The model girlfriend of Jerome Boateng killed herself on her son’s sixth birthday just a week after splitting up from the German footballer, it has been revealed.
Kasia Lenhardt, 25, was found dead at a luxury apartment thought to belong to Boateng in Berlin’s upmarket Charlottenborg neighbourhood on Tuesday night by police, who said the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Kasia has one child – Noah – who was born when she was aged 17 and in a previous relationship with a man whose name has not been made public. Boateng has three children, all from previous relationships, including twin daughters Soley and Lamia with ex-fiancee Sherin Senler and a son, Jermar, by an unknown woman.
A friend of Kasia’s told MailOnline: ‘Yesterday was her son Noah’s birthday. Kasia was at home on her own. A member of her family called the police because they could not get hold of her and they were worried.
‘She died a week after Jerome gave an interview in which he said their relationship was over. He said some really nasty things about Kasia. She was very upset by it.’
Her death was confirmed Wednesday by model friend Sara Kulka on Wednesday who paid tribute in a cryptic Instagram post that said: ‘I hope the truth comes out. I know how much you wished it would.’
Kasia had been dating 32-year-old Boateng for 15 months before their relationship imploded on February 2 amid a vicious fight that saw the couple use social media and the press to exchange blows.
Boateng had accused Kasia of sabotaging his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rebecca and his family before they started dating, and of blackmailing him into staying with her.
Meanwhile Kasia – who had the footballer’s name tattooed on her ribcage – branded her ex ‘the devil’ and vowed to ‘speak up’ and ‘fight back’ once she had recovered from the break-up.
Just hours before she was found dead, Kasia had posted to Instagram talking about a ‘new chapter’ in her life.
Kasia Lenhardt, 25 (right), was found dead in Berlin on Tuesday night on her son Noah’s sixth birthday and just a week after breaking up with footballer ex Jerome Boateng (left)
Lenhardt killed herself on son Noah’s sixth birthday, according to a friend, who said she was ‘very upset’ by allegations that Boateng had made against her in German media (pictured here on Noah’s fifth birthday, on February 9 last year)
Lenhardt (left) said she split up with Boateng because of his ‘lies and infidelity’ while branding him ‘the devil’ (pictured right, Kasia with a tattoo of the footballer’s name visible on her ribs)
Paramedics are seen outside the apartment where Kasia’s body was found late Tuesday after police were called to reports of a suicide. Officers say the death is not being treated as suspicious
The death was confirmed by fellow model Sara Kulka who wrote a tribute post on Instagram, cryptically saying: ‘I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wished it would’
Countdown to tragedy: Jerome and Kasia’s relationship
October 2019: Boateng is thought to split with girlfriend Rebecca Silvera around this time to begin dating Kasia, as the pair were seen together in New York
December: Kasia posts the first photo of the pair together, with Boateng posting a love heart underneath
February 2020: Kasia uploads another image of the pair on Valentine’s Day, calling Boateng ‘my love’
December 2020: Row erupts between Rebecca and Kasia, as the former takes to Instagram to accuse the latter of ‘stealing’ her boyfriend by copying and manipulating her. Kasia issues a public apology
January 2021: Kasia writes off Boateng’s Mini in a crash in Berlin, and is later found to have alcohol in her blood
February 2: Boateng announces the pair have split up, and goes on to accuse Kasia of blackmailing him into a relationship and of having a ‘massive’ problem with alcohol
She accuses him of cheating and vows to ‘speak up’ when she has recovered
February 9: Kasia is found dead in a Berlin apartment thought to belong to the footballer. Just hours earlier she had uploaded an Instagram story vowing to start a ‘new chapter’ in her life
She was also mourned by model Lovelyn Enebechi, who had starred on TV show Germany’s Next Top Model where Kasia also rose to fame.
‘Rest in peace! You wonderful, great person, I miss you and I am incredibly sad,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘I would have loved to say goodbye to you and can not put into words how much I miss you, I will never forget you! I wish your family a lot of strength.
Boateng, who now plays for Bayern Munich, was the first to announce the split after Kasia wrote off his Mini in a crash in Berlin on January 5, with German media reporting that she was over the alcohol limit.
The sportsman said he was going to ‘take responsibility and act in the interests of [my] family’ while apologising ‘to everyone I’ve hurt especially with my ex-girlfriend and our children’.
In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Boateng then accused Kasia of blackmailing him with fake accusations of domestic abuse, while saying she has a ‘massive’ problem with alcohol.
He admitted cheating on ex Rebecca Silvera with Kasia, but said she was also controlling and abusive.
He said: ‘Kasia became my girlfriend by breaking the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailing me.
‘So I decided to stick with Kasia and try to make it work. Even making the relationship with her public was due to pressure from Kasia to do so. It wasn’t mine.
‘During our relationship, Kasia often threatened to destroy me. She threatened to ruin my career and even try to make me lose my children.
‘Kasia said she would do so by accusing me of beating her. She knew that my children’s mother accused me of the same thing and that we have a lawsuit over it.
‘Kasia contacted my children’s mother and said she would help her in court. Everything just to destroy me.’
He even went so far as to claim that the model used fake social media profiles to attack him and ‘spread lies’.
‘I hope she gets help that she urgently needs,’ he added.
But Kasia hit back, saying she had in fact ended the relationship because of Boateng’s ‘lies and constant infidelity’.
In a final parting shot, Kasia branded Boateng ‘the devil’ and said: ‘I will definitely speak up, but I have to collect myself. Please give me time.
‘I will fight back! Because I’ve never been so deceived, used and lied to. Give me a moment.’
News of Kasia’s death was confirmed by fellow model Sara Kulka, who uploaded a photo of the pair on Instagram.
Alongside it, she wrote: ‘Rest in peace. You wonderful person, I miss you and would have loved to say goodbye.
‘I hope you find your peace now and I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wished it would.
‘I will never forget you, I don’t know anyone who could laugh like you. I send a lot of strength to the family.’
At the time of Kasia’s death Boateng was in Qatar playing for Bayern in the Fifa Club World cup. The team won the semi-final on Monday night 2-0 against Egyptian side Al Ahly SC, and are due to play in the final tomorrow.
But Boateng will not be available after he requested to return to Munich, with coach Hansi Flick saying he will not be playing ‘until further notice’.
Kasia, who had a son called Noah from a previous relationship, rose to prominence on TV show Germany’s Next Top Model and made several other TV appearances before she began dating Boateng
Boateng admitted cheating on his previous girlfriend Rebecca with Kasia, but said she was controlling and abusive – using fake threats of domestic violence to ensure that he would stay with her
Rebecca Silvera, Boateng’s ex, accused Kasia in December last year of stealing the footballer from her by copying her, then of taunting her to ‘manipulate me and hurt me further’
Kasia (second from left) had risen to fame on TV show Germany’s Next Top Model where she appeared in 2012 aged just 17. She finished fourth, and went on to make a number of other TV appearances before she began dating Boateng
Kasia rose to prominence on TV show Germany’s Next Top Model where she appeared in 2012, placing fourth in the competition.
The VERY complex history of Jerome Boateng’s love-life
Jerome Boateng has a long and troubled history with the women in his life – dogged by bitter break-ups, accusations of serial infidelity, and a lawsuit from the mother of his children over allegations of assault.
Boateng has spent much of his adult life in an on-off relationship with model Sherin Senler, who is the mother of two of his children – twin girls called Soley and Lamia who were born in 2011.
The pair first began dating in 2007 but have repeatedly split up amid accusations of infidelity, including with model Gina-Lisa Lohfink – though both Boateng and Lohfink deny any tryst took place.
Boateng and Senler then split up the year their twins were born amid rumours they would only speak to each-other through lawyers.
Two years later they were back together and got engaged in 2014, but split again in 2018 without ever tying the knot.
Senler then accused Boateng of assaulting her while on holiday by throwing a glass candle holder at her, a claim which his lawyers have denied.
The footballer also revealed that has a third child, a son born in 2015.
Boateng said the boy is called Jermar, a name that combines the first letters of his own with that of his mother, though it is unclear exactly who the mother is.
Some time after the 2018 split, Boateng began dating Jamaican model Rebecca Silvera before ditching her for Kasia some time around October 2019.
The first sign that his relationship with Kasia was in trouble came in December last year, when Rebecca took to Instagram to accuse the Polish model of stealing her man by copying her and manipulating her.
Then, in February this year, Boateng and Kasia’s romance imploded – with the Bayern defender accusing her of blackmailing him and his family, while she branded him ‘the devil’ and vowed to speak out about their split once she had recovered.
She leaves behind a son, Noah, who is thought to be five years old and was born to a previous partner that she split from three years ago.
A Berlin police spokesman said: ‘Yesterday at around 8.30 p.m. there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide.
‘A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party involvement.’
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Boateng for comment, but had not heard back at the time of publication. Fab4Media, which represents Kasia, put out a statement on Instagram which reads: ‘We are deeply shocked and are mourning with Kasia’s family.’
Boateng has a long and troubled history with the women in his life, and is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Sherin Senler – the mother of his twin daughters – over claims he assaulted her in 2018.
The footballer is alleged to have thrown a small glass candle holder at her while on holiday, which his lawyers say is based on unproven third-party allegations.
Boateng and Senler began dating in 2007 but have had a stormy relationship which has seen them separate on numerous occasions amid allegations of repeated cheating, including with model Gina-Lisa Lohfink – though both parties have denied this.
The pair’s break up in 2011 – the same year twins Soley and Lamia were born – was so acrimonious that they were said to have only communicated through their lawyers.
Boateng and Senler, a former fashion student, rekindled their love in 2013 and got engaged the following year but are understood to have split again following the alleged assault in 2018.
In 2018, Boateng revealed he has a son – named Jermar – who was born three years earlier. At the time, he said the boy’s name comes from ‘the first letters of my name and his mother’s name’, though he has never revealed exactly who the mother is and has kept the boy largely out of the limelight.
The footballer was then involved in a relationship with Jamaican fashion model Rebecca Silvera, though it is unclear when exactly they started dating.
The pair dated until October 2019, when Boateng was first pictured with Kasia during a visit to New York.
Kasia confirmed their relationship was genuine in follow-up Instagram posts in December and on Valentine’s Day the following year, describing Boateng as ‘my love’.
But the romance headed into trouble in December last year as Rebecca took to Instagram to accuse Kasia of stealing Boateng from her by copying and manipulating her.
Boateng then split off from Kasia earlier this month, apologising to Rebecca and his family and saying it is ‘time to take responsibility’.
Kasia subsequently accused Boateng of ‘continuous infidelity’, though she did not reveal who the alleged trysts had been with.
Police said they were called to an apartment block in Berlin at 8.30pm on Tuesday to reports of a suicide, and found a dead body (pictured, the apartment)
This is the Berlin apartment block where Kasia’s body was found, which had Boateng’s initials on the front doorbell