Gia Allemand's mother recalled the devastating last moments of her daughter's life.
In the emotional interview set to air on Dr. Phil this Tuesday, Donna Micheletti revealed she was on the phone with the Bachelor star as she hanged herself in her New Orleans apartment.
"I'm the closest person in the world to her and she didn't want to be alone when she left this world. So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess," Micheletti said as a possible explanation for the phone call.
"It destroys me, but if it made her feel better, then that's fine," she added. "I don't mind dealing with this," but also said, "I'm really mad that she did this for no reason. In 12 hours it would have been fine. I'm really angry.
Dr. Phil also spoke to, whose season of The Bachelor Allemand appeared on.
"I've never lost anybody close to me," the reality star said with tears in his eyes. "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."
Allemand's boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, found his girlfriend unconscious in mid-August in her New Orleans home. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
According to an incident report obtained by E! News, Anderson told investigators that he and Allemand had argued through lunch on the afternoon of Aug. 12 "over her suspicions that he had been unfaithful to her," resulting in the Pelicans player telling Gia, "I don't love you anymore."
The athlete told police that he arrived at Allemand's house 20 minutes after receiving a worried message from her mother and found her unconscious with a vacuum cleaner cord "wrapped around her neck many times."
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).