Taylor Momsen Bids An Emotional Farewell: ‘I Lost My Beloved Life Long Soulmate’

Taylor Momsen recently took to Instagram to announce the loss of her beloved dog, Petal, who had been her lifelong companion for over 16 years.

The Pretty Reckless vocalist shared a tribute on social media to her late dog, Petal, who passed away on Friday, March 8. The musician posted a video montage that featured moments spent with Petal, accompanied by a caption:

“With the heaviest of hearts, I have to tell you all… On Friday, March 8, I lost my beloved lifelong soulmate Petal. Petal has been with me for over half of my life. For 16 years, we shared everything together. She lived the fullest of lives… She toured the world, she lived in NYC, islands in Maine, sunny LA… She’s been in recording studios and TV sets and video shoots… Planes, trains, boats, busses, and cars.”

Petal’s Lasting Legacy In Momsen’s Heart

She continued, further sharing her last words to her late dog:

“She was always by my side, and I miss her like a piece of my heart. Here’s to Petal, the wonder dog and the tiniest beautiful flower that gave me so much love. I’m the luckiest person to have had you. I’ll always love you, Petal, and you’ll always be in my heart… I miss you more than words can express. Thank you to everyone who shared love for her and helped take care of her over the years.”

Fans Show Their Support

The news of Petal’s passing sparked an outpouring of condolences and support from fans and followers. Many shared their own stories of loss and offered comforting words to Momsen. One fan commented:

“Omg, I’m so sorry! Petal was the fifth member of TPR and brought so much joy to us fans. Again, I’m terribly sorry for your loss. Sending you all my love.”

Another expressed empathy, saying:

“Losing a beloved pet is the worst. So glad you were able to give her such an incredible and vibrant life. Sending you lots of love.”

Aside from her personal loss, Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless have been making headlines with their music career. In May 2023, the band announced they had entered the studio to begin working on their fifth album. More recently, Momsen shared her physical preparation for the recording sessions in a series of workout photos.

You can see the singer’s post here.