Kristin Cavallari Talks About Brother’s Death, Unveils Bombshell About Lauren Conrad

Kristin Cavallari Talks About Brother’s Death, Unveils Bombshell About Lauren Conrad
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After her brother’s tragic death, the fashion designer and actress Kristin Cavallari shared that she’s been having good and bad days. She said her kids are her main source of strength.


As 29-year-old Cavallari promoted her new book, “Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work,” the former reality star was asked how she coped with her brother Michael’s death by Jennifer Peros of Entertainment Tonight. Her brother disappeared in December and was found dead days later.

The “Laguna Beach” star shared that her kids made her deal with the tragedy faster because she did not have any other choice but to. “I’ve really found a lot of strength in my kids,” she said. “I had Saylor at the same time my brother went missing, and then ultimately passed away, and so I couldn’t collapse. I had a newborn baby to look over,” she explained.

The mother of three said that she had to be strong for herself and her whole family, especially her parents. She said her parents are finding it hard to cope but are still “going through it.” Fortunately, she shared everyone in her family is getting better now.

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She also responded the rumors that her brother was bipolar. Michael was arrested for making criminal threats a couple of days before he disappeared, and many started saying he had bipolar disorder. Cavallari said that no such diagnosis was made at all.

In related news, her new book depicts how her life as a reality star affected her negatively. According to PEOPLE magazine, Cavallari reveals in the book that the show affected her self-esteem.

“Filming MTV’s super-successful reality TV show when you are just 17 can do a number on your conception of reality. Like many teenagers, I had no self-awareness and thought only about myself, and that was amplified by starring on Laguna Beach, where I got professional accolades for being outspoken and wild,” she wrote.

She also said that the plot involving Stephen Colletti and Lauren Conrad was just schemed by the show’s producers. She wrote how painful it was to see Colletti forced to spend time with Conrad, even though they were already dating.  “It certainly provided some juicy conflicts, but it also affected me deeply, I felt threatened,” she said.

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