Ali Fedotowsky Tears Up Talking About Gia Allemand’s Suicide
Ali Fedotowksy struggled to hold back tears as she talked about the suicide of her close friend and fellow The Bachelor star Gia Allemand.
Fedotosky had been with Allemand just a week before her suicide attempt at the viewing party of The Bachelorette finale attended by those in the Bachelor/ Bachelorette community. "She was really, really a special person, and not everybody in the Bachelor family gets along," Fedotowsky said on E! News, where she’s recently become a correspondent. "But Gia was one of those people that everyone really loved. It's really sad to think that she was in that much pain."
While in New York City, Fedotowsky and Allemand also went out with just themselves, where they brought each other up to speed on how they were doing. "We had dinner and talked about life, and talked about what she wanted to do, the next steps of her life," Ali tells Giuliana Rancic. “It's hard to see that she wanted to cut [her life] short because she was talking about that she wanted to work with animals, that she really loved that, how she could take that volunteering work and make it a job.”
"We talked for hours, just about life, and I know there were things she was going through, things that will always remain between me and her—but I didn't see it at all, not at all, and I just wish I had seen something,” Fedotowsky continued. "You can't help but play the conversation back in your head over and over and over and wish you could have done something," Ali said. "And knowing how hurt I am and how I feel, I just can't even imagine what she was going through, or her family…So I just hope we remember her for how wonderful she was."
Allemand died on Wednesday, Aug. 16 after a suicide attempt on Monday in her New Orleans home. Her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, found her hanging unconscious and immediately called 911. She was taken to University Hospital, where she was taken off life support after she suffered a critical loss of brain and organ function.
Allemand’s funeral will take place in her hometown of Queens, N.Y., sometime next week.
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