She tragically lost her late husband Greg Lange to brain cancer in 2010.
And as she continues to move on with partner Chris Walker following his death, The Project’s Carrie Bickmore says she still feels Greg’s presence every day.
Speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly on Thursday, Carrie, 38, said Greg will always be an integral part of her family’s lives.
‘You bring your past with you into your future. That’s life’: Carrie Bickmore said her late husband Greg Lange’s presence is still felt in her life following his tragic death
‘Anyone who has ever lost someone will tell you that they may not physically be there but they’ll stay in your life forever,’ she explained.
‘And Ollie [son Oliver] is so like him in so many ways. I often think, “God, I wish Greg was here so I could ask him how the hell to parent. Surely he’d have some insight”.’
She said her partner Chris is incredibly supportive when it comes to discussing Greg and keeping his memory alive.
Supportive: She said her partner Chris is incredibly supportive when it comes to discussing Greg and keeping his memory alive
‘You always bring your past with you into your future and that’s just the reality, that’s life,’ she said.
Carrie said she has come to accept that nothing in her family life will ever be ‘straightforward’ since Greg’s death, but she has made peace with that, as her mother and father brought her up to never aim for perfection.
Greg tragically passed away in December 2010 at age 35 from a 10-year battle with brain cancer.
Talking to Anh Do on his ABC series Anh’s Brush With Fame last year, Carrie revealed Greg’s diagnosis in 2001 shattered her world.
‘It was about a year after we moved to Melbourne. I think I was still 21 or 22 and he was about 25. He had a seizure at home and one thing led to another and they diagnosed him with a brain tumour,’ she tearfully explained.
‘It was just… in your 20s that is just the last thing that you can ever — I didn’t even really know anyone that had cancer, I didn’t know anything about brain cancer, neither did he.
‘It completely threw everything we knew, everything we had planned, everything we thought… it just threw everything on its head.’
Tragic: Greg tragically passed away in December 2010 when he was just 35 following a 10-year battle with brain cancer – Carrie and Greg had their first child, Oliver (pictured) in 2007
Not knowing what the future would hold for them, the couple had their first child together, Oliver, now 11, in 2005 – with Carrie admitting it was ‘probably the greatest thing we ever did together.’
‘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,’ she said at the time.
While Greg tragically died just five years later, Carrie continued his legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer, which she announced during her Gold Logie acceptance speech, and has now raised more than $12 million for research and awareness.
Carrie, who resides with Chris in Melbourne, has since gone on to have two more children, daughters Evie, four, and six-month-old Adelaide.
Happily ever after: Carrie has since gone on to have two more children, daughters Evie, four, and six-month-old Adelaide with Chris. Pictured: Carrie with partner Chris and baby daughter Adelaide
Legacy: Carrie continued Greg’s legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer, and has now raised more than $12 million for research and awareness