Alison Braun finds love
The Biggest Loser star opens up about her late husband, 10 years after he tragically took his life
Alison Braun became a household name in 2008, as the lovable mother-ofthree battling it out as a contestant on season three of The Biggest Loser. Eventually placing as runner-up to uni student Sam Rouen, Alison, now 49, shed an amazing 55kg, and had the entire nation inspired by her incredible transformation.
However, that same year Alison tragically lost her husband Robert, a mining operations manager, after he took his life following a long battle with depression.
“It was a big struggle for me and there have been many ups and downs – 2008 was both the best and the worst year of my life,’’ Alison said at the time.
Ten years on, Alison and her children Jaydon, Bethany and Isabella are more united than ever. Her “little warriors”, as Alison affectionately calls them, are “choosing to never be defined by sadness and choose to live their life daily with kindness and gratitude”.
And last week, Alison took to social media to honour her late husband in a heart-filled statement dedicated to the legacy he left behind.
“Ten years ago today you chose to say goodbye to us all. You have missed 10 birthdays, 10 Christmases, a 21st, two 18ths, a sweet 16th, graduations, a wedding, so many moments a daddy should have been there to see,” the post read.
Jaydon, 26, Bethany, 19, and Isabella, 15, were all young kids at the time of Robert’s death, but now Alison says, “They have learned to remember the good and cherish each day. They have learned from the hard times and have enormous gratitude for all they have.”
Alison’s journey has come full circle a decade later – she has even found love again, with her new partner Alan, who she credits for loving her in a way she never thought was possible.
Taking to social media to declare her love, Alison says, “He is a quiet man, he might not even see this post. However I’m honoured to say he loves me.”
These days Alison is using her husband’s tragedy to spread awareness about mental health and suicide. “If you’re reading this and your days are dark, please know there’s hope and help. Believe you can get through another day,” the former reality star shared.
‘Remember the good and cherish each day’
The kids more than 10 years ago with their dad.
Alison says her children have “learned from the hard times and have enormous gratitude for all they have”.
Alison came runner-up, losing 55kg.