Lisa Curry has praised her doting husband Mark Tabone, saying she ‘couldn’t get through each day without him’ following the tragic death of her daughter Jaimi.
On Sunday, the former Olympian, 59, shared a beaming photo alongside her Elvis impersonator partner, who sweetly placed a protective arm around her shoulder.
‘Thank you to my hubby… for everything. He’s so caring and supportive. I couldn’t get through each day without him atm,’ she wrote.
Strength: Lisa Curry has shared an intimate photo with husband Mark (both pictured) saying she ‘couldn’t get through each day without him’ in a sweet tribute on Instagram on Sunday
She finished by saying it was ‘One step, one day at a time,’ before adding his hashtags ‘babysteps’ and ‘love’.
Lisa has been open about the her loss of daughter Jaimi, who died 11 months ago at the age of 33.
Tough times: ‘Thank you to my hubby…. for everything. He’s so caring and supportive. I couldn’t get through each day without him atm,’ Lisa wrote
Posting to Instagram in April, Lisa admitted she still struggles to talk about her loss, and experiences ‘pain and fear’ on a daily basis.
‘Our Jaimi. My brain has thoughts and conversations that my mouth can’t say,’ Lisa wrote next to a throwback photo of herself cuddling up to Jaimi.
‘It’s hard to talk about the pain and fear that is felt daily. Life goes on. People say you get stronger… You don’t. You just learn to hide it better,’ she continued.
‘It’s hard to talk about the pain and fear that is felt daily’: Lisa (left) reflected on the anguish of losing her daughter Jaimi (right) in April after she died last September at the age of 33
Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj, who was born two months after her death.
‘So many beautiful moments that she would have loved. But we still include her in everything we do,’ Lisa added, explaining that she ‘talks about Jaimi often’ with her three-year-old grandson, Flynn Gruell.
Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need.
Struggles: Posting to Instagram in April, the former Olympic swimmer admitted she still struggles to talk about her loss, and experiences ‘pain and fear’ on a daily basis
‘I hope you can understand, know and feel how loved you truly are, and that living life, and not just existing, is worth it,’ she wrote.
‘Keep fighting and don’t give up. Where there is life there is hope. Life is so precious and there’s so much to look forward to.’
She concluded her essay with a final tribute to her daughter.
Grieving process: Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj (pictured), who was born two months after her death
‘Jaimi was so loved and is so missed. We hide our tears when we say her name, but the pain in our hearts is still the same. Remembering our Jaimi.’
Lisa announced Jaimi’s death in a social media post on September 15 last year, one day after her passing.
‘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,’ she wrote at the time.
‘Keep fighting and don’t give up’: Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need. Pictured: Jaimi Kenny
It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital.
Lisa and her ex-husband Grant Kenny, 57, are also parents to son Jett, 27, and daughter Morgan, 29.
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Family ties: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn