As new details come to light following Ashley’s tragic suicide, it appeared that her bully Alison Tinari’s friendship with Ashley’s boyfriend Drew Heissenbuttel was to blame. But, that is not the case, HollywoodLife.com can reveal EXCLUSIVELY.
Ashley Riggitano, 22, died when she jumped off the George Washington Bridge on Feb. 6, as she could no longer handle being tormented by bullies. Ashley, who suffered from depression, was supposed to be dating Drew Heissenbuttel, and his close friendship with her frenemie Alison Tinari was a huge bone of contention for her. And now, HollywoodLife.com can reveal all the EXCLUSIVE information of Drew, 22, and Ashley’s relationship.
Ashley Riggitano & Drew Heissenbuttel — The Truth About Their Relationship
It looks like Ashley and Drew were no longer seeing each other.
“Ashley was not dating anyone; she was single,” a source close to the family EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com.
However, when HollywoodLife.com spoke to source close to Drew, they told us exclusively that “Drew went to work today, but he had to leave early.”
Even though Ashley is confirmed to have been single at the time of her death, it looks like Drew was affected by her tragic suicide.
Drew, Ashley and Alison Tinari — Their Alleged Love Triangle
In early January 2013, Ashley and Alison got into a fight on Facebook over Drew. Ashley started the argument when she sent Alison a message telling her to stay away from Drew, reports the New York Post.
“[S]ince drew cannot take care of the issue at hand, I will,” wrote Ashley. “You have been nothing but a bitch to me every time you walked in the door ignoring my existence maybe because you were so concerned with picking up your drugs… Everyone who has spoken to me when i came into the picture told me all about you and his friends had nothing good to say except you used Drew for his money.”
Alison wrote back, “Go try to kill yourself on Xanax again, you untable loser. Go f*** yourself and never speak to me again.”
How horrific. Ashley’s family wish to celebrate her life, and they have planned her funeral for Feb. 12.
Ashley’s sister spoke to HollywoodLife.com exclusively: “We will be focusing on the issue publicly within the next few weeks and we are celebrating my sister’s life and we would like everyone to respect our privacy as we grieve.”
Our thoughts are with the Riggitano family.
— Reporting by Chloe Melas & Eleanore Hutch
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