Gia Allemand's Boyfriend Shares Devastating New Details About Her Death

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It's so hard to believe that it's been over a year since Bachelor star Gia Allemand's tragic suicide. Now her former boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, has broken his silence and offered more insight into the events leading up to her taking her own life. A new piece featured in Sports Illustrated describes Ryan's account of him having lunch with Gia on August 12, 2013, and them getting into an argument.

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Gia accused Ryan of cheating on her, at which point he told her that he did not love her anymore. He dropped her off back at her home, and then later that day, he received the fateful phone call from her mom, Donna, who explained what she believed was happening to her daughter.

Ryan rushed to Gia's house, where he found that she'd hanged herself. She also left behind a note that said, "Mom gets everything."

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And even though Ryan did briefly address Gia's death right after it happened, we had no idea just how deeply he was affected by it, especially considering what was said during the last moments he spent with her.

He admits that he was forced to move in with his parents and could not eat or sleep alone, and that he spent his time "willing himself to go on" while reading the Bible.

OMG. This poor man. Can you even imagine the guilt that has been weighing on him since Gia's passing? We have all said things we don't mean in the heat of the moment, and there's no way he could have known the devastating turn of events that would take place right after the breakup.

But as heartbreaking as what happened to Gia is, Ryan is determined to have something positive come out of her death. He has become a spokesperson for suicide awareness and prevention and has also started The Gia Allemand Foundation along with her mother.

Ryan says, "People need to put a face to [suicide prevention and survival], and I'm okay being that face. I'm not overjoyed that I have to talk about the most painful experience of my life, but either I become that face or I tuck [myself] away in a corner and I let this rule over me."

Again, it's difficult to imagine the grief that Ryan and everyone who knew and loved Gia have experienced since August of 2013. But hopefully with time, they will be able to find a place of peace.

Please remember that if you or anyone you love is contemplating suicide, there is help available. Call 1-800-273-TALK.

 

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