Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are divorcing after 10 years together. The reality star and retired NFL player made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday.
In a joint statement posted to their social media pages, Kristin, 33, and Jay, 36, shared photos of them together during happier times and wrote that their split comes due to the fact that they have simply grown apart.
Kristin shared a photo of her and Jay walking together with their arms around one another while on vacation, while the former NFL quarterback posted a more formal pic of the two as they looked ready for a night out.
Both wrote that they have much “love and respect for one another” and expressed gratitude for their decade-long relationship.
The celebrity couple married in 2013 and share three children, Camden Jack, 7, and Jaxon Wyatt, 5, and Saylor James, 4. The family had been quarantining in the Bahamas for the past several weeks but returned to their Nashville home last Monday, per TMZ.
Kristin and Jay met in 2010 during a Chicago Bears presentation and began dating. Within a year they were engaged, but their initial engagement was called off in 2011. The couple reconciled and married in June 2013.
In her 2016 book Balancing In Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work, Kristin revealed that it was she who ended the engagement because “a few things needed to change” in the relationship and Jay needed to see how serious she was. While Kristin admitted she was “dying inside” during the breakup period, she shared that she knew she didn’t want to be a traditional stay-at-home mom while Jay was traveling with the NFL.
“If I stayed at home, I wouldn’t be happy,” Kristin wrote in her book, per Us Weekly. “And would probably end up resenting Jay for it.”
Kristin explained that couples therapy saved the relationship after the couple learned how to communicate better. The mom of three also dished that she and her husband continued to occasionally see their therapist even after they were married.
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