It’s been a tough week for former Laguna Beach and The Hills star Kristin Cavallari. The reality star, 28, released a message on her Instagram account earlier this week which confirmed that her 30-year-old brother, Michael, had been reported missing. Michael had been struggling personally leading up to the disappearance and was recently asked to leave his father’s, home where he lived.
Yesterday, authorities confirmed that Michael’s body had been found. Very few details surrounding the cause of death have been released but, shortly after the news was confirmed, Kristin took to her Instagram account to post a heartfelt tribute to her brother. The grieving star said her heart was “in a million pieces” alongside a photo of her and her brother when they were younger. While Kristin and Michael weren’t especially close, sources close to the family said “She was always very protective of him. She was always trying to help him.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kristin and her family during this difficult time. You can see her Instagram tribute to her brother below: