Stephanie Moseley Was “Optimistic” About Earl Hayes Before Alleged Murder-Suicide

Stephanie Moseley and Earl Warren Hayes
Stephanie Moseley and Earl Warren Hayes were found dead.  Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

The deaths of dancer and actress Stephanie Moseley and rapper Earl Hayes came as a shock this week to those who were close to the couple. The two stars were found dead on Monday, Dec. 8, in Los Angeles, killed in an apparent murder-suicide. 

While the married couple had separated once before, loved ones conveyed that the gunshots that led police to Moseley and Hayes' Park La Brea home were entirely unexpected. 

"They had recently gotten back together and were trying to work things out," homicide Detective Scott Masterson told the Associated Press of the late Moseley, 30, and Hayes, 34.

The detective added that he spoke to the Hit the Floor star's family members in Canada, and they had no reason to think that Moseley was in danger. 

Masterson reported that the family said that "things were going pretty [well] and that she was upbeat and optimistic about things," adding that those working on the case do not know "what made it turn so violent Monday morning."

Moseley's friend and life coach Burrel L. Wilks expressed a similar sentiment of confusion and disbelief earlier this week. 

"I've had sit-downs with both of them so whatever happened behind those doors we'll never know," he told NBC's L.A. affiliate. "But I heard out of her own mouth, he never raised a hand on her so this is kind of stunning."

America's Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille, who was a close personal friend of Moseley's, added in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, "Everyone has their problems, but if you're asking if anyone knew that something would come to this, hell no… I thought it was a lie when I got the phone call." 

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