The tragic death of Gia Allemand has saddened all who knew the likable television personality. Details were scattered and few during her hospitalization, but following her death, a variety of theories have been submitted to the media. It has been reported that she died of an apparent suicide, and that she and her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson had been having problems. Gia’s mother, Donna Micheletti, has released a statement regarding her concern for the speculations out there, and a People article dated Friday, August 16 has the statement.
Micheletti’s statement released through a media representative reads, “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 we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson's NBA team representation.
Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends. I don't like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual, Loredana Ferriolo, identifying herself as Gia's best friend and the fact is that Gia expressed directly to me that she did not trust this individual and her motives for her own public exposure.
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. Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless."
Allemand’s mother also shared that funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once confirmed.
Gia was featured in Jake Pavelka’s season of ‘The Bachelor.’ She was a fan favorite, and one of his 3 final picks. Pavelka, along with the rest of ‘The Bachelor Nation’ have expressed their sorrow. The memorable contestant who was a successful model was always known for being in good spirits.