What was meant to be a happy week for Georgia Love, as she finally reveals who has stolen her heart in The Bachelorette season finale, has turned to heartbreak with reports that her mother has been admitted to palliative care.
The reality star’s mum, Belinda Love, has been admitted due to pancreatic cancer just days before the show was set to wrap.
“Georgia and her family are going through a very difficult time with serious family health issues,” Network Ten told The Daily Telegraph in a statement.
“They are focusing on supporting each other during this hard time and we kindly ask you to respect their privacy.”
Ten says they will do whatever they can to support Love.
It remains unclear whether Love will take part in the scheduled rounds of publicity in the lead-up to the finale, as well as the post show interviews.
Love has spoken openly of her mum’s battle throughout the show, admitting it was part of the reason she decided to do the show at all.
“Mum has been such a great role model, she has always been there for us and that is a real inspiration to me and that is the kind of mum I want to be,” Love said of her mother in the first episode.
“I’m doing this because I have realised that family and love is what is important at the end of the day. It really scares me that my mum has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This came out of nowhere, not only for her but for all of us. Over night finding out that my mum was sick totally changed my perspective on life.”