Earlier this year, she and Jay Cutler split after 10 years together.

By Kimberly Truong
Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:39 am

Kristin Cavallari is opening up about her split from Jay Cutler for the first time.

In an interview with People, the former star of The Hills said her divorce was ″the hardest decision I've ever made.″

Cavallari, whose relationship was featured in her reality show Very Cavallari, said that as their marriage broke down, ″we definitely kept a lot of stuff private. 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].″

″I always thought it was interesting when people would refer to us as 'couple goals,'″ she said. ″I was like, 'If you guys only knew.'″

In April, the couple shocked fans with the announcement of their split, just after they had been in the Bahamas with their children together.

″It didn't happen overnight,″ Cavallari says of their breakup. ″We tried really, really hard for years and years. It was the hardest decision I've ever made."

"With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce," she shared in her announcement of their 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. 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."

Cavallari and Cutler had been together since 2010, and tied the knot in 2013. They share three children together — sons Camden, 8, and Jaxon, 6, as well as daughter, Saylor, 4.