To make matters worse, a very public custody battle followed, which obviously didn't help on the peace or privacy fronts.
Fortunately, the 15-year-old seems to be doing much better now and she made a very rare social media appearance to prove it.
Shortly after Paul passed away, Meadow took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support. She has only tweeted twice since then and we hadn't seen any pictures of her.
Then, yesterday, Meadow posted this gorgeous bikini photo of herself on Instagram with the caption "glad to be back."
Fans were quick to point out how much she resembles her late father. Others just complimented how beautiful she looked and how good it was to see a smile on her face.
We couldn't agree more with both of those sentiments.
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