UPDATE: Gia Allemand’s Mom Speaks OutBy: Courtney Wills - August 17, 2013
Gia Allemand, 29, the late ‘Bachelor’ sweetheart whose caring and sweet nature made America fall in love with her, will be laid to rest in her hometown of Queens, New York, according to statements made by her mother yesterday.
Gia’s mom, Donna Micheletti, finally spoke about her daughter’s suicide on Friday. Since Gia was taken off of life support on Wednesday, (due to critical loss of brain and organ function) her mother had yet to reach out publicly, except through Gia’s publicist. Yesterday, Micheletti come out with her own statement to the media:
“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. As her mother, I am well aware of Gia’s close friends and her best friends and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements…” Micheletti then went on to say, “After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source.”
She did not comment specifically on whether the statement Gia’s boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, (an NBA player for the New Orleans Pelicans) purportedly ‘released exclusively’ was legitimate or not.
Micheletti spoke about Gia’s funeral arrangements through the family publicist; it was reported that the funeral will be held in Gia’s hometown of Queens at the Papavero Funeral Home. Neither a date nor burial location was disclosed at that time, and nothing else has been reported on the record of Gia’s passing, funeral, or burial.