Kristin Cavallari surprised fans on April 26 when she announced on Instagram that she and her former NFL quarterback husband, Jay Cutler, are getting a divorce. The couple has three children: sons Camden, 7, and Jaxon, 5, along with daughter Saylor, 4.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
“Kristin and Jay had been having problems for a long time. They hadn’t spent much time together in recent months,” a source told People. This announcement, of course, immediately led to all sorts of speculation as to what caused the split—including lingering rumors Cutler had cheated on the former Laguna Beach and The Hills star.
Said rumors were even addressed on the latest season of their reality show, Very Cavallari. In case you missed it, there was talk of Jay Cutler having an affair with Kristin Cavallari’s longtime pal, Kelley Henderson, who also appeared on the show. The friends did have a falling out, but Cavallari insisted she did not believe the stories. People‘s source says the breakup has “absolutely nothing to do” with that storyline or cheating. “Kristin and Jay are a lot different. She has so much on her plate, with her brands and with the show,” the source said. “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.”
Cutler’s persona on Very Cavallari was definitely one of a cranky husband—not that that’s any indication of cheating, obviously. “On their recent trip [to the Bahamas], they already knew they were splitting up,” the source who spoke to People said. “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.”