Kelly Pickler is startled by her husband Kyle Jacobsdecision to take his life and leave their home where the tragic incident took place, RadarOnline.com has learned.
As we first reported, Jacobs was found lifeless in the $2.4 million Tennessee mansion on Feb. 17. Pickler was sleeping in the house when Jacobs died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A police representative told RadarOnline.com that Kellie “woke up a short time earlier, didn’t see her husband and started looking for him. After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant called 911.”
“She blames herself for not seeing the signs,” an insider revealed. “She can’t bear to stay at home and is staying with friends.”
The official autopsy report, obtained by RadarOnline.com, found that the body of 49-year-old Jacobs showed signs of “chronic alcohol use.”
“Adult white male with a history of pseudoepileptic seizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes and chronic alcohol consumption sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” the report said.
No drugs were found in Jacobs’ system.
A source revealed: “Kellie knew he drank, they both liked champagne and the occasional whiskey. But he hid his heavy drinking and suicidal thoughts from her.”
As we previously reported, Pickler quit her Sirius XM’s radio show The highway and a source said she’s “done nothing but sit and cry and talk to friends.” She feels she has lost the love of her life. They spend time with her and let her talk and cry it out.
According to one source, “It’s just impossible for Kellie to be sunny and cheerful when her heart is still in tatters.”
“Kellie had big plans for 2023 – not just continuing her job in radio, but also going on tour,” the friend shared. But all that was derailed when the 49-year-old songwriter husband of the former American Idol finalist was found dead in an upstairs bedroom of the couple’s Nashville home.
Pickler and Jacobs met in 2008. They were engaged in 2010. The duo walked down the aisle on January 1, 2011.