The tragic news of Bachelor Season 14 and Bachelor Pad Seasons 1 and 2 star Gia Allemand's death shocked Bachelor Nation today, August 14. As we try to process this devastating news, let's take a look back at the 29-year-old's relationship with her boyfriend, NBA Star Ryan Anderson.
We were all introduced to Gia on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, where she was the second to last woman eliminated by Jake Pavelka. She was devastated by it at the time.
In August of 2010, Bachelor Pad debuted. Gia was in a committed relationship at the time, and remained faithful, resulting in her elimination when she wouldn't take part in a kissing contest. However, that relationship did not work out.
April 26, 2011:
Gia tweeted that she had a boyfriend, linking to a goofy photo of Orlando Magic player Ryan Anderson.
May 5, 2011:
On May 5, 2011, it was confirmed that Gia had successfully moved on with Ryan Anderson. At the time she told Life & Style that it was "good to find some stability."
In July, Ryan Anderson was moved to the New Orleans Hornets (since renamed the Pelicans). The change did not appear to negatively affect his relationship with Gia; she lived in New Orleans with him.
August 12-14, 2013:
On August 12, Ryan reportedly found Gia unresponsive; she was rushed to the hospital, where Ryan remained with her until she tragically passed away on August 14. The cause of death is reportedly suicide.
Our thoughts go out to Gia's family and friends at this difficult time.