After awful news broke on Monday regarding the health of ‘The Bachelorette‘ star Georgia Love‘s mum, many wondered if the journalist would be going ahead with Thursday’s finale.
Followers of the show would likely know that her mother Belinda had been battling pancreatic cancer, but the devastating news arose earlier this week that the “aggressive” illness had progressed, and she would have to enter into palliative care.
Channel 10 gave a statement on behalf of Love, who may or may not be taking part in her contractual media after the finale (depending on her family situation, of course):
“Georgia and her family are going through a very difficult time dealing with serious family health issues. They are focusing on supporting each other during this hard time and we kindly ask you to respect their privacy.”
Today, the final three spoke to News Corp and gave public words of support to Georgia and her family.
Lee Elliott, who is the favourite to win the series, said:
“My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Obviously this is something we discussed throughout the show, the illness with her mother.
If what I read is correct it’s not sounding particularly great for her mother and I feel sick about it. I really do.”
Matty Johnson told media:
“It’s been awful, it’s just the worst news possible. I wasn’t aware of the severity of (her mum’s illness).
I wish there was something I could say which would make the whole situation a bit more managable for her but there’s not.
I hope she knows that not just myself but all the guys involved in the show are thinking about her and sending love and prayers her way.”
Jake Ellis, who Love bonded with on the show over having a parent living with cancer (Ellis‘ mother has beaten cancer five times), said:
“They’re going through a tough time and I know they want their privacy but we’re all thinking about her and her family.
Georgia has stated that she decided to go on the show after Belinda was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, as she realised she had been prioritising her career over love and family.
“Over night finding out that my mum was sick totally changed my perspective on life.
I’m doing this [going on ‘The Bachelorette‘] because I have realised that family and love is what is important at the end of the day.”
Our thoughts are with Georgia and her family during this very difficult time.
Source: News Corp.
Photo: Twitter / @BacheloretteAU.