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Speaking on the Two Girls One Pod podcast with hosts Angie Kent and Yvie Jones, the former Bachelorette made the shocking claim she wasn't told that her sister had died during the show's post-production period when she was spending time along with her chosen suitor Darvid Garayeli.
"My sister died post production, literally the day that I was saying goodbye to Darvid after our two or three-day rendezvous. My sister's dead and I haven't been f**king notified," she told the hosts.
"Oh my God! I didn't know that!" Yvie exclaimed.
"And that's the reality of my world. I'm this Bachelorette. I'm this really glamorous person... they put you on this massive pedestal and you're like, 'No, like my sister's got schizophrenia or had schizophrenia, she's got a past history of drug and alcohol substance abuse,' and here she is passed away, and I'm saying goodbye [to Darvid] and jumping into a car to be sent to an Airbnb."
She added, "And that's the real reality of my life and I write about that in my book... Because I'm not what people all think, I'm much more than that. And I think that was a real struggle dealing with grief, all I wanted to do was be by myself and I couldn't."
Brooke added that it was very tough going through the grieving process when she was also beginning her relationship with Darvid, because she "didn't know him" and was going through such a tough time with her sister's passing.
Brooke and Darvid went on to break up at the beginning of the year with Darvid sharing the news to Instagram at the start of January.
"Starting the new year off with an end to a chapter and hopefully the beginning of another," Darvid wrote.
"Unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each other's person, things change and that's okay."
He went on to ask people to "respect their privacy" adding "a lot of lessons learned".
'The true Brooke'
Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle earlier this month, Brooke shared that writing her memoir Big Love has been a "journey".
"I hate using that word, but I am going to use it because it’s been really tough writing about your experiences and writing about your childhood when you're actually dealing with grief and trauma yourself," she explained.
"And I’m really raw and really honest in my book about my experiences and the contrast of the three lives that I live: my normal Western world, living culturally, and then having to navigate social media."
Brooke adds that she hopes people read the book because she's "put a lot of work and a lot of effort" into it, as well as "a lot of tears and a lot of therapy sessions".
"The book is about reclamation, reclaiming everything that has been written and taken about me and putting it in one and being like, ‘This is the truth of my story’," she shared.
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