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


Lisa Curry makes a gut-wrenching admission about her late daughter’s 18-year battle with anorexia and alcoholism: ‘It was was exhausting for us, but you still had get up every day’

Lisa Curry has shared a heartbreaking confession about how she dealt with her late daughter Jaimi’s long-term illness prior to her tragic death aged 33. 

Jaimi died in September 2020 at the age of 33 following 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 over the years was ‘exhausting’. 

Lisa Curry, 59, (right) has shared a heartbreaking confession about how she dealt with her late daughter Jaimi's (left) long-term illness prior to her tragic death aged 33

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

‘There are times when 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 tiring, it’s exhausting. But you still have to live your life. You have to get up, dress up and show up. That’s hard to do but Grant and I had no choice. We just had to do it,’ she added. 

The gold medalist went on to emphasise 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 over the years was 'exhausting'

Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, the former Olympic swimmer admitted caring for Jaimi over the years was ‘exhausting’ 

‘You can’t live your life for one child. You have three children and they are all the world to you and that’s why I have to be really conscious of my self-care, so that I can be there for them and the grandchildren,’ she said. 

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

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

'There are times when 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)

‘There are times when 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 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on September 14, 2020, surrounded by her family.

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

Lisa suffered heartbreak yet again in April this year after losing her mother Pat at the age of 86. 

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

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

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

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

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

‘Our beautiful mum slipped away peacefully this morning,’ Lisa told her Instagram followers at the time, adding, ‘My heart is broken again.’

Lisa explained she’d spent some tender moments with her mum in her final hours, as she and her sister Melanie awaited the arrival of their brother Scott from Berlin.

‘We shared some last laughs, memories and lots of tears. Thank you for being a wonderful mother. Have a nice, long sleep mum. We love you so much and we’ll all miss you.’

Lisa then poignantly touched on the devastating loss of her daughter Jaimi. writing: ‘My baby girl, and now my mum,’ 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 

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