Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler divorced nearly two years ago, but it’s still not official — and there’s a reason for that.
“Jay is still very focused on Kristin,” a source close to the former NFL athlete, 38, tells Us Weekly exclusively. “He still loves her a lot and wishes things were different.”
After three years of dating, the Hills alum, 35, married the former Chicago Bears quarterback in June 2013. Camden, 9, and Jaxon, 7, are the couple’s kids, while Saylor is their daughter. In a joint statement released on Instagram in April 2020, the founder of Uncommon James and Cutler announced their divorce.
“We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are extremely grateful for the years we’ve spent together, the memories we’ve built, and the children we’ve raised,” they wrote at the time. “It’s basically a case of two people becoming apart.”
Since their breakup, both Cavallari and the Vanderbilt University alum have been linked to other people, but a source tells Us that Cutler is still yearning for a reunion with his estranged wife.
“They’re doing a good job of coparenting — he just wishes they were still together,” the insider reveals. “He has a great deal of affection for her.”
After announcing their divorce, the former Very Cavallari star claimed that she and her spouse tried to work things out again, but the spark was no longer there. During an episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s “Off the Vine” podcast in October 2021, the Colorado native remarked, “Jay and I actually went on a few of dates, like, months and months and months ago.” “But then I realised it wasn’t there for me anymore,” she says.
The dates, Cavallari continued, only confirmed her desire to leave the relationship. “The difficulty with Jay is that we’re not getting divorced because of love lost,” she noted, “which made it extremely difficult because we were crazy about each other.” “And so I just made the decision that I didn’t want to be in a poisonous relationship any longer, and I had to end it.” Going back and dating him for a while made me reaffirm it, as if to say, “No, I know I’m making the proper decision.”
While she has no desire to rekindle their romance, the Laguna Beach vet is pleased to coparent with Cutler, particularly over the holidays. In November 2021, the reality star told Us exclusively, “For me, it’s really about putting the kids first.” “What counts is the children and what is best for them.” That is my point of view. All you have to do now is take advantage of the situation.”
Kristin Cavallari’s Early Life
Cavallari was born in Denver, Colorado, to Judith Eifrig and Dennis Cavallari, as one of two children, the other being her late elder brother, Michael Cavallari.    She has Italian ancestors through her father and German ancestors through her mother.  After her parents divorced, she relocated to Barrington, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, with her mother until her junior year of high school, when she moved to Laguna Beach, California, to live with her father and brother.  In 2005, she graduated from Laguna Beach High School.