Bob Saget’s Wife Kelly Rizzo Breaks Her Silence On His Death
Following Bob Saget’s death on Jan. 9, the Full House star’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, mourned his death and said she is “completely shattered.”
Kelly Rizzo is paying tribute to her beloved husband, Bob Saget.
Following the death of the Full House alum on Jan. 9, his wife shared a statement on the devastating loss.
“My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” she said in a statement to E! News on Jan. 10. “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.”
Rizzo, 42, said she plans to offer more words about her late husband in the future.
“When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world,” the blogger and TV host shared. “Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”
She also commented on John Mayer’s Instagram tribute to Saget. The musician wrote, “I love you, Bob. I will never forget you. I will visit you often in my memories, and I hope I get to see you in my dreams. I will tell my kids about you. I’m taking you with me forever.” And Rizzo responded from her Eat Travel Rock blog account, “No words for how much he loved you. Thank you dear friend.”
Authorities in Florida confirmed the comedian’s passing in statement on Twitter. Saget had been on his stand-up tour at the time of his passing. “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Jan. 9. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
In October, three months before his death, Saget and Rizzo celebrated their third wedding anniversary. “Happy 3 year anniversary!! Time flies with you!” Rizzo wrote on Instagram at the time. “Doesn’t feel a day over 2 years 10 months. Love you @bobsaget, Thank you for being the most wonderful husband!”
Saget first announced his marriage to Rizzo on social media in Oct. 2018, sharing a photo from the couple’s special day. “Okay, so we went and did it,” he told fans on Instagram. “And damn are we happy.”
Rizzo also shared the exciting news on her social media page at the time. “@bobsaget and I dressed up as a bride and groom for Halloween,” she captioned a photo from the nuptials, which took place in Santa Monica, Calif. “Seriously though, best day of my life.”
Prior to his relationship with Rizzo, Saget was married to Sherri Kramer from 1982 to 1997. The former couple shares three children together: Aubrey Saget, Jennifer Belle Saget and Lara Melanie Saget.
The family also released a statement following the actor’s death over the weekend. “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the message began. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”
“Though we ask for privacy at this time,” the statement concluded, “we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
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Studying abroad was never on my to-do list, but something I only dreamed about. After graduating from my undergraduate course, however, I decided to challenge myself and take a different route to pursue a masters degree in a university overseas.
The pandemic led me to choose Deakin University
During the early COVID-19 outbreak, the only thing I could do was to look for a university that offers an online masters with great online facilities. After some research, I stumbled upon Deakin University’s website. The first thing I noticed was the positive feedback that Deakin has from students. They say that Deakin is one of the best universities for online study and that it is one of the top universities with the best research and teaching staff, as well as having an inclusive environment.
After some discussion with my family, I decided to enrol in the Master of Public Health at Deakin University since I also have a medical background. During my study in my previous medical school, I did not really enjoy studying the curative approach. I have always had the mindset of ‘how can we prevent those diseases from happening, rather than relying on medicine?’. I am really eager to learn about preventive measures and I am also interested in learning more about research.
They say that Deakin is one of the best universities for online study and that it is one of the top universities with the best research and teaching staff, as well as having an inclusive environment.
In addition to those reasons, the public health sector is highly necessary during this pandemic and is increasing in popularity. This made me believe that studying a Master of Public Health would be an excellent investment in my future, giving me the chance to contribute to society either in my country or even globally. Having this opportunity to study abroad will reward me with a degree. Still, better than that, it will also improve my soft skills such as my English and communication skills and provide me with valuable life lessons.
This made me believe that studying a Master of Public Health would be an excellent investment in my future, giving me the chance to contribute to society either in my country or even globally.
A glimpse of my application process to Deakin
The application process was quite challenging as it was my first time applying internationally. However, Deakin provides new students with the best tools to guide them through the application process. Luckily, I got the chance to meet one of the staff from Deakin Indonesia, who helped me enormously. She was also the one who urged me to apply for a scholarship, which I never thought I would be able to get.
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The process was quick. I waited for three to four days before receiving my letter of offer from Deakin University. Following the approval by Deakin, I did some more research and found out that I could also apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). I decided to give it a go and applied and got, yet another surprise for me, bonuses worth 4 credit points. This undoubtedly has encouraged me yet again and motivated me to study at Deakin University.
My doubts and what keeps me going
After studying for two trimesters at Deakin, I am convinced that a masters degree is extremely different from an undergraduate. It is more complex and confusing and there is so much to learn. However, despite all the difficulties, I believe that I will gain lots of new experience, and it will 100% enhance my soft and hard skills.
I can also meet new friends from all over the world with different cultures and backgrounds, which will help me be more open minded. I believe that higher education gives more opportunities, including financial, health and social life.
I am an introverted person and usually overthink too much but joining Deakin University has allowed me to improve myself. Working with people from different backgrounds in a group project or meeting new friends has helped me cultivate myself, not only in terms of education but also life skills.
For most international students, language might be one of the biggest barriers that can impede our actions. However, Deakin has yet again proved me wrong. It turns out that the language barrier is not something to be stressed about. Deakin University has a very high cultural sensitivity and inclusivity for its students and staff. Deakin acknowledges everyone and provides full support for the students. The lecturers and other staff are very helpful and supportive, and they will always provide the students with everything they have, even if we are enrolling online.
For most international students, language might be one of the biggest barriers that can impede our actions. However, Deakin has yet again proved me wrong. It turns out that the language barrier is not something to be stressed about.
My future plan
In the near future, I am aiming to go to Melbourne, Australia, once the international borders have opened. I would like to get some real-life experiences. I hope to one day work in the public health sector in Australia, particularly in Melbourne, such as becoming a health promoter or a public health researcher. My goal is to help the people and the community live healthier lives, to help prevent diseases from happening, and make some meaningful impact on the people.
Perhaps one day…I could make my dream come true by joining the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Advice for my fellow international friends
Whether future undergraduate or postgraduate students, many international students hesitate to apply to universities overseas. I’ve experienced that too. However, the best thing to do when facing this kind of problem is to not worry about the outcome or compare ourselves with our past selves and other people.
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I was indeed scared and nervous when I first enrolled at Deakin University. However, I realised that taking this opportunity is better than leaving it. Be a risk taker and let the rest flow.