Trevor Jones, a former contestant on Bravo’s reality dating series Millionaire Matchmaker, has died at the age of 34. Jones’ family confirmed what happened on a GoFundMe page for his wife Cherrie Jones, listing the cause of death as a rare disease called Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
According to TMZ, who first reported the news, Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder that can weaken connective tissue and cause major blood vessels in the body to spontaneously burst.
“Trevor was the type of person that left a footprint in the world without even trying,” his family revealed. “He was sincere, generous, funny, and always tried to give back.”
“Trevor had a gift where he could make anyone smile, laugh, or feel comfortable with just a look or a few words,” his family continued. “He accomplished so many amazing things in his life, but the two that made the greatest impact were marrying his best friend and greatest love, Cherrie… and the birth of his beautiful daughter, Finley, in March 2021. Trevor loved his two girls more than anything in the world and made it a point to make sure everyone knew, too.”
He is survived by his wife Cherrie, their 6-month-old daughter Finley, his father Chris, and his sister Kaitlin. A GoFundMe page set up by his family to help his daughter has raised over $113,800 as of Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Trevor Jones most famously appeared on Season 8 of Millionaire Matchmaker, a reality dating show in which matchmaker Patti Stanger set up millionaires with potential love interests. Jones hit it off with The Hills star Stephanie Pratt in his episode, but the two seemingly did not continue their relationship past the show.
The episode premiered with Stephanie Pratt as the main millionaire being set up on Jan. 15, 2015, the fifth episode of the final season of the reality dating show. The two played carnival games, with Trevor winning Stephanie Pratt a large stuffed animal pig.
“Trevor’s not a bad boy,” Stephanie said during the episode. “I would consider him a really nice, sweet guy.”
According to Patti Stanger, host of Millionaire Matchmaker, Trevor Jones “went broke in the process” of paying for IVF treatment for his wife, so that they could have their daughter, Finley.
Patti Stanger told The New York Post that she was “devastated,” after hearing the news of Trevor Jones’ passing, calling him, “the most gorgeous, sweetest, normalest, nicest person.”
“Trevor was one of the nicest daters on the show,” she told E! News, which ran on Bravo for eight seasons and 106 episodes between 2008 and 2015. “It’s hard to remember every single dater from the show but I definitely remember him. He was lovely, handsome, and will be missed.”
“I remember saying to him, ‘Can I clone you?,'” Patti recalled. “We’re all in shock. Only the good die young. He was one of the nicest guys. I remember telling Stephanie [Pratt], ‘You’re never going to do better than this.’”
Flex Watches, the business that made Jones a millionaire, was later partially bought by investor Marcus Lemonis on the CNBC realist series The Profit, which featured an appearance from Trevor Jones on television once again.
“We make watches that give back and we fight hunger,” he said on his episode. He took $400,000 for 40% of Flex Watches in The Profit episode and later made partnerships with rappers Tyga and Xzibit.
On his episode of Millionaire Matchmaker, Trevor Jones said that “Living in the now, and just appreciating everything that’s happening right in front of you,” was the biggest lesson he said he learned from past relationships.” His goal in life, he said on the show, was to “eventually be able to change the world.”