The Bachelorette's Georgia Love may found the love of her life, Lee Elliot, but she can't celebrate just yet.
Georgia revealed on the show that her mum had pancreatic cancer and was receiving treatment. The latest news is not good.
Pancreatic cancer has a particularly low survival rate. Georgia's mum, Belinda, was unable to fly to Singapore for the final episode where family met the contestants since she was receiving chemotherapy at the time of filming. Channel 10 have confirmed she was moved to palliative care.
"It's so hard to know what to say in this instance," Georgia wrote in an Instagram post.
"What should be one of the most exciting weeks of my life has instead turned into one of the hardest with my family going through something no one ever wants to face."
It's so hard to know what to say in this instance. What I'd originally thought I'd be posting today was a gushy message all about love, butterflies, fireworks and just how happy @leeroyelliott makes me every day and how lucky I feel to have found the love of my life through this crazy experience. And while all of this couldn't be more true, it's not the most important thing to say right now. What should be one of the most exciting weeks of my life has instead turned into one of the hardest with my family going through something no one ever wants to face. But a small solace I can find in this extremely difficult time is that I have this amazing man by my side and for that I feel so lucky. He's been so incredibly supportive and loving and managed to make me smile and laugh every day despite everything else. Thank you to everyone who's supported us and followed my story. The messages of love and support have been overwhelming and so so humbling. Thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart ❤️
Her supportive beau responded to the difficult situation with comforting words:
Words cannot express just how much I truly wish this was a very different post. Today is such a mix of emotions. It's actually not possible for me to be any happier to finally tell the whole world that I have found my soul mate, my best friend and the love of my life in you @georgiealove You are my everything and my world! But at the same time I could not be any more saddened by what you and your family are going through right now. It most certainly puts everything else into perspective and has only reiterated just how much I absolutely want to be there for you & be your rock as you have been mine today and always! I feel truly blessed to have finally been able to meet the absolutely extraordinary woman who is your mother. I can certainly now see where your strength, love for life, sense of humour and beauty both inside & out come from! #pancare #bacheloretteau www.pancare.org.au
"We're all just being as strong and positive as we can be in this situation," Georgia told Kiis FM's Kyle and Jackie O this morning.
"The only thing I'm really thankful for is that I've finally got Lee to be able to be by my side through all of this because it's been extremely difficult going through this and just having him on the other end of the phone. We've still got a lot of difficult times ahead."