Jaclyn Hill described her late ex-husband Jon Hill’s death and her “grieving process” as the “saddest, weirdest thing” given they had been divorced for five years.
“I’m at the point in my grieving process where I just have to trust it and see what happens every day,” the YouTube star shared in an Instagram Story video Thursday.
“Right now, I’m just kind of done sharing this with millions of people, and I just kind of need some privacy on this subject.”
Jaclyn, who gained fame for her makeup tutorials on the video platform, said that although they had not been romantically involved for years, she and the drummer remained close.
“We still kept in touch and talked. It is just the saddest, weirdest, thing,” she said.
“Ugh, it’s so much you guys,” she added, getting choked up. “Trying to go through it publicly is just making it so much harder for me.”
Jaclyn, 32, said last week that Jon’s surviving family asked her to announce that Jon had died on Aug. 10 at age 33.
“We are all devastated by the sudden tragedy,” she concluded her statement. “The Hill family request privacy during this overtly difficult time.”
While the circumstances surrounding Jon’s death remain a mystery, Page Six broke the news that he was pronounced dead on a sidewalk. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner also told us that Jon’s cause of death has been deferred pending further testing. The autopsy results will take “months.”
Jon’s body has been released to the family, according to his case record.
The Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics founder and Jon, who struggled with substance abuse issues, married in 2009 but announced in 2018 they would be separating.