Lisa Curry’s admission about her late daughter’s 18-year struggle with anorexia and alcoholism

Lisa Curry’s admission about her late daughter’s 18-year struggle with anorexia and alcoholism

Lisa Curry has made a heartbreaking confession about how she coped with her late daughter Jaimi’s long-term illness before her tragic death at the age of 33.

Jaimi passed away in September 2020 at the age of 33 after an 18-year battle with alcohol addiction and anorexia

Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer, 59, admitted caring for Jaimi has been “tiring” over the years.

Lisa Curry, 59, (right) has made a heartbreaking confession about how she coped with her late daughter Jaimi’s (left) long-term illness before her tragic death aged 33

“Sometimes you just have to find the strength, find the patience to get through the day,” said Lisa, who welcomed Jaimi with her Ironman ex-husband, Grant Kenny.

“It’s sad, it’s exhausting, it’s exhausting. But you still have to live your life. You have to get up, get dressed and show up. It’s hard, but Grant and I didn’t have a choice. We just had to do it,” she added.

The gold medalist went on to stress the importance of maintaining “self-care” during difficult times.

Speaking to The Australian Women's Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer admitted caring for Jaimi has been

Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer admitted caring for Jaimi has been “tiring” over the years.

“You can’t live your life for a child. They have three kids and they are the whole world to you and so I really need to be self-care conscious so I can be there for them and the grandkids,” she said.

Lisa and Grant married in 1984, separated in 2009 and have three children together: son Jett, 28, and daughters Morgan, 31, and Jaimi.

The retired competitive swimmer married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone in 2018.

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“Sometimes you just have to find the strength, find the patience to get through the day,” said Lisa, who welcomed Jaimi with her Ironman ex-husband Grant Kenny (right).

Jaimi died on September 14, 2020 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital surrounded by her family.

Announcing the sad news on social media, Lisa wrote: “Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long lasting illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side.”

Lisa suffered heartbreak again in April this year after losing her mother Pat aged 86.

Lisa and Grant married in 1984, separated in 2009 and have three children together: son Jett, 28, (left) and daughters Morgan, 31, (right) and Jaimi.  Pictured with Morgan's children Flynn and Taj

Lisa and Grant married in 1984, separated in 2009 and have three children together: son Jett, 28, (left) and daughters Morgan, 31, (right) and Jaimi. Pictured with Morgan’s children Flynn and Taj

Jaimi died on September 14, 2020 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital surrounded by her family

Jaimi died on September 14, 2020 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital surrounded by her family

Pictured: Lisa's late mother Pat (right) and her late daughter Jaimi (left)

Lisa suffered heartbreak again in April this year after losing her mother Pat aged 86. Pictured: Lisa’s late mother Pat (right) and her late daughter Jaimi (left)

“Our beautiful mother slipped away peacefully this morning,” Lisa told her Instagram followers at the time, adding, “My heart is broken again.”

Lisa shared that she spent some tender moments with her mother in her final hours as she and her sister Melanie awaited the arrival of their brother Scott from Berlin.

“We shared some final laughs, memories and lots of tears. Thank you for being a wonderful mother. Have a nice long sleep mom. We love you so much and we will all miss you.’

Lisa then touched on the devastating loss of her daughter Jaimi. Writing: “My little girl and now my mother,” she wrote.

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The retired competitive swimmer married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone (left) in 2018.

The retired competitive swimmer married Elvis impersonator Mark Tabone (left) in 2018.