Kristin Cavallari on calling off Jay Cutler’s 2011 engagement

Kristin Cavallari has admitted that she briefly called off her engagement to Jay Cutler in 2011 because she couldn’t “ignore the red flags”.

The “Hills” alum, 35, revealed the episode of the Podcast “Call Daddy” that the cause of the brief breakup was “so much bigger than” the former NFL quarterback, 39, wanting her to be a stay-at-home mom, which she blamed at the time for that she can “move on”.

“Basically, I called off the engagement [for] the same reason I got divorced, and so I guess if there’s anything to take away from that, it’s that you can’t ignore the red flags,” Cavallari said. “People don’t change, and you have to trust your instincts.”

The reality star claimed in her 2016 memoir, ‘Balancing in Heels,’ that she had postponed the wedding because Cutler “imagined himself to be the sole breadwinner and his wife to stay at home”.

Kristin Cavallari sitting on a sofa talking on a podcast.
Kristin Cavallari said she called off her engagement to Jay Cutler and divorced her because she couldn’t “ignore the red flags.”

Reflecting on her potential divorce from the athlete, the “Back to the Beach” podcast co-host said Wednesday that deciding to end her marriage was “really scary” and took her “a few years to actually press the button.” trigger”.

“It was just about time,” she said. “Nothing major happened. In the end, it was just about time. … It’s the scariest thing. It’s still the saddest thing. I mean, it’s so many emotions, but it can also be the best thing.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler smile at each other.
“To be honest, it took me a few years to pull the trigger,” the ‘Hills’ alum said.
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While there may not have been a single bombshell that led Cavallari to file for divorce, she admitted she was ‘really unhappy’ and in an ‘unhealthy relationship’ which she didn’t want that his children think “it was normal”.

The Uncommon James founder explained that she ‘regrets nothing at all’ and is ‘grateful for the time we had together’ because she brought out three children from the marriage: sons Camden, 9 years old, and Jaxon, 8, and daughter Saylor, 6.

Kristin Cavallari smiling in a swimming pool with her children kissing each of her cheeks.
Cavallari would not divulge the details of her split with Cutler to protect their children.

“I’m very careful what I say,” Cavallari said, adding that Camden even googles her parents. “It was a toxic time, end of story. That’s all I have to say.

Cavallari also said that regardless of their “toxic” relationship, she hopes Cutler finds someone who will make him happy and “remarry” because their “kids will benefit.”

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler pose for a photo together.
Cavallari hopes she and Cutler can find someone to make them happy one day.
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The former Chicago Bears player proposed to the “Laguna Beach” alum after just eight months of dating, and they tied the knot in June 2013.

Cavallari, who recently said parting ways with Cutler was “the best thing I’ve ever done”, filed for divorce in April 2020 – shortly after they announced their split in a joint statement.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler posing together at an event.
“When the settlement was made, I threw a party,” Cutler previously said on his podcast.
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It’s unclear if their divorce has been finalized, but Cutler recently shared that he “thrown a party” after receiving a “settlement.”

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