Now that Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have said they’ll be getting a divorce, sources are speaking out about what their relationship was like in the time before they made the announcement. In an interview with People Magazine, one source close to the couple said that the pair had been in turmoil for months.
“Kristin and Jay had been having problems for a long time. They hadn’t spent much time together in recent months,” the source said.
On Sunday, Cavallari announced the end of their seven-year marriage and decade-long romance on Instagram. The couple has three children — two sons who are 7 and 5, and a daughter who is 4.
In the post, Cavallari said that the two of them still love one another but have grown apart.
Before they announced the end of their marriage, Cutler and Cavallari returned from a three-week trip to the Bahamas, which was supposed to be a spring break vacation for her children, and for Cavallari’s hairstylist and his fiancé. In speaking with People, the source said that the couple knew they would be getting a divorce before they left for the trip.
“On their recent trip, they already knew they were splitting up. The reason they announced it now is because it’s a quiet time for them to work through all of this and try to move forward,” the source explained.
Cutler and Cavallari’s relationship had also been plagued by rumors of cheating in recent months. The latest season of E!’s Very Cavallari dealt in part with the rumors that Cutler had been cheating on Cavallari with her longtime friend, Kelly Henderson.
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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.
Despite of the rumors of infidelity, the source insists that the reasons for the split had “absolutely nothing to do” with Henderson or the stories that Cutler had cheated. The source explained that Cutler and Cavallari are now quite different, and that they had grown further apart as Cavallari had gotten busier with her brands and with the show.
“Jay is not as interested in all of that. She’s so passionate about her work and they couldn’t relate to each other as much. So it pulled them apart,” the source said.
In recent years, Very Cavallari has also highlighted the way Cutler and Cavallari’s roles in the home changed following his retirement from the NFL. Since then, Cutler had played a bigger role at home taking care of their children while Cavallari became the de facto chief breadwinner.