Kristin Cavallari revealed that she and her estranged husband Jay Cutler went on a few dates after splitting. (Getty Images)
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During Tuesday’s episode of the “Off the Vine” podcast, Cavallari reflected on her “rollercoaster” divorce and revealed that she and Cutler dated after their split.
“Jay and I actually went on a couple dates, like, months and months and months ago,” she said, per E! News. “But we did.”
However, she learned that the connection she once shared with the athlete “wasn’t there anymore.”
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler married in 2013 and split in 2020. (Getty Images)
“The thing with Jay and I is, we aren’t getting a divorce because of love lost, which made it really challenging because we were crazy about each other,” she explained. “And so I just decided I didn’t want to be in a toxic relationship anymore and I had to break it off. But that’s made it hard and made me sit here and question it for a few months. But then going back and dating him a little bit made me reaffirm, like, ‘No, I know that I’m doing the right decision.'”
The star said that after growing up with divorced parents herself, she didn’t want her children to grow up thinking that her relationship with Cutler was “good.”
“Because I got to see my mom remarry and be in a good relationship so that I knew what one was. I mean, I wanted my kids to see me happy. I just did,” the star said. “And they’re better off. And they’ve adjusted really well, not that there’s ever a perfect age for it, but they were at good ages. And so, I’m glad that it happened when it did.”
When asked whether she and Cutler were still friends, Cavallari also described their relationship as “a rollercoaster” and said that co-parenting isn’t easy.
‘Very Cavallari’ stars Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler share three children: Camden, 9; Jaxon, 7; and Saylor, 5. (Getty Images)
“This is what I said to my friends: ”If I didn’t have kids with Jay, I would never talk to him ever again. But now, I have to talk to him a lot,'” she shared.
When asked about her life post-divorce, the reality star said: “I have to say, it’s been such a rollercoaster but it’s been the brightest and the saddest, the whole experience.”
She described her choice to split from her then-husband as “probably the best decision I’ve ever made,” but noted that there are “really sad moments” that made her question the decision.