Kristin Cavallari is still living with Jay Cutler, despite being ‘blindsided’ by his divorce filing.
Bad situation: The 33-year-old reality TV star and the 37-year-old former NFL star have been self-isolating inside their Nashville home amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to PEOPLE.
However ‘they only talk about things that are related to the kids,’ a source told the publication on Wednesday.
And when kids aren’t the topic of discussion, luckily their house ‘is so huge they don’t have much interaction,’ said one source.
Recent reports on the breakup said Kristin knew ‘that their marriage has been over’ for some time but was not expecting her estranged husband to lodge paperwork to legally end their union last week and the sudden move has damaged their ‘amicable’ negotiations.
‘She had hoped they could work things out more amicably and they were off to a good start before Jay pulled the trigger.’
Tough one: The reality star knew ‘that their marriage has been over’ for some time but wasn’t expecting her estranged husband to lodge paperwork to legally end their union last week. Seen in October
In Jay’s filing, he stated he was the ‘available at home parent and the primary caretaker of the parties’ minor children’, despite reportedly having previously agreed to equal care of their brood, and so Kristen was further ‘caught off guard’.
The source added: ‘His filing was basically trying to take her out of the equation so she had to respond strongly. She’s not going to be taken out of the equation when it comes to her children.’
Another source added: ‘Jay was playing for the NFL a majority of their marriage, for him to call himself the primary caregiver just because he is retired and she is working is not accurate.’
People’s sources claimed that Kristin’s busy career and differing priorities led to their split: ‘Kristin and Jay are a lot different. She has so much on her plate, with her brands, and with her show, and Jay is not as interested in all of that.
‘She’s so passionate about her work and they couldn’t relate to each other. So it pulled them apart.’