Five months after announcing the end of her E! reality TV series, Very Cavallari, Kristin Cavallari opened up about making the “hard decision” to stop filming and why it was “definitely” the right one.
In April, Kristin revealed she and husband Jay Cutler had decided to divorce after 10 years together. Less than a month later, Kristin confirmed Very Cavallari was coming to an end as well.
While she provided little explanation at the time, Kristin opened up about her decision to end the reality series during an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show this week.
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As I start this new chapter in my life, I have decided not to continue with ‘Very Cavallari.’ I’ve absolutely loved my time filming and am so grateful to E! Entertainment for making this journey possible. To the fans: I can’t thank you enough for all your support and for keeping up with me all of these years. I love you guys 💛
“It was [a hard decision],” Kristin said. “However, it was definitely the right decision. Once I made the decision, I had such a sense of relief. I was getting a lot of anxiety about it. My life has changed very much. I have three little kids and even though I am from the reality TV world, I’ve always sort of kept my life somewhat private in a sense and kept the cameras at an arm’s length.
“I wasn’t going to expose my divorce on camera and have my kids see that one day,” she added. “So, I decided to walk away from it.”
Together, Kristin and Jay share three children, sons Camden, 8, and Jaxon, 6, and daughter, Saylor, 4.
Kristin previously told Us Weekly that since wrapping ‘Very Cavallari,’ she finally feels relaxed.
“This is the first time in a very long time that I feel like I can take a breath,” she said. “I’m enjoying things slowed down and having more time to focus on what really matters in life. I want to take this extra time I have right now to better myself and be the best mom I can be and continue to grow [my store] Uncommon James.”
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I woke up this morning missing my UJ family big time. I didn’t realize I took normal mondays, and everyday life, for granted. Every Monday in our leadership meeting, we go around and say one personal gratitude. Well today I’m thankful for my amazing team. Going through this together has made us stronger and they’ve shown up in unbelievable ways. Fam, I miss you and can’t wait until we’re back grinding in the offices together. And I hope everyone out there is staying healthy and safe 💙
“I’m not thinking about what I want to be doing next year or the year after that,” she added. “I’ve driven myself crazy with that mentality the past few years. Right now, I just want to be present and enjoy this journey.”
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Good for Kristin! There aren’t many reality tv stars who put their kids mental health above money, notoriety and their own interests. I wonder, in 10 years, how many of the reality stars, like the Teen Mom’s or Kate Gosselin, are going to wish desperately they had chosen the well-being of their children over the allure of television.
I respect Kristin and Jay and their decision.
More likenshe quit the show so that her income drastically drops. That why she can get a massive amout of child support and alimony.