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Gia Allemand Suicide: Mom Opens up to Dr. Phil on 'Bachelor' Star

Image: Gia Allemand Suicide: Mom Opens up to Dr. Phil on 'Bachelor' Star Gia Allemand, left, and her mother, Donna Micheletti.

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 09:20 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Gia Allemand's suicide in August was the subject of a recent interview between the reality TV star's mother and Dr. Phil, which is set to air Tuesday.

In the interview, Allemand's mother, Donna Micheletti, revealed to the television psychologist that she was on the phone with her daughter when the former model-actress hanged herself with a vacuum cord in her New Orleans home on Aug. 12.

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"I'm the closest person in the world to her and she didn't want to be alone when she left this world. So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess," Micheletti told Dr. Phil in an attempt to explain why her daughter called her as she committed suicide.

At the time of Allemand's suicide, Micheletti was more than a thousand miles away in New York.

"It destroys me, but if it made her feel better, then that's fine," Micheletti added. "I'm really mad that she did this for no reason. In 12 hours it would have been fine. I'm really angry."

Allemand was one of the final three women on Season 14 of "The Bachelor" in 2010 and took part in two seasons of the game show follow-up, "Bachelor Pad," where castoffs compete for a chance to win $250,000.

Dr. Phil also interviewed Jake Pavelka, the "Bachelor" who wooed Allemand on the show's 14th season.

"I've never lost anybody close to me," the reality star said with tears in his eyes. "Gia really understood me. We got really close after the show. We had such a special relationship. I can't tell you how lucky I feel that I knew her, but I wish it was not for such a short time, because I've never met anybody like her."

Allemand's unconscious body was discovered by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, who was nearby and reportedly hurried over after receiving a worried call from Micheletti. Anderson immediately called 911 after he found her.

Allemand was rushed to the hospital where she was put on life support, only to die two days later.

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In a police report obtained by E! News, Allemand had apparently accused her boyfriend of being unfaithful to her earlier in the day, leading to the New Orleans' Pelicans forward to tell her that he no longer loved her.

At her funeral, which was held in New York City, Anderson described Allemand as "the most beautiful person I knew inside and out," adding "she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile."

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