Belinda Love, mother of The Bachelorette’s Georgia Love, has died after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60 years old.

Her daughter has posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, calling her “my first friend and my best friend, my rock.”

“My heart is utterly broken. 7 weeks ago we were sipping cocktails in Italy. 7 months ago you weren’t even sick. How is it possible you’re no longer here? Mum, you were my first friend and my best friend, my rock, the one who knew me better than anyone in the world and who supported and backed me through every single thing I did. You were the one I went to for advice, the one I shared every story with and the one who was always there to pick me up. There is so much more I need and want to share with you. I have no idea how to even begin to say goodbye. I love you, Mum, and will continue to every single day. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.””

A photo posted by Georgia Love (@georgiealove) on

Love was admitted to palliative care during the filming of The Bachelorette. 

Lee Elliott, the show’s final contestant and Georgia’s partner, threatened to break Channel 10’s secrecy guidelines before the show’s finale to be with the Love family. 

Our thoughts are with the Love family at this difficult time.

Source: The Herald Sun.

Photo: Georgia Love / Instagram.