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Resurfaced posts show how Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny's late daughter Jaimi hit back at cruel trolls - healthyfrog

Resurfaced posts show how Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny’s late daughter Jaimi hit back at cruel trolls

How Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny’s late daughter Jaimi was fiercely protective of her mother – as resurfaced social media posts show her lashing out against cruel trolls

Jaimi Kenny, the daughter of Australian sporting couple Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, died on Monday at the age of 33, after secretly battling an eating disorder for years.

And in the days following her death, details have surfaced about Jaimi’s private life – including how she would be fiercely protective of her mother in the face of criticism.

In 2014, Jaimi blasted false and hurtful reports that Lisa, 58, was planning to have children out of ‘revenge’ because her ex-husband had just become a father again. 

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Resurfaced posts show how Lisa Curry (right) and Grant Kenny’s late daughter Jaimi (left) was fiercely protective of her famous mother against cruel trolls

Lisa, who was at the time dating much younger ex-boyfriend Joel Walkenhorst, then 31, experienced backlash for wanting to grow her family.

The nasty online comments claimed her desire to mother another child at 51 was solely to ‘get back’ at ex-husband Grant Kenny for fathering a daughter with radio star Fifi Box in 2013. 

Fifi kept the father of her daughter Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Belle Box private for three years, before confirming Grant as Trixie’s dad in 2016. 

The pair secretly dated in 2012 but broke up just before she revealed she was pregnant with her first child. 

Hitting back: In 2014, Jaimi publicly slammed false reports that her mother Lisa's (left) desire to have children with then-boyfriend Joel Walkenhorst (right) had ulterior motives

 Hitting back: In 2014, Jaimi publicly slammed false reports that her mother Lisa’s (left) desire to have children with then-boyfriend Joel Walkenhorst (right) had ulterior motives

Fake news: The nasty online comments claimed her desire to mother another child at 51 (right) with her then 31-year-old beau (left) was solely to 'get back' at ex-husband Grant Kenny for fathering a daughter with radio star Fifi Box in 2013

Fake news: The nasty online comments claimed her desire to mother another child at 51 (right) with her then 31-year-old beau (left) was solely to ‘get back’ at ex-husband Grant Kenny for fathering a daughter with radio star Fifi Box in 2013

Family ties: Fifi Box (left) kept the father of her daughter Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Belle Box (middle) private for three years, before confirming Grant Kenny (right) as Trixie's dad in 2016

Family ties: Fifi Box (left) kept the father of her daughter Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Belle Box (middle) private for three years, before confirming Grant Kenny (right) as Trixie’s dad in 2016

Lisa’s late daughter Jaimi stepped up to defend her mum at the time: ‘Mum wanting a child had nothing to do with Fifi… Mum had talked with us about her thoughts on going through IVF before Trixie was conceived.’

In her impassioned social media post, she continued: ‘You never know the conversations we have had as a family, or the timing of these. It’s upsetting to read such nasty things being said about our mother, without people knowing her personally.’

The family appeared to share no bad blood between them, with Jaimi often babysitting her stepsister Trixie.  

'Mum had talked with us about her thoughts on going through IVF before Trixie was conceived': Lisa’s late daughter Jaimi stepped up to defend her mum at the time and said it was upsetting to see hurtful rumours about her family published as fact

‘Mum had talked with us about her thoughts on going through IVF before Trixie was conceived’: Lisa’s late daughter Jaimi stepped up to defend her mum at the time and said it was upsetting to see hurtful rumours about her family published as fact

Nothing but love: The family appeared to share no bad blood between them, with Jaimi (left) often babysitting her stepsister Trixie (right)

Nothing but love: The family appeared to share no bad blood between them, with Jaimi (left) often babysitting her stepsister Trixie (right)

The Curry-Kenny family confirmed Jaimi’s death in a statement on Monday afternoon.

Neither the family’s statement on Monday nor Lisa’s Instagram update on Tuesday specified the exact nature of Jaimi’s illness.

However, it’s understood Jaimi had long battled an eating disorder, with her family supporting her through years of treatment at a private clinic.

‘It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm that our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital this morning in the company of loving family,’ read the statement, which was written by Jaimi’s father, Grant on Monday.

‘Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,’ it continued.  

Jaimi is survived by her Ironman father, former pro swimmer mother, brother Jett and sister Morgan.   

'Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul': The Curry-Kenny family confirmed Jaimi's death in a statement on Monday afternoon

‘Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul’: The Curry-Kenny family confirmed Jaimi’s death in a statement on Monday afternoon