"But every time she thought that she was close to her dreams, the eluded her."
As Radar exclusively reported last week, Gia, 29, was upset that her NBA star boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, hadn't proposed to her yet — and Melinda echoed that sentiment telling the tabloid that the two were in the midst of a breakup just before her August 12 suicide attempt that left her on life support, which was pulled just two days later.
"Gia gave up everything to move to New Orleans with Ryan," she said.
"She suggested marriage to him, but he wasn't ready yet. That shattered her. She had no vision of her future."
While many friends and family said they saw no red flags in Gia's life suggesting she would kill herself, Melinda told the Enquirer that the last time she saw the Bachelor Pad star there was "sadness in her eyes."
To find out more about what Melinda believes led to Gia's suicide, pick up the latest issue of the National Enquirer on newsstands Thursday.