NBA player Ryan Anderson fought through tears today as he spoke publicly about the death of his former girlfriend Gia Allemand.
Gia died on August 14, 2013 just two days after she was admitted to University Hospital in New Orleans and placed on life support after an attempted suicide by hanging.
Anderson, who plays forward for the New Orlean Pelicans spoke about his girlfriends death during the teams media day. He praised his teammates for their strength and support. He also told sources her death has given him new purpose in his life. He plans to do something in her honor and memory.
Gia, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor” season 14 lived in New Orleans had reportedly had a bitter dispute with Anderson just hours before she attempted to take her own life.
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Allemand hanged herself with a vacuum cleaner cord within two hours of her NBA boyfriend claiming he didn’t love her anymore, according to cops.
Gia Marie Allemand, known professionally as Gia Allemand, was an American actress, model, and reality television contestant. She was known for appearing in Maxim and competing on two ABC reality shows, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love and Bachelor Pad.
Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 26, 2008, Anderson was drafted #21 overall by the New Jersey Nets in the first round of the NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut on October 29, 2008.
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