What should have been one of the happiest moments of Georgia Love‘s life – announcing her post-Bachelorette relationship with contestant Lee Elliott last month – was darkened by a black cloud, her mother’s terminal pancreatic cancer.
Fate would have it that within 24 hours of the finale airing and the pair going public, Georgia’s mother Belinda, aged 60, would lose her seven-month-long battle, and pass away surrounded by family.
It was, and is, an immeasurably difficult time for the 28-year-old former newsreader, who described herself on Thursday as “a puddle on the floor”. However, in her pain, she’s found Lee, a 35-year-old mechanical plumber, to be an incredible source of support.
“Lee’s been amazingly supportive, which nobody going into this would have wanted, to come out the other end of it to come and have to deal with all of this,” Georgia told The Telegraph of her new partner.
While the last two weeks haven’t been easy, the soon-to-be Studio 10 panelist admires her boyfriend for his unwavering love.
“The way he’s absolutely picked me up, we’ve canceled so many media events that we were meant to have,” she continued.