Kristin Cavallari is ‘not looking to downsize’ now, wants ‘what’s best for her kids’

For a minute, just a minute, I was feeling sorry for Kristin Cavallari. I do think she’s a terrible person but she also seemed to be in a bad marriage with a guy intent on “punishing” her for trying to leave him. Some of the stories leaked to the various outlets made it sound like her estranged husband, Jay Cutler, was abusive and manipulative toward her. Then I read this latest story on her and am content with thinking she’s trash too. These quotes she leaked to People Magazine are completely tone deaf! Jay has agreed to release funds from their (presumably) joint account so she can buy a house, and she wants us to know that she’s not downsizing, because that wouldn’t be fair to her kids! They’re 7, 5 and 4, they’re not going to know the difference and kids are adaptable, but sure she makes it sound as if people expect her to move into a duplex.

A source close to the reality star, 33, tells PEOPLE that she’s “not looking to downsize or simplify” as she adjusts to her new life since announcing her split from Cutler after 10 years together earlier this month.

“She’s trying to minimize the impact on her kids, so she’d love to bring them someplace really nice, really welcoming, really special where they can start putting down roots and make memories,” the source says.

Cavallari and Cutler share sons Camden, 7, and Jaxon, 5, and daughter Saylor, 4.

After previously attempting to prevent Cavallari from purchasing her own house by withholding money as leverage in their custody battle, a second source told PEOPLE Monday that the NFL star, 37, finally agreed to release the funds.

Kristin is “definitely proceeding with house hunting and she is absolutely going to move into a new place, no question,” says the first insider. “If there was one thing that was going to make Kristin roll up her sleeves and fight, it’s her kids. This isn’t about getting all of Jay’s money or getting some big mansion or revenge.

“It’s always been about what’s going to be best for her kids, what sort of home she wants them to grow up in, what sort of behavior she wants them to see modeled, what sort of men she wants her boys to become and what sort of woman she wants to be for her daughter,” the source adds.

[From People]

“It’s always been about what’s going to be best for her kids” don’t you know?! Remember that she doesn’t vaccinate them. But sure, she needs to move into another mansion for her kids’ sake. To her minor credit, she doesn’t let them appear on her reality show and has said she wants themto grow up as normal as possible.” If that’s the case, why is she so averse to the idea of simplifying somewhat? It’s not “normal” to grow up as privileged as her kids are. If she moved into a smaller place she could still monetize the hell out of that lifestyle and it might even seem more accessible to her followers.

As E! reported earlier, other outlets have confirmed that Kristin has reached a temporary custody agreement with Jay. The kids will stay in the main home and Jay and Kristin will alternate weeks with them. Fox News quotes an expert who says this is ideal for the children. Kristin is surely aiming for it to change though, because she sure is emphasizing how much her children need her to move into another huge house.

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  1. SomeChick says:

    She should go with the dark roots. She might have to, at this point.

  2. Adrianna says:

    Age does not make this anti-vaxxing airhead any smarter. Her ex should take them all out for vaccinations when it’s his turn to see them.

    • Kebbie says:

      No reason to think he is any smarter or wants vaccines any more than she does. He supported Trump in 2016, if that says anything about his intelligence. Anti-vaxxers are all the same, I think these two just found each other.

  3. MrsRobinson says:

    I hate to be generous here, because she likely doesn’t deserve it, but this could be misplaced “parent guilt.” In that she is worried how the divorce is impacting her children, and this is a manifestation of one thing she can control that won’t completely go to shv*t. It’s not rational, and it is completely time deaf though.

  4. Charles says:

    When only one side is putting their quotes out (daily) I side eye it a little. She is certainly doing the most to pain an unflattering picture of the father of her children, I’m sure that is the best for them though.

    • Jellybean says:

      I agree. He filed pointing out that he was the main career for the children and wanted shared custody. She wanted primary custody. That is what they now have. How about not jumping to the conclusion that he is abusive and ignore the huge amount of muck that has been thrown at him in the media over the last week. Consider the possibility that he withheld funds because it gave him some leverage and he felt it was the best or only way to avoid a massive custody battle. Or perhaps it was good legal advise not to agree to a multi-million dollar purchase before agreeing to a divorce settlement.

      • Charles says:

        My comment was pure sarcasm. I think she’s been a real bitch about this so far.

      • Jodi says:

        yes to this! she’s working overtime to make Jay look bad and that always tells me that she is definitely making sure that these stories are distracting from what she is actually trying to do (likely not doing things because it’s best for their kids but only best for HER). my assumption is he really looked better on paper as a parent and that freaked her out in terms of custody so she is doing what she can to change that perception. which is nasty. also, they have TWO HOUSES already. anything she is doing in addition is extravagant and likely what she needs to keep her lifestyle going. those kids have more than they need already.

    • Bucky says:

      It is actually interesting that she is so terrible at this. She’s been trying to be a reality tv star since she was a teenager. Decades! How could she be so wrong about how to market herself, and so bad at hiring someone to do it? She is making herself look so much worse than necessary. I guess? it is bravado. She certainly seems like she has a lot to prove. I’m sure Jay’s legal team required the money to be properly accounted for and that’s the house she’ll get. It isn’t the case that her husband was refusing her spitefully, then acquiesced because of her smear campaign. The lawyers and accountants are now considering it HER asset, rather than a shared marital asset. These people probably both jerks and not the brightest, but he seems to be much MUCH better represented and advised. She’s running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I don’t know that she’s a “terrible person.” She might be a terrible spouse and mom. She definitely seems to celebrate having a bad personality. But there’s no evidence that she kicks puppies for fun or anything, right?

  5. Penguin says:

    it’s surprising this divorce has had this much daily coverage.

    • Jodi says:

      it’s because she keep releasing new statements and details so she’s not letting it die.

  6. Winnie says:

    Wow! Her new mansion is more expensive than the old one.

    It’s interesting that she suddenly agreed to joint custody and a permanent parenting plan in return for the new house. Almost like the kids were bargaining chips the whole time. Jay was the first to file for divorce and I think that made her angry.

    Gossip in Nashville was that she was blindsided by the filing. They were arguing but had been doing that for years. I think he owns half of the “uncommon James” stores since he financed them. Hence, his being able to freeze 5 million during a divorce.

    • Bucky says:

      Without a prenup specifying otherwise, yes, the spouse owns half of the interest in ownership regardless of making an investment. They do have a prenup and she seems to be challenging it, but he probably does own half of her ownership. I highly doubt it is a sole proprietorship. That would be begging for an audit. She likely has partners and investors. If she’d been making real estate transactions for the past six months, how blindsided could she have been?

  7. Amy says:

    I think if you really cared about the well being of your kids both parents would not make this a public mess where they badmouth and attack each other.

    But what do i know

    • Charles says:

      I agree with you, but in fairness I have yet to read a single word from Jay Cutler. No ‘friends of the NFL quarterback say”, no social media, certainly no “I don’t plan on downsizing” statements.
      At this point in the game, there is only one player in the public arena – coincidently the one with a reality show.

  8. Whatever says:

    I won’t throw her shade bc $800k buys you a mansion in KY. NYC, LA—you need millions.

  9. Mireille says:

    Don’t care for either Jay or Kristin but expect more leaks and accusations from both camps, escalating to Kristin wanting to move and home base with full custody of the kids in L.A. Because they would be safer there (eye roll). I feel all this is leading to her wanting to leave TN and head out to Cali.

    • Kebbie says:

      It seems like she’s been trying to bait him into slinging mud back at her and at least so far, he has refrained. He made her cry, he’s trying to punish her, he blindsided her, he has a temper. My God, she just won’t stop. The only thing we know from his side is what is in his court filings which are public record in TN.