Gia Allemand’s suicide left her mother, Donna Micheletti, destroyed and angry. However, in an emotional interview with Dr. Phil, she admits that there’s some comfort in knowing that she was able to speak to her daughter just before her death.
Micheletti discussed her heartbreak over her daughter’s suicide, and revealed that she was on the phone with the 29-year-old former Bachelor contestant when she hanged herself in her New Orleans home.
“I heard her last breath,” she said through tears.
“I’m the closest person in the world to her, and she didn’t want to be alone when she left this world,” Micheletti continued. “So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess … It destroys me, but if it made her feel better, then that’s fine. I don’t mind dealing with this.”
She also said that considered Gia Allemand’s suicide to be a waste. Micheletti believes that whatever her daughter was struggling with could have been solved.
“I’m really mad that she did this for no reason,” she said. “In 12 hours it would have been fine. I’m really angry.”
The interview also featured an emotional sit-down with Jake Pavelka, the titular “Bachelor” in Allemand’s season.
“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,” Pavelka said.
Dr. Phil’s interview with those affected by Gia Allemand’s suicide airs Tuesday.