Murky Details Emerge in Suicide of Model's Hubby
Katie Cleary's husband, Andrew Stern, shot himself
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2014 10:32 AM CDT
"Deal or No Deal" models Lindsay Clubine (right) and Katie Cleary (left).   (Photo: Business Wire)

(Newser) – Andrew Stern, husband of Deal or No Deal suitcase model Katie Cleary, shot himself to death Sunday, weeks after Cleary was photographed getting close to Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier in Cannes. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the reality show couple (Stern appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker and Cleary was also a contestant on America's Next Top Model) were in the process of getting divorced and Stern was stressed over the marital issues. But Cleary's rep tells the gossip site the photos had nothing to do with Stern's suicide, adding that the couple separated eight months ago.

The rep also insists Cleary and Grenier are just friends, and that Cleary's interactions with DiCaprio were innocent. But Stern's friends say the pictures bothered him, and that part of the reason he filed for divorce in April was that he was humiliated by Cleary's partying with celebrities. The two married in 2010. Stern's friends also tell the gossip site he started feeling lethargic and lacking in libido two years ago, and started injecting human growth hormones and testosterone after visiting a Beverly Hills health center. But after experiencing severe mood swings, he quit the hormone therapy cold turkey about a year ago, which the friends say caused him to go into a deep depression—which was made worse by the failures of both his business and his marriage. Stern shot himself at a California firing range.

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tpvero
Jun 26, 2014 4:35 AM CDT
Hollywood is the survival of the most famous. A pretty woman will often dump her mate for someone more successful and famous, or both. This is nothing new with women or men, but of course women have an easier time of it if they look good in that superficial existence. Rest in Peace Mr Stern.
Roddy Pfeiffer
Jun 25, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
People who are too cheap to buy a gun go to a shooting range and kill themselves there with a rental.
pg13
Jun 25, 2014 11:16 AM CDT
I hate that he shot himself at a firing range. Why should they have to clean it up? But then again, it's not as if the gun industry does much to advocate for mental health issues, is it.