Selling Sunset Stars Mary Fitzgerald Bonnet and Jason Oppenheim Announce Their Dog Niko Died

Selling Sunset stars Jason Oppenheim and Mary Fitzgerald Bonnet are grieving their dog Niko.

On Thursday, the former couple said that their older dog Niko died at the age of 18. The two were previously in a relationship and shared custody of their two dogs, Niko and Zelda, after their divorce.

The celebrity realtors paid a heartfelt tribute to their dog in a joint Instagram post featuring multiple photos of Niko, Oppenheim, 46, and Fitzgerald Bonnet, 43, over the years.

The couple began the post by sharing how Niko “made them laugh and laugh and fill them up.” [their] world with immense happiness”, for the last 18 years. “With your unconditional love and devotion, you comforted us when we cried and helped heal our hearts when they were broken.”

The Instagram carousel featured photos of Nike through the years, along with older photos of the dog as a puppy with its owners.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim’s dog Niko.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim/ Instagram

Along with older photos of Nika, the dedication post also included images of Oppenheim and Fitzgerald Bonnet posing for professional photos with Niko and their other dog, Zelda, as well as Thor, the dog Fitzgerald Bonnet shares with her husband Romain Bonnet.

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Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim’s dogs Niko and Zelda.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim/ Instagram

The post also included a photo of Fitzgerald Bonnet and Bonnet with three dogs. Along with remembering their dog in the post, Fitzgerald Bonnet and Oppenheim shared a photo of matching tattoos of Nika’s name on their forearms. Oppenheim also included a small paw print.

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Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim’s dog Niko.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim/ Instagram

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The post went on to share how Niko taught the former couple and their friends and family “valuable lessons.”

“You opened our eyes to depths we had no idea love could reach, you taught us a higher level of patience and selflessness and showed us what true loyalty and devotion looks like,” the caption read. “Even at the very end when your body and mind were failing and utterly exhausted, you still fought tirelessly to hold on for us, refusing to give in.”

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim's dog Niko has died

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim get matching tattoos for their dog Nick.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim/ Instagram

The two admitted that it was difficult for them to say goodbye to Nika, explaining that it was their “turn to be selfless and strong” for Nika. “Ripping out our own hearts to help you avoid suffering was the only loving option we had. It was the hardest thing we’ve ever done.”

“If love could save you, you would live forever. We already miss you so much, but now you are at peace. We know you are still with us, just in a different form,” the description continues.

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Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim’s dog Niko.

Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim/ Instagram

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The TV personalities admitted that they “struggle to find the words to describe” their feelings for him, adding “because nothing can express the love and joy that fills our hearts, where you will always remain.”

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“You changed our lives forever. Until we get to where you are, we send you all our love, you are forever and always our boy. Our bubby, our Niko,” concluded Oppenheim and Fitzgerald Bonnet.

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