Reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari, originally of Laguna Beach fame, and former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler are getting a divorce. The couple made the announcement on their respective Instagram accounts on Sunday.
“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,” Cavallari, 33, wrote in the caption of her post. “This is just the situation of two people growing apart.”
Cutler, 36, shared the same statement on his Instagram, concluding with a request that “everyone … respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.”
Cavallari and Cutler — heretofore the couple at the center of the reality series, Very Cavallari — have been together for a decade, married in 2013, and have three children. According to Cosmopolitan, Cavallari had a blow-up with her best friend, Kelly Henderson, earlier this year, over rumors of an affair between her and Cutler. Cavallari, however, reportedly said she didn’t believe the stories, and speaking to E!, an unnamed source said cheating allegations weren’t the driving issue behind the split. “This isn’t out of the blue,” the source said. “They’ve been trying to make it work for a while.”
In any case, Cavallari and Cutler would seem to be the first celebrities to divorce during the period of mandatory isolation the coronavirus has ushered in. In early April, the family returned to Nashville after being “quarantined” for three weeks in the Bahamas, where they were vacationing when Tennessee entered its stay-at-home order. That’s poised to lift on April 30: Until then, Cavallari and Cutler would appear to be social distancing together, joining the ranks of people who suddenly find themselves obligated to isolate with an ex.