Ryan Anderson, Gia Allemand


Ryan Anderson misses his girlfriend.

The NBA player posted a photo of himself and late Bachelor star Gia Allemand on Twitter yesterday, along with a bittersweet message to the 29-year-old dance instructor.

"Every second of everyday, I miss you Petrie. I feel lost without you but find strength knowing that you are in Heaven. Rest in peace my love," Anderson wrote.

The tweet came one day after Anderson joined Allemand's family and friends at her funeral in New York.

A source told E! News, "It really was a beautiful ceremony, but it was very emotional," adding that, "It was a wonderful celebration of Gia's life."

The funeral was held at Chelsea's Trinity Grace Church, where Allemand had fostered her connection to religion, and the pastor that conducted the ceremony handled the job "terrifically," the source said.

The Bachelor, Gia Allemand


Anderson had found Allemand unconscious in mid-August in her New Orleans home after she apparently hanged herself with a vacuum cord. 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," the report states.

After Allemand's tragic passing, Anderson said in a statement that Gia "was the most beautiful person" he knew.

"She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed," he said. "All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared."

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