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Model Elidie Poulin has opened up about her grief two years after the sudden and shocking death of partner Chumpy

Model Elide Pullin shares her grief two years after the sudden and shocking death of her snowboarding partner Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and reveals how she copes with being a single mum

Australian model Elide Pullin has opened up about her heartbreak two years after the sudden death of her partner Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin.

The Olympic snowboarder was 32 when he drowned while spearfishing on the Gold Coast in July 2020, but through incredible IVF and the sperm retrieval process, Elidie was able to deliver her baby Minnie.

Now the 29-year-old Bonds ambassador has revealed to Daily Telegraph on Saturday how she copes as a single mother.

Australian model Elide Pullin (left) has opened up about her heartbreak two years after the sudden and shocking death of her partner Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin (pictured right)

“I still find it quite surreal that Chump has been gone for two years now,” she said.

“I really don’t know if I’ll ever understand how he was here one minute and gone the next.”

A two-time snowboard cross world champion, Chumpy was Australia’s flag bearer at Sochi in 2014 and a mentor to many up-and-coming snowboarders.

Chumpy drowned at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast on July 8, 2020. Ellie later revealed that the couple had been trying for a baby.

Through an amazing IVF and sperm retrieval process, Ellie was able to give birth to Chumpy's baby, Minnie, after the Olympic snowboarder drowned while spearfishing in Queensland Photo: Minnie and Ellie

Through an amazing IVF and sperm retrieval process, Ellie was able to give birth to Chumpy’s baby, Minnie, after the Olympic snowboarder drowned while spearfishing in Queensland Photo: Minnie and Ellie

Minnie was born in October 2021.

“Having Minnie is a constant reminder of her beautiful father in the best and most bittersweet way,” Elidee said.

“Life is so fragile, I have days, but most of all I am so motivated to live life to the fullest and be the best parent I can be… if not to Chump then to him.”

Elidie said she finds it surreal that Chumpy has been gone for two years now

Elidie said she finds it surreal that Chumpy has been gone for two years now

Just hours after Poulin’s death, Elidie’s quick-thinking brother and friends mentioned the sperm extraction process. Semen can be retrieved from the body up to 36 hours after death.

Under Queensland law, sperm can be removed posthumously when an appointed officer declares he believes the deceased will not object.

Immediate family consent is also required before any sperm can be retrieved.

“Having Minnie is a constant reminder of her beautiful father in the best and most bittersweet way,” Elidie told The Daily Telegraph in Saturday’s Picture: Minnie and Elidie

An IVF specialist assists with retrieval, with the recommended time frame for removal being between 24 and 36 hours after death.

Ellidy’s retrieval process was accomplished through the use of ICSI IVF, where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg for fertilization.

She announced she was pregnant with Chumpy’s baby in June last year.

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Model Elidie Poulin has opened up about her grief two years after the sudden and shocking death of partner Chumpy

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