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Catherine Giudici Tells Sean Lowe: My Dad Tried to Kill Himself In Front of Me

Catherine Giudici is one of Sean Lowe's sweetest contestants — she's non-stop fun, always has a positive attitude, and don't even get us started on her amazing locks of love. So you can imagine how shocked Sean was to find out about her troubled relationship with her father, who tried to commit suicide when she was a teenager.

"He was battling depression for a very, very long time.... When I was 14, my dad had a suicide attempt in front of my sisters and I, and he was immediately taken away," Catherine told Sean on the beaches of St. Croix during The Bachelor Season 17, Episode 7. "It's kinda hard for me to deal with, because he's my dad. I needed you to know that."

Catherine is currently in touch with her father, though he lives in China and won't be around for Sean's hometown date next week. And speaking of Sean, he seemed pretty affected by Catherine's story. "She was shaking, might cry," Sean said during an interview. "I was admiring how strong she is, and how great she is despite all these things."

We have to agree with Sean on this one! Catherine is amazingly strong considering what she's been through, and her ability to share such an emotional story with Sean is a testament to the strength of their relationship.