Thursday night marks another sad day in the passing of former “Bachelor” star Gia Allemand, as she was laid to rest in a ceremony in Queens, New York, which was attended by a number of friends and family members. This service comes the week after she tragically took her own life after what has been reported as some arguments with her boyfriend, New Orleans Pelicans star Ryan Anderson. Regardless of what the state of their relationship was prior to the incident happening, we can only imagine that he must be coming to terms with a tremendous amount of guilt and loss.
Among those affiliated with “The Bachelor” to attend the service included Jake Pavelka, who remained good friends with her even after he sent her home on his season, and such “Bachelor Pad” co-stars as Graham Bunn and Craig Robinson. While Wes Hayden, who had a brief romance with her stemming from the show, was not in attendance, he shared his well-wishes online.
Some unwanted guests for the occasion included the paparazzi, who decided for whatever reason to do the deplorable task of taking photos of people while they are trying to grieve. Taking photos of someone eating lunch? Pretty annoying. But this? Downright awful, and we wonder whether it was worth it for all of those sites to publish photos of it.
Now, hopefully the healing can begin both for Gia’s family and even for friends of the franchise devastated by this. 29 years old is far too young to see someone go, and her being such a popular member of the “Bachelor” family only makes it even more difficult.
The series will remain off of the air for the rest of 2013, but will return on January 6 with a new season starring Juan Pablo Galavis.