Wall's mum Leslee passed away last month while awaiting a liver transplant and Hawkins returned to work for the first time last night (March 1) at the Myer Autumn/Winter season launch.
Hawkins told the Herald Sun: "It's been a really full-on couple of weeks, but we've been together the whole time, we're working through it and it's all going to be fine.
"You never expect these things. She was sick, but she was healthy. It was a bit of a shock. And it's still very raw. I'm not really ready to talk about it properly."
Leslee and Hawkins' mother Gail threw Wall and Hawkins a lavish engagement party at Sydney's Palm Beach last March, and the couple are believed to be planning their wedding for this year.
Hawkins recently said of her wedding plans: "I'm so excited, I can't believe it's all happening. Nothing's completely locked in yet but we've penciled a lot of stuff in. It's all coming together."
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