After 10 years together, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have announced they're getting a divorce. While they announced on Sunday, it's being reported that this isn't the first time they've entertained the idea of calling it quits. According to one source, they've thought about going their separate ways several times, and tried to work things out each time it came up, but ultimately decided that it was best to start a new chapter of life separately.
Both Cavallari and Cutler have "brought up the idea of divorce several times in the past years before," one source revealed to E! but "ultimately decided they truly both aren't happy." The insider added that their kids "definitely kept them together at times." The two share three children, Camden Jack Cutler, Jaxon Wyatt Cutler and Saylor James Cutler. As of right now, the two have been "seeing each other and co-parenting the kids together" and that they're trying their best to make things as normal as possible for their kids, but there have been challenges considering they're still "sorting out their living situation." The reality star and former NFL player still have two homes in Nashville, Tennessee and haven't made any "big decisions" on their living situation just yet. "They have really tried to make it work for years, but are on different pages about lifestyles and were arguing a lot," the source explained.
The couple announced over the weekend via Instagram that they have come to a "loving conclusion" to get a divorce. "With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of. This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family," the post reads. Below, are photos of Cavallari and Cutler throughout the years.
Cavallari and Cutler met back in 2009 after Cutler made the first move. "I got a call from my publicist that Jay wanted to fly me out to Chicago and take me out," she revealed during an interview on the web series A Drink With. "I didn't know who he was! I had to Google him. I was in the middle of filming The Hills so I was like, 'I don't want a boyfriend in Chicago,' and passed on it."
After attending a Chicago Bears game with her mom following his attempt to fly her out, she was reminded about Cutler's chivalrous move to take her on a date and decided to do so. The two quickly fell in love shortly after.
Later that same year, the two reunited and continued their relationship. That following year in 2012, while still engaged, the two announced they were expecting their first child together.
In 2017, their relationship dynamic changed after Cutler was let go by the Chicago Bears after eight years in the Windy City. Cavallari then began her new journey towards building a business empire.
After the launch of their reality show Very Cavallari, the couple was faced with cheating rumors between Cutler and the Laguna Beach stars best friend at the time, Kelly Henderson. All cheating allegations were denied by both parties accused.
After recently being stuck in the Bahamas together amid the coronavirus pandemic, the couple announced just days after their return that they would be getting a divorce. It's being reported that Cavallari has accused Cutler of "marital misconduct" in new legal documents obtained by TMZ. Now the two are currently trying to figure out their living situation as they navigate through this challenging time.