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The husband of former America’s Next Top Model contestant Katie Cleary reportedly died from taking his own life, weeks after his wife was spotted hanging out with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier.
According to TMZ.com, Stern, 40, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while at a San Fernando Valley shooting range. Reportedly, after Stern’s death, law enforcement officials interviewed Katie and other people who knew him.
They were told that Stern was “suffering significant stress over marital problems,” and also had a “history of depression and financial issues.”
Katie, 32-year old, was seen having fun with DiCaprio in May at Gotha nightclub in Cannes, France. Photos showed” actor pouring Cleary a cocktail, as well as whispering in her ear. Though he was seen schmoozing with two other women, DiCaprio is still dating Victoria’s Secret model Toni Garnn.
During her trip to Cannes, Cleary was also seen with actor Grenier.
Her representatives told TMZ that her time spent with them was not a reason for her husband’s suicide, and that the two split up eight months ago, and Stern filed for divorce in April. According to her representatives, the pictures were not an issue.
However, Stern’s friends told the site that the pictures did actually bother him. They add that while he loved his wife, he filed for divorce because he was humiliated and embarrassed by her “globetrotting and hobnobbing with celebs.”
A source told the Daily News that the photo of DiCaprio talking to Cleary was simply the two discussing work.
“She runs a group, Peace 4 Animals. That’s what they were talking about,” the source said. “They left separately. Nothing (is) going on between them.”