Kristin Cavallari isn’t looking back at the past with rose-colored glasses anymore.
On Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s Off The Vine podcast this past Tuesday, the 34-year-old reality star admitted her split with her ex-husband Jay Cutler was “probably the best decision I’ve ever made.”
“There’s been times over the last 18 months where I’m like, ‘Is this the right decision?'” Cavallari told Bristowe. “Jay [and] I actually went on a couple of dates like months and months and months ago. But we did! But then I was like … It’s not there for me anymore.”
Cavallari and her ex announced their split in April 2020 after seven years of marriage. The exes share three children: sons Camden Jack, 9, and Jaxon Wyatt, 7, and daughter Saylor James, 5.
Cavallari told Bristowe how in the months since filing for divorce, life has been “such a roller coaster” filled with some “really sad moments.” But knowing
“The thing with Jay is, we aren’t getting our divorce because of love lost, which made it really challenging because we were crazy about each other,” she shared.
“And so I just decided I didn’t want to be in a toxic relationship anymore and I had to break it off,” she added. “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 it like, ‘No, I know that I’m doing the right decision.’ “
“I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that this is a good relationship because I got to see my mom [get] remarried and in a good relationship, so I knew what one was,” she said, noting they’ve adjusted “really well” to the circumstances.
“I have just decided that the week I have my kids, I’m mom,” she told the outlet. “I have a week off where I can go to dinner every night with my friends if I want to. I can work really hard if I need to. I can stay at the office later if I need to.”
But Cavallari admitted if they did not share children with him, she would “never talk to him again.”
Earlier that month, Cutler told E! News revealed that Camden, Jaxon and Saylor have been adjusting well to the breakup, and how both he and Cavallari will always put their children first.
“I mean, kids are resilient,” he explained. “With school and all the activities, we’ve done a good job of putting them first.”
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