So sad. Less than 24 hours after Gia Allemand’s death, it has been reported that the ‘Bachelor’ star was upset that her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, hadn’t proposed yet. Could this be why she attempted suicide?
Gia Allemand, a former star of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad, died on August 14 after she was hospitalized for two days due to a suicide attempt. Gia’s boyfriend, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, remained by her side during her final moments. However, a new report suggests that a rift between the couple may be the reason behind Gia’s suicide attempt.
Gia Allemand Suicide — Why ‘The Bachelor’ Star Took Her Life
“Gia and Ryan were a happy couple. It’s unfair to categorize their relationship as rocky, but in the weeks leading up to her death they did have their first major fight,” an insider told Radar Online. “And because their relationship was so solid for the most part, Gia had expressed her sadness that Ryan hadn’t proposed to her yet, telling friends she was upset over it.”
Ryan, who found Gia, 29, unconscious and hanging in her home, rushed her to the hospital on August 12.
“There were literally NO red flags that Gia would take her own life,” the insider told Radar. “Even with how upset Gia was over the rift in her relationship with Ryan, friends just cannot believe she would commit suicide over it. The whole thing is just heartbreaking.”
Following, Gia’s death, Ryan released an emotional statement:
I’m deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans,” he said in a statement. “Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared.
Gia Allemand Dead From Suicide
Furthermore, Gia’s family also released an official statement to HollywoodLife.com:
Television personality and Model/Actress Gia Marie Allemand (29) passed away today at University Hospital, New Orleans. While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt. Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support. Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today. Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites. Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.
Gia appeared on the 14th season of The Bachelor, where she made Jake Pavelka‘s final three.
Our thoughts go out to Gia’s friends and family during this difficult time.