Tue, 7 Aug, 2018
Carrie Bickmore breaks down while speaking about late husband
Carrie Bickmore broke down while speaking about her late husband Greg Lange’s battle with brain cancer on ABC’s Anh’s Brush With Fame.
Speaking to Anh Do on an episode set to air on Wednesday, the 37-year-old was overcome with emotion as she said their son Ollie, now 10, reminded her of Greg every day.
“One of the things we chose to do was have our son Ollie,” Carrie explains in a preview clip of the episode.
“It’s probably the greatest thing we ever did together. He’s a gorgeous boy and he’s so much like him in so many ways,” she continues, struggling to fight back tears.
“This sounds so weird but often I’ll see him in the shower, the back of his body and his frame is just a miniature version of Greg. They’re very, very similar.
“It was a great thing for both of us to have him and have that focus.”
Carrie and Greg welcomed Ollie in 2007, three years before Greg tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2010.
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When Anh asked if Greg ever spoke about the possibility of dying, Carrie said it wasn’t his or their family’s focus.
“We didn’t speak a lot about what might happen,” she explained. “We were about hope and positivity.
“Sometimes you can be defined by diagnosis and that’s the wrong way to go because I think treatments change, science changes along the way and what you’re told one way can be completely different the next week.”
In May 2015, Carrie dedicated her TV Week Gold Logie speech to her late husband and launched her charity Beanies 4 Brain Cancer foundation.
Earlier this year in June, Carrie announced she was pregnant with her second child to husband Chris Walker. The couple also share three-year-old daughter Evie.
Watch Carrie’s interview on Anh’s Brush With Fame, 8pm, August 8, on ABC and ABC iview.