Fifi Box has shared a heartbreaking tribute to Jaimi Kenny, the eldest daughter of ex-partner Grant Kenny, who died on Monday at the age of 33 after secretly battling an eating disorder.
The radio host, who shared a close bond with Jaimi despite splitting from Grant eight years ago, posted a series of photos of her daughter Trixie with her older half-sister to Instagram.
‘The loss of such a beautiful loving sister and friend is suffocating. We laughed, we cried, we shared so many wonderful memories that I will keep alive for Trixie who loved her big sister so much, her little heart is broken,’ she wrote.
Tribute: On Wednesday, grieving radio host Fifi Box shared a heartbreaking tribute to ex Grant Kenny’s eldest child Jaimi after her death aged 33. Pictured: Fifi, Jaimi and Trixie
‘You loved Trixie with all your heart and she felt every inch of your love. With every tight squeezy cuddle your love poured into her,’ she added.
The 43-year-old media personality continued: ‘We were so blessed to have you in our lives. You were such a true and loyal friend, we love you so much and can’t bear the pain of you not being here.’
Fifi was absent from her Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev and Byron radio show on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Memories: The radio host posted a series of photos of her daughter Trixie with her older half-sister to Instagram. Pictured: Jaimi and Trixie
Jaimi was the older half-sister of Fifi’s daughter Trixie, who she welcomed in 2013 after a brief relationship with Grant.
Despite splitting with Grant months before giving birth, Fifi remained close to his children Jaimi, Morgan and Jett from his first marriage to Australian swimming legend Lisa Curry.
Jaimi would even babysit Trixie on occasion while single mum Fifi was at work.
Family: Jaimi was the older half-sister of Fifi’s daughter Trixie, who she welcomed in 2013 after a brief relationship with Grant Kenny
Jaimi’s mother, three-time Olympian Lisa Curry, separated from Grant in 2009 after 23 years of marriage, before finalising their divorce in 2017.
Fifi and Grant dated for several months in 2012, but had broken up by the time she welcomed daughter Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Belle via IVF the following year.
She did not acknowledge Grant was Trixie’s father until 2016, when she shared a photo to Instagram of the retired athlete attending their child’s third birthday party.
In June 2019, Fifi welcomed another daughter, Daisy Belle, via IVF and an anonymous donor. The identity of Daisy’s father is not public knowledge.
Close bond: Jaimi would even babysit her younger half-sister on occasion while single mum Fifi was at work
The Kenny-Curry family confirmed Jaimi’s death in a statement on Monday afternoon.
‘It is with a very heavy heart that Lisa and I confirm 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 by Jaimi’s father, Grant.
‘Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself,’ it continued.
‘Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.
Jaimi (left), the eldest daughter of Aussie sporting power couple Grant Kenny (centre) and Lisa Curry (right), died at the age of 33 on Monday after battling an eating disorder. Pictured on the Sunshine Coast on April 3, 2008
‘We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us the extra time we were able to spend with her.
‘It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy.’
While the family’s statement did not specify the exact nature of Jaimi’s illness, it’s understood she had long battled an eating disorder.
While the family’s statement on Monday did not specify the nature of Jaimi’s illness, it’s understood she had long battled an eating disorder. Pictured: Lisa carrying Jaimi on her shoulders after winning gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand
Jaimi is pictured as a baby with her father, Grant Kenny, in a family photo from 1987
Her family had supported her through years of treatment at the End ED private clinic on the Sunshine Coast.
Jaimi is survived her her sister Morgan, brother Jett, mother Lisa, father Grant and half-sister Trixie.
For free and confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorder concerns on 1800 ED HOPE
LISA CURRY’S DAUGHTER LONG BATTLED AN EATING DISORDER
Rest in peace: Jaimi Kenny is pictured with her mother, Lisa
By Josh Hanrahan
The daughter of Australian sporting greats Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny had long battled an eating disorder, with her family supporting her through years of treatment at a private clinic.
Jaimi Kenny passed away at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Monday morning surrounded by her family, including both her Olympian mother and Ironman father.
The 33-year-old had been supported by her parents and siblings through many years of treatment at private clinic End ED, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Shattered staff at the clinic said they could not discuss Jaimi’s struggle, but told how she became part of the ‘family’ over the years.
Despite her struggles with weight, friends of Jaimi told how she always brought ‘light and laughter’ to the lives of those she around her.
Lisa Curry marked her daughter’s death with a tragic statement.
‘Our hearts are completely broken. Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,’ Lisa wrote.
‘So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone… So painful. I can barely breathe.’
Source: Daily Mail AU