Reality TV star Gastineau diagnosed with cancer

The socialite’s daughter and Gastineau Girls co-star Brittny broke the news at the launch of her new jewellery line in Los Angeles on Thursday (04Mar10).

She told, “My mum can’t be here right now. She has skin cancer so just had surgery.”

And Brittny insists the family has been left stunned by the news: “My mum was diagnosed with Melanoma in 2006. Since then she has always had to check her skin. She had her basil cell removed from her nose in October so her surgery is reconstructive. She is fine, everyone is good. She is so tough, she really is the toughest woman ever. She is so inspirational to me.”