10:43 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 10/01/2013 08:10AM
Gia Allemand's boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, was brought to tears as he spoke publicly for the first time about how he was coping after her suicide.
The New Orleans Pelicans forward was the one who found the former Bachelor star, 29, in her apartment on Aug. 12, after she hanged herself, and the Times-Picayune reports that his grief was evident as he was interviewed Monday at a team media day.
"Every day is a challenge," he says. "It helps to be here. My family's with me. To be here with my teammates really helps a lot, but it's a roller-coaster."
Originally posted 09/11/2013 07:00PM
Gia Allemand's mom Donna Micheletti doesn't fault her daughter's boyfriend for leading to her shocking suicide last month.
Immediately following the tragic death of the former Bachelor contestant, 29, fingers were pointed at NBA player Ryan Anderson, who apparently told the reality starlet he didn't love her anymore.
Micheletti says such wasn't the case, and in fact, it is her daughter's dad Eugene Allemand who is to blame.
Originally posted 09/08/2013 08:00PM
Donna Micheletti's voice choked with tears as she told Dr. Phil McGraw about her daughter Gia Allemand's final moments as she tried to commit suicide on Aug. 12.
In the heartbreaking interview set to air on Dr. Phil on Tuesday, Micheletti revealed she was on the phone with her daughter, 29, as she hanged herself in her New Orleans apartment.
Micheletti believes that the Bachelor star called her because "I'm the closest person in the world to her and she didn't want to be alone when she left this world. So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess."
Originally posted 08/22/2013 03:30PM
Gia Allemand was laid to rest Thursday morning in Manhattan.
On a side street in the Chelsea neighborhood, a group of close friends and family began to gather in the rain outside the Trinity Grace Church, preparing to say goodbye to the beloved Bachelor contestant, who died in a suicide earlier this month.
Waiting photographers snapped pictures as a car pulled up to the curb outside, which was lined with floral bouquets. The sight of a large sign that read "Gia" in flowers prompted some mourners to break down in tears.
Allemand's boyfriend, basketball player Ryan Anderson, was one of the last to arrive. He entered the church with Allemand's family, remaining stony-faced as pallbearers carried the coffin inside. Once inside, he sat in the front row, as did Allemand's mother, Donna Micheletti.
Originally posted 08/21/2013 06:30PM
Hours before she hanged herself Aug. 12 with a vacuum cleaner cord, Gia Allemand argued with boyfriend Ryan Anderson over her suspicions he'd been unfaithful, according to a police report.
As Anderson dropped Allemand off at her New Orleans apartment, she told him that she still loved him; he replied, "I don't love you anymore," according to Anderson's statement to police.
Two hours later, Anderson – summoned to Allemand's apartment by her concerned mother – found Allemand hanging, according to the police report obtained by E! and TMZ.
Originally posted 08/18/2013 09:30AM
It was an emotional week for PEOPLE.com readers – from the shocking suicide of The Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand, to Bethenny Frankel's confession that her contentious divorce has been "brutal."
Fortunately, there was some relief: thank you, Jennifer Aniston.
Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow – and keep coming back to click on the emoticons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Originally posted 08/16/2013 10:30AM
Donna Micheletti, mother of Gia Allemand, issued an official statement Friday morning to set the record straight about theories and remarks that have come out about her late daughter.
Released through a media representative, Micheletti's statement said, "The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter. There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia's death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers."
Originally posted 08/15/2013 12:15PM
Evident by the outpouring of heartbreaking Tweets from past and present members of The Bachelor franchise, season 14's Gia Allemand, 29, was a beloved contestant.
Remembered for her long, brown locks, carefree personality and fit physique, the third finalist in Jake Pavelka's season died of an apparent suicide on Wednesday after being hospitalized in critical condition on Monday night, following a "serious emergency medical event," ABC said.
While Allemand's death is a tragedy, her life can be remembered in notable TV clips during her time in the reality TV spotlight. Here are five of the New Yorker's most memorable on-camera moments:
Originally posted 08/14/2013 07:00PM
NBA player Ryan Anderson, who discovered girlfriend Gia Allemand after her apparent suicide attempt, issued a statement Wednesday mourning the loss of The Bachelor starlet.
"I'm deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans," says Anderson. "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."
Originally posted 08/14/2013 06:30PM
The death of Gia Allemand, who competed for Jake Pavelka's heart on season 14 of The Bachelor shocked those who knew her – particularly fellow contestants from the reality love show, as well as the very bachelor whose heart she was hoping to win.
The 29-year-old was found Monday night in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson.
Following her death, her family members praised Allemand in a statement, saying, "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."
Read on to see what others had to say about the late reality star online:
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