Many television fans first fell in love with Kristin Cavallari as the rebellious teen on Laguna Beach. People absolutely adored the transplant from another school who loved to shake things up and start drama. She became fast friends with some people in the group, enemies with others, and had her fair share of romance.
However, Cavallari certainly isn’t that teenager anymore. Now, she’s a mom and wife, and she has several projects on the go. However, she’s always maintained a connection to reality television. For a while, she played a version of her old self on The Hills, as the perfect villain. Her new show, Very Cavallari, is different because it’s all about her. It’s about her business, her family, her friends, and her life. There’s still a ton of drama, but it’s certainly different than the other projects she’s worked on.
However, even a reality television show doesn’t give you a full look at someone’s life. If you’ve been a fan of Cavallari since her teenage years, you’ll probably want to know all the little details that she may not reveal on her show. Perhaps you only heard about her because of her hubby, football player Jay Cutler. Whether you’re a superfan or someone new to reality television, we’ve got you covered — here are 15 things you didn’t know about Kristin Cavallari.
Some people love her, some people hate her, but one thing is for sure — she’s never boring! We love that she’s so candid about everything and not afraid to be herself.
She Met Her Hubby Jay Cutler Because He Reached Out To Her Publicist
Cavallari definitely isn’t the only celebrity that ended up married to a professional athlete. Quite a few celebrities over the years have found love with those in that world. After all, they have a surprising amount in common — they’re both used to being in the public eye.
However, the story of how they met is actually pretty cute. Cutler saw Cavallari somewhere and was smitten, so he told his publicist to reach out to the reality television star. He wanted to fly her to Chicago so he could take her on a date — although she wasn’t down for that at first.
Eventually, she realized she may have judged the quarterback too harshly, and agreed to go on a date with him. The rest, as they say, is history — they’ve been together ever since!
She Called Off Her Wedding The First Time
Kristin Cavallari and her hubby Jay Cutler seem like the perfect couple. They’re kind of opposites, but it works for them — and they’re hilarious together. However, it wasn’t always paradise.
Back when they were going to get married the first time, Kristin actually ended up calling off the wedding. She had strong opinions about how their life would go, and just didn’t feel like things were right — so she broke things off until they could resolve them. It’s definitely not an easy thing to do, but obviously, it was the right choice in their situation.
They fixed the issues that were impacting the relationship, and they’ve been happy together ever since.
She Isn’t Actually A Born California Girl
Kristin Cavallari kind of seems like the quintessential California girl — and not just because she got her start on a reality show all about California teens. She’s blonde, she’s bubbly, and she just has that effortless California vibe nailed.
However, in actuality, she’s from much farther away. She was born in Denver, Colorado, and spent a lot of her life in Illinois. She didn’t end up moving to California until she was in high school. She spent a good chunk of her life there, but it was never truly home — perhaps that’s why she didn’t find it as tough to move to where Jay wanted to live.
She’s A Mom of Three
Kristin Cavallari always looks so effortless chic and still looks incredibly young. So, it can be easy to forget that she’s a mom — and a mom of three, none the less!
When she’s not busy with her business or various work obligations, Cavallari spends her days running around after he children. It’s certainly a busy period in her life now since they’re all quite young. However, it won’t be that much easier when they’re all surly teenagers either!
While some of her parenting opinions are controversial, she seems to be raising happy, healthy children. Plus, what kid doesn’t want to live in a gorgeous country home?
She’s Written Two Books
Cavallari has never really seemed like the type who loves to read. So, it might come as a bit of a surprise that she’s actually the author of not one, but two, books.
She got her start in the literary world with her lifestyle book, Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness and Making it All Work. In that book, she shared tons of tips and tricks and insights with her fans.
Recently, she published her second book, a cookbook entitled True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with more Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar. Does she have a fourth one in the works? We may have to wait to find out!
She’s The Owner Of A Lifestyle Brand, Uncommon James
There are many celebrities out there who find a brand that wants to work with them and simply put their name on some products. From clothing lines to jewelry to shoes, plenty of celebrities try to break into the retail world in the easiest possible way. Cavallari is a little different.
Over the years, she’s definitely worked with a few brands on collaborations. However, her lifestyle brand Uncommon James is all her. She’s at the helm of all the decisions, from branding to developing the actual products. It’s something she’s clearly quite passionate about, and fans can get an inside look at her world on Very Cavallari.
She’s A Neat Freak
There’s no denying that Cavallari is a busy, busy woman. After all, she’s a mom of three, she’s running a business, and she has plenty of other projects on the go at all times. You might think that things like housekeeping would be the first to get cut from her schedule.
However, that’s likely not true. Cavallari has been open about the fact that she’s a bit of a neat freak and absolutely loves to organize everything. In some ways, it seems like it would take a lot of time. In the long run, though, it probably saves her time, since she doesn’t need to search much to find anything.
She Admits A Lot Of Things On Laguna Beach Were Fake
Nowadays, everyone is super skeptical about how ‘real’ reality shows truly are. Sure, the cameras are running all the time for many of them, and there isn’t a carefully honed script. However, there are a lot of elements that are made up for a little extra drama. It turns out, that was likely the case for Laguna Beach as well.
While a lot of what happened was real, there was a lot that was crafted by the producers with a purpose in mind. As Cavallari told E Online, “it was easy to go along with made-up situations… to keep things interesting, words were dubbed, scenes filmed months apart were shown in the same episode as though they were concurrent, and phone calls were faked.” Who knew!
She Never Travels Without Essential Oils
Cavallari has spent a lot of her life at the airport, getting ready to hop on a plane. From her long-distance romance with her eventually hubby, to seeing Jay play at games, to traveling for work, she’s definitely a frequent flyer.
And, it turns out she has one specific item that she never travels without — essential oils. She considers lavender and peppermint oils, in particular, to be must-haves while flying. We’re not sure what it is about that blend that she loves so much, but hey — if it works, why not? We may just have to give it a try the next time we’re prepping for a long flight.
She Got Lasik Over A Decade Ago
Die hard fans of Laguna Beach might remember that Cavallari rocked glasses a few times. Especially when she was just hanging out at home, you’d often see her in them. Nowadays, she never wears glasses, not even when she’s chilling at her crib with Cutler.
That’s because she doesn’t need them anymore. Back in 2007, over a decade ago, she got Lasik eye surgery to eliminate the need for lenses. Given her status as a reality star at the time, she even documented her experience for a webisode on the Reality Lasik website. So, if you ever spot her wearing glasses, they’re likely just prescriptionless glass lenses.
She Doesn’t Want Her Kids Involved In The Industry
While being on a reality show isn’t quite the same as being on a scripted show, there are a lot of similarities. And, given that she got her start when she was in high school, Cavallari knows the pressures that come along with being in front of the camera at a young age. That’s specifically why she doesn’t want her children to be involved in the industry — at least, not until they’re younger.
As she said to Elle, “I would never let them do a show about just them… I just want my kids to be kids. There’s so much pressure already to be a teenager that I don’t think they should have to worry about cameras in their face.”
Her Style Secret Is Simplicity
No matter what she’s doing, from hanging out at home to heading down the red carpet, Cavallari always looks flawlessly put together. She has a sense of style that just totally works for her — but it’s not something that happened overnight.
As she told Elle, “I really had no style in the early days. Over the years, working with so many different stylists and being able to wear great designers, I’ve really figured out what my style is. I’m effortless all the way. I want to give the illusion that I just threw an outfit together, even though that probably wasn’t the case. I never want to look overdone. Simplicity is key with everything in my life.”
She Now Lives In Nashville
Kristin Cavallari has lived in a lot of places over the years, She spent quite a few years in sunny California, both as a high school student and as a 20-something aspiring actress. And, she also spent quite a few years in Illinois. However, lately, she’s making her home in an entirely different location — Nashville, Tennessee.
The Southern city may seem like a strange choice for her, but she seems to really love it. She’s raising her kids there, she’s running her business there, and she’s finding plenty of opportunities to explore all that the city has to offer. We love seeing Nashville through her eyes.
She’s Had Several Acting and Hosting Roles
Many people assume that Cavallari has really only done reality shows. After all, she’s done quite a few of them, from Laguna Beach to The Hills to Very Cavallari. However, she actually had her sights set on being an actress — that is, until she decided to press pause and focus on her family for a while.
When she was younger, Cavallari had a few roles in shows including Van Wilder: Freshman Year and The League, and booked a few hosting gigs as well. She’s firmly in mom mode now, since her kids are still quite young, but who knows — maybe one day she’ll return to the acting world.
Her Actual Name Is Kristin Cutler
There are many, many celebrities who opt to keep their names after getting married. After all, most of them spent years of their lives building their careers under their maiden names. They don’t want to throw all that recognition away because they opted to tie the knot.
However, many decide on a bit of a hybrid — they take their hubby’s name on a personal level but keep their maiden name professionally. That’s exactly what Cavallari did. While many assume she’s still Kristin Cavallari — after all, her reality show has her name in the title — she’s actually Kristin Cutler on paper. We never would have guessed!
References: E Online, Feeling The Vibe, Elle