Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t exactly the most popular football player in the league. His reputation has improved quite a bit over the past few years, but even so, if there’s a reason people can find to bash him, most will probably take it, as evidenced by the recent scandal related to his marriage proposal.
Cutler’s soon-to-be wife, former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari, told E! News the NFL star proposed to her via text message and then shipped a ring to her.
"It was so silly. I was in the airport, leaving Chicago. We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like, 'Oh, shall we get married?' We're like, 'Yeah, OK.' And then he sent my ring in the mail. So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on."
Not surprisingly, many sharply criticized Cutler for his less than storybook marriage proposal, but if Cavallari is to be believed, that story isn’t a fair reputation of what actually happened. She took to Twitter yesterday to defend her fiancé and to bash E! for running the quote as they did without more context.
”Stop bashing jay. He proposed in Cabo. Stop believing headlines...u have no clue. They take 1 piece of an interview to get ppl talking.”
Considering Kristin didn’t exactly deny saying her quote exactly as transcribed, one would imagine it likely represents an extreme simplification of a story. If I had to guess, I would say these two spent a ton of time in Cabo together, reconnected, impulsively talked about marriage and then he texted her right after she left and said, “Seriously, let’s do this. I want to get married.”
Regardless of what actually happened, people should lay off Jay anyway because proposing to a woman for the second time is far less important than the first proposal. If a wedding is called off and both parties decide to start the relationship again, making a big show of getting engaged again usually isn’t the best policy.
Here’s to hoping these two actually make it down the aisle this time.