Ariana Fletcher Often Shies Away From Talking About Her Brother Kyle

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Dec. 8 2023, Updated 12:14 p.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Ari Fletcher had a brother named Kyle Jamison who passed away when she was very young.
  • Ari likes to keep the details surrounding her brother and his death very private.
  • On Dec. 7, 2023, Ari took to her Instagram stories to honor Kyle on what would have been his birthday.
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It's a herculean feat to overcome the death of a loved one. In fact, most people never really "move on" from grief, but rather adapt their lives by moving forward to honor that person's legacy by going after their personal dreams and living the happiest life that they can. In the case of Ari Fletcher she is appearing to do just that after what happened to her brother.

But who was Ari's brother and what happened to him? In a blend of privacy and honor, Ari gracefully keeps Kyle's memory alive. From dazzling, personalized jewelry to dedicated Instagram posts, Ari weaves his legacy into her life in various heartfelt ways. Keep scrolling to learn more about Ari's brother.

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What happened to Ari Fletcher's brother?

The music video and Instagram model has alluded on several occasions that her brother, Kyle, passed away when she was very young. She never divulges the circumstances surrounding the man's death or speaks at length about the topic as she has said multiple times that discussing it is too painful.

Her Instagram handle, which has garnered nearly 6 million followers, is a tribute to Kyle: @therealkylesister.

In fact, her entire online presence follows the same nomenclature. She has also posted several tributes to her late brother, and says that her online profile was intentionally selected as such because she wants his "name to live on." In a post she uploaded in May 2020, she put together a series of photos featuring her brother along with several pictures of her proudly showing off her tattoo of his face on her arm.

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In the audio of the video, she talks about honoring his legacy and how much he meant to her, but that much is evident given how devoted she was to Kyle. In one telling photograph of the slideshow, there is an image of one hand gripping another hand that appears to belong to someone on a hospital bed. Given the context of the photo, it appears that Ari had visited her brother in the hospital prior to his passing.

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Ari's fans also talked about the impact Kyle Jamison had on his local Chicago community prior to his passing in 2013. One Twitter user wrote that he was "that MAN in these Chicago streets on the media side." Another mentioned that he was "like a mentor to [them] in school." As to the circumstances surrounding his passing, there are only social media comments to go by. On a 2013 Instagram post for his Sept. 7, 2013 funeral and repass, someone wrote that "he was sick."

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While we don't know much about Ari's brother, we do know he was born on Dec. 7. On her brother's birthday in 2023, Ari wrote a birthday tribute to Kyle via Instagram Stories. Her message read, “Happy heavenly birthday! I know your with me everyday. I wanna be strong today but I’m so weak. I miss you so much and Yosohn talks about you all the time… your name is so alive its crazy! I know you are right here, I just wish I could hug you. I love you so much.”

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Ari Fletcher's net worth is reportedly on par with ex G. Herbo's.

Ari has reportedly earned a hefty amount of wealth for herself as per approximate reports online: It's said that the model has a net worth of $3 million at her disposal. Not bad for a 28-year-old with no significant amounts of familial wealth to inherit. She's also leveraged her growing celebrity into a successful business, too. She launched a merchandise line that's enjoying steady social media growth and traction.

G. Herbo, who used to go by the moniker Lil Herb, is also 28 and has done well for himself. Ari's ex is probably best known for his 2018 album, "Swervo," and it's reported that he's got $3 million to his name. Not too shabby.

It appears that Kyle's sister is well on her way to building an empire, honoring her brother's legacy through it all.

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