Drew Carey, the “Price is Right” host, spoke for the first time on his weekly satellite radio show about his former fiancee, Amie Harwick, who was killed earlier this month.
“Even after we broke up, we still loved each other very much. Even though we broke up the engagement, I was still so in love with her and she loved me back,” Carey said tearfully, according to CBS News.
Carey and Harwick were engaged in 2018 but broke up about a year after that.
He also said, “She had a Ph.D. and a master’s degree, and she was beautiful and fun, and cared deeply about people and improving their lives and was just a joy to be around. I was so in love with her,” People magazine reported.
Following her death, CBS canceled tapings of the “Price is Right” show for the week while Carey mourned. Carey also said that he might not host the radio show for several weeks as he mourns.
Last week, officials said Harwick was thrown from a balcony at her Hollywood Hills apartment.
Gareth Pursehouse, an ex-boyfriend, was charged with one count of murder and one count of first-degree residential burglary, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Police responding early Saturday to reports of a woman screaming discovered Harwick on the ground below the balcony, prosecutors said. She died at a hospital.
Officers found evidence of a struggle and a forced entry to the home, police said.
Detectives learned Harwick had recently expressed fear about an ex-boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against him, according to a police statement. The order had expired.
Carey previously honored Harwick in a Twitter post following her death and also shared a link to a Change.org petition that called for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to look at California’s domestic violence laws.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.