Kristin Cavallari thinks divorcing Jay Cutler was her best decision
In a recent interview on the “School of Greatness” podcast, Kristin Cavallari discussed her divorce, saying that ending her marriage to Jay Cutler was “the best thing I have ever done.”
After telling the presenter that her three children “have inspired me to be the best version of myself … I can only be as good to my kids as I am to myself. If I’m empty, I have nothing to give them.”
With that, she went on to explain, “Being in a relationship where I was really unhappy, that wasn’t going to work for me. And I knew in my gut for a long time that I had to do it.
She stated, “That was the scariest thing I have ever done, is get a divorce,” adding that it turned out to be the “best” decision she would ever made.
Earlier in the chat, she pondered on the divorce and the larger influence it has had on her life as a whole.
“What I’ve also realized going through a divorce … [is that] even in our most challenging times — when we think the world is falling apart, we’re always going to be this sad, everything is going to always be horrible — we get through it … and then we look back and we realize why everything happened,” she remarked.
She said, “As we get older life starts to make sense.” Life, right now, is thrilling. And I am prepared for everything that may come my way.
In June of 2013, Cavallari, then 35 years old, wed Cutler, then 39 years old, a former NFL quarterback. They have three kids together: Camden, 9, Jaxon, 8, and Saylor, 6. The “Laguna Beach” graduate dated the then-Chicago Bears quarterback for less than a year before they got engaged in 2011.
But three months after the proposal, Cutler reportedly changed his mind and “blindsided” Cavallari by calling off the engagement a week after the engagement party, as reported by US Weekly at the time via a source.
Meanwhile, Cavallari’s 2016 memoir, “Balancing in Heels,” reveals that Cutler had “envisioned himself being the sole breadwinner and his wife staying at home.”