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Bachelor fans continue to be shocked and saddened by Gia Allemand's tragic suicide, and everyone is wondering how something like this could happen to such a vibrant, sweet, and wonderful woman.
We've been keeping her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers, and now it looks as though her mother may finally be ready to talk to the media about what happened.
According to Reality Steve, Gia's mom will appear on Dr. Phil on September 10th to discuss her daughter's death -- along with another guest who just seems, well -- a bit out of place.
Supposedly the episode has already been filmed, and none other than former Bachelor Jake Pavelka will be appearing alongside Gia's mom.
I know they remained friends even after Gia came in third on his season of The Bachelor -- but what the heck is Jake Pavelka doing going on national television to talk about her death -- with her mom? Jake's season aired back in 2010, so their romance has been long over for quite some time.
Shouldn't Gia's boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, be the one speaking about her on the show instead of Jake? It could be that Ryan isn't ready to talk about Gia -- or that he's simply not comfortable discussing her death on TV.
I can't exactly put my finger on it, but something about him has always rubbed me the wrong way -- and it just seems so strange for him to sit there next to Gia's mother in the role of the grieving ex-boyfriend -- when he's been out of the picture for years. I hate to say it, but it almost appears as though he's taking this opportunity to get back into the spotlight (as shady as that sounds.)
It will be interesting to hear exactly what Jake has to say, and if nothing else, maybe he'll serve as a source of support for her poor mother during the interview? At this point, I think that's probably all we can hope for.
Are you planning on watching this episode of Dr. Phil?
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