Details concerning the final hours of Gia Allemand’s life are starting to emerge thanks to the coroner’s report and sources close to the situation. If true, they paint the picture of an extremely emotional and life-altering argument followed by the fateful decision that has and left so many shocked and saddened.
According to TMZ, Allemand spent the afternoon having lunch with her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson. During the meal, she reportedly accused him of stepping out of the relationship and cheating on her. The situation apparently got very intense. Afterwards, they headed to a local Walgreens because she wanted some Nyquil. Afterwards she told him she still wanted to make it work, but he apparently said, “I don’t love you anymore.”
Once she returned to the house, Gia reportedly called her mom and talked for an undetermined amount of time. During the call, she wrote a note leaving all of her possessions to her mother and tied a vacuum cleaner cord around the center section of the spiral staircase and around a second floor handrail. She then tied it around her neck and jumped without warning. Her mother repeatedly screamed into the phone trying to get her attention, but it was too late. Anderson raced back to the house to check on her not long after, but by that point, she had been without oxygen for thirty or forty minutes. A few days later, she officially passed away at the hospital, leaving a grieving family, a devastated boyfriend and plenty of Bachelor fans who loved watching her during Jake Pavelka’s season.
Not long after Allemand took her life, actor Lee Thompson Young of Rizzoli & Isles did the same thing. He was also twenty-nine, though the reasons behind his death remain a complete mystery. Those close to the situation are really hoping a more concrete motive will emerge, but Gia is proof that no matter how clear cut something seems, it doesn’t make the end result any less devastating. We still lost a beautiful, caring woman in her prime, and nothing will ever make that okay.
Here’s another look at the family’s official statement…
”Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong 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. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time."
Pop Blend’s sincerest well-wishes go out to everyone who was touched by Gia’s life. Some of them will never completely get over her loss, but here’s to hoping they’re able to figure out ways to cope and let some positives come out of this tragedy.