Ben Aaron Mourns Kellie Pickler’s Husband Kyle Jacobs: Read Note

Ben Aaron, Kellie Pickler, and Kyle Jacobs.
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Endlessly pals. Ben Aaron, Kellie Pickler’s former Pickler & Ben cohost, has opened up about processing the dying of the singer’s husband, Kyle Jacobs.

“I by no means had a number of man pals as a result of I used to be by no means a typical man. It was at all times tough for me to fulfill a pal. Then got here Kyle, a package deal take care of my former work spouse Kellie,” Aaron, 41, wrote through Instagram on Saturday, February 18. “I bear in mind assembly him for the primary time at a sushi joint in Nashville. He and I each utterly completely different species. Kyle a midwestern nation music staple and me, some New York Metropolis wisea–. However from the leap, we clicked.”

Ben Aaron Mourns 'Pickler & Ben' Cohost Kellie Pickler’s Late Husband Kyle Jacobs: 'I'll Miss You’
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He continued: “A lot in order that our three-way conversations usually turned he and I one-on-one. This primary assembly led to our nightly ritual, dinner after the present, the three of us or usually simply Kyle and me sitting for hours speaking about no matter and whomever. Kellie would usually joke that she was the third wheel. He turned a protected place for me, I used to be in a wierd city surrounded by strangers.”

The American Idol alum, 36, and Aaron — who married Good Morning America alum Ginger Zee in 2014 — hosted Pickler & Ben collectively on USA Community between September 2017 and Could 2019. As Pickler and the TV journalist turned shut colleagues, the late musician turned a pure addition to their crew.

“If we have been at an occasion, he would throw his arm round me and information me across the room, welcoming me into his world. I beloved Kyle as a result of it was inconceivable to not,” Aaron recalled on Saturday. “He was the bottom in a world the place most individuals float aimlessly. I want somebody like Kyle into the lives of everybody, he’s that man you need with you when your world is loopy. … I’ll miss your heat and scratchy cackle of amusing, I’ll miss our random texts once we see some inappropriate signal or inside joke. However most of all, I’ll miss you, my buddy.”

Information broke hours earlier on Friday, February 17, that Jacobs had died by an obvious suicide. He was 49.

“Nashville’s Division of Emergency Communications acquired a 911 name at 1:21 p.m. Friday from a house on Sneed Street within the police division’s West Precinct. Officers and Nashville Hearth Division personnel responded and positioned resident Kyle Jacobs deceased from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound in an upstairs bed room/workplace. His dying is being investigated as an obvious suicide,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police mentioned in an announcement to Selection on the time. “Mr. Jacobs’ spouse, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short while earlier, didn’t see her husband, and commenced on the lookout for him. After she and her private assistant have been unable to open the door to the upstairs bed room/workplace, the assistant telephoned 911.”

The late songwriter and Pickler tied the knot in 2011, opting to elope within the Caribbean. Almost 4 years later, they costarred on their joint I Coronary heart Kellie Pickler actuality TV present.

“It’s type of the loopy issues that Kellie will get herself into, and I type of should get her out of it,” Jacobs completely advised Us Weekly in December 2015 of the three-season docuseries. “It truthfully is nothing however love and laughter. We love our marriage, and our marriage is at all times primary.”

When you or somebody you realize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the 988 Suicide & Disaster Lifeline at 988.