Break-ups are never easy, but I’d have to imagine breaking up in the public eye can be even more tenuous to deal with. For example, when Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler split up earlier this year, both had to deal with vicious responses from the fanbase (though Cutler’s football career may have taken the brunt of that). Now, however, some time has passed and Cavallari seems to have reached the point where she can at least indirectly joke about her failed marriage.
Kristin Cavallari’s been blowing up social media lately, whether it’s because she was reuniting with her Laguna Beach flame or getting back to work post-quarantine on her Uncommon James label. She’s also been spending a lot of time with her hairstylist pal Justin Anderson and she recently declared him “the longest relationship of her life.”
Now, to be clear, she’s not talking about a romance with Justin Anderson. Anderson’s been in her life a long time as a friend and was even on her now-defunct reality series Very Cavallari; while he was on the show we met his boyfriend Austin, who often pals around with the other two. Regardless, the fact that Kristin Cavallari has seemingly gotten to the point where she can joke about the length of her failed marriage whilst third-wheeling it with her best pals is likely a good thing. It’s a far cry from where she was a few weeks ago, when she discussed it being “the first time in a very long time that I feel like I can take a breath.”
This year has seemingly been a big adventure for Kristin Cavallari. A few weeks ago, the entrepreneur and reality star also revealed some new tattoos, sharing she got the initials of her three kids and then a butterfly on her wrist. At the time, she also revealed on her Instagram account that “butterflies have been such a sign for me when going through difficult times.”
Ultimately, it takes time to work out feelings related to a failed relationship. That often gets amplified when things like custody agreements get played out somewhat in the public eye. Then dating rumors sometimes get started, complicating things further. (Though Jay Cutler has been adamant recently that he isn’t seeing Tomi Lahren, in case you were invested in that rumor.)
Meanwhile, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have three kids to raise: Camden, Jaxon and Saylor. So in some fashion, they will always at least loosely be involved in each others’ lives. Still, at some point the nature of the game must be onward and forward and it’s nice to see the reality star getting there. Almost as nice as it will be seeing what she’ll do next.
Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.
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