Kellie Pickler Breaks Silence Following Husband’s Death
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In a heartfelt statement issued to PEOPLE, Kellie Pickler has finally broken her silence six months after the tragic death of her husband, Kyle Jacobs.
The American Idol alum expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support she has received during what she described as “the darkest time in my life.” As Kellie opens up about her journey through grief, her words offer a poignant insight into her resilience and the lessons she has learned from her late husband.
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Kellie Pickler’s statement to PEOPLE encapsulates the profound impact her husband had on her life. She shared a valuable lesson she learned from Kyle during a crisis:
“One of the most beautiful lessons my husband taught me was in a moment of a crisis, if you don’t know what to do, ‘do nothing, just be still,’” Pickler, 37, said. “I have chosen to heed his advice.”
Kellie Pickler expressed deep gratitude for the outpouring of support she has received from her family, friends, and fans. She acknowledged the impact of the countless letters, calls, and messages that have touched her soul, enabling her to navigate through this challenging period.
“Thank you to my family, friends, and supporters, for the countless letters, calls, and messages that you have sent my way,” the American Idol alum added. “It has truly touched my soul and it’s helping me get through the darkest time in my life. As many of you have told me, you are all in my prayers.”
Kellie Pickler also revealed her plans to honor her late husband’s memory with an “intimate memorial” service later this year.
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Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler’s love story began with an elopement in Antigua on New Year’s Day in 2011, a journey that continued through shared successes and a bond that ran deeper than the public eye could see.
Kyle Jacobs, an accomplished Nashville songwriter, was not only known for his chart-topping hits like “More Than a Memory” by Garth Brooks and “Rumor” by Lee Brice but also for the beautiful music he created alongside his wife.
On the somber morning of February 17, Kellie Pickler, grappling with the weight of her grief, recounted the harrowing details to authorities.
As the first rays of dawn broke, she awoke to an absence that cut deep – her 49-year-old husband was nowhere to be found. Alarmed by the ominous silence, she and her assistant reached out to the police.
Tragedy struck as authorities were summoned to the home shared by Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler. A heart-wrenching discovery awaited them – Kyle Jacobs had passed away, his death shrouded in the shadows of an apparent suicide. The devastating news unveiled a scene that none could have foreseen.