Despite Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler splitting after seven years of marriage, the pair are still showing a united front for their kids.
The two made the announcement in April, posting matching statements on Instagram about how they had “nothing but love and respect” for one another, and were “deeply grateful” for their relationship and children.
But many fans of Kristin’s show, Very Cavallari, the split was not shocking.
Over the course of three seasons, viewers watched Kristin feel “unsupported” by her husband.
“From the outside, things are so perfect and things are so great,” Kristin said in one scene. “But actually, they’re not. And that sucks. It sucks.”
“There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship,” Kristin shared. “Jay and I have problems. I’ve always been very vocal about that.”
Kristin revealed in September how she had spent the last two years mulling over each and “every day” whether to end her marriage or not.
“It was not an easy decision, obviously,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It was something that I truly thought about every single day for over two years.”
Kristin went on to reveal that the Very Cavallari crew had actually recorded an overwhelming amount of footage revealing her and Jay’s relationship deterioration, but the particular scenes never made it to the air in an effort to protect their three children — Camden, 8, Jaxon, 6, and Saylor, 4.
“I always thought it was interesting when people would refer to us as ‘couple goals,'” she told People. “I would think, ‘If you guys only knew.'”
“We definitely kept a lot of stuff private,” she added. “Producers saw stuff, but they didn’t put it in the show — which is good, because I don’t want my kids to ever [see that].”
And despite their differences as well as impending split, both Kristin and Jay are focused on maintaining a healthy relationship for their kids. Kristen recently posted about the family gathering for Halloween but this is not the first time they have been together since the divorce.
In June, Kristin shared how they reunited to celebrate Father’s Day and were “navigating” this new normal “the best way we know how”.
“Happy (late) Father’s Day to Jay,” she posted to Instagram. “We had a beautiful day together yesterday at my new house. Modern family? Co-parenting? Whatever you want to call it, we are navigating it the best way we know how.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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