It’s only been a short time since Luke Perry‘s tragic death, but his ex-wife Minnie Sharp is helping the family through this very tough time.

The late actor’s daughter, Sophie, took to Instagram on Friday, March 8, to post some lovely words about her mom, calling her a “rock” for going above and beyond to keep everyone together through the grieving process. “You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really f–king lucky in the parental department because this is my mom Minnie. Who also happens to be my best friend,” the 18-year-old caption some then-and-now photos.

She continued, “Wow, how cliche, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now.” Take a look at the beautiful post below!

Sophie added, “She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met. How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents? I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute s–t situation without you. None of us could.” She concluded with, “Oh. And I was just informed it was national women’s day, how fitting for a post on my kick ass mama. #happynationalwomensday.” The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was married to Minnie from 1993 to 2003, and they shared kids Sophie, as well as 21-year-old son, Jack.

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Luke passed away at the age of 52 on Monday, March 4, after a suffering a massive stroke. Everyone was rocked by the news, as reactions and tributes poured in, with Sophie stating on Instagram, “A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family. And in the past 24 hours, I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support.”

She added, “I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I. I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”