He was gone way too soon…
On December 10, 2015, Kristin Cavallari's brother Michael died of hypothermia following a car crash in Grand County, Utah. He was only 30 years old.
On Thursday, The Hills alum did an interview with E! News where she opens up about her devastating loss and how she is coping with her tragedy.
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The reality TV personality said:
"Its been tough, its been a roller coaster, especially now with the one-year anniversary coming up, its sort of opening all the wounds again. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't hard."
On the one-year anniversary of Michael's death, Kristin plans to spend the bittersweet day with close family, who have leaned on each other throughout the entire ordeal.
"I'm going to be with my family on the actual day, which hopefully will help… Talking about it is probably the most important thing so I'm lucky I have a great support system with my immediate family, with Jay [Cutler] and with my parents as well."
Sadly, this isn't the first personal tragedy that has affected Cavallari's parents.
"My mom actually lost her brother when she was just a little bit older than me, so not only does she understand what I'm going through because it's her son, but she also lost her brother. So she's been really great for me to lean and go to as someone who truly understands what I'm going through as well."
On the bright side, Kristin is looking forward to daughter Saylor James' first birthday, which just so happens to be the day before Thanksgiving!
"With all three of my kids, we've never done big, elaborate birthdays so we're keeping it small… My dad will be in town for Thanksgiving so it works out, luckily, that he'll be here for her birthday as well. I'm going to make her cupcakes—I'm actually going to make cupcakes from my cookbook that I'm working on: vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I'll put a little candle on it, get her a few presents and call it a day."
We greatly applaud Kristin's honesty, and we hope her family will one day find peace with Michael's untimely passing.
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