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