Gia Allemand of The Bachelor Hospitalized in Critical Condition

08/13/2013 at 07:05 PM EDT

Gia Allemand of The Bachelor Hospitalized in Critical Condition
Gia Allemand
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Gia Allemand, who starred on season 14 of The Bachelor, has been admitted to a New Orleans hospital in critical condition.

The 29-year-old was taken to University Hospital "following a serious emergency medical event" on Monday night, ABC says in a statement.

Allemand's mother is with her, as is her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans.

"On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time," the release states. No more information about the emergency was released.



Jake Pavelka, who romanced Allemand on The Bachelor, Tweeted on Tuesday, "Please pray for @GiaAllemand… A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know… #powerofprayer."

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