Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Finally Reach a Custody Agreement for Their Three Kids After Divorce Announcement
A lot has been revealed since Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announced their divorce. What was first presented as an amicable split turned into a battle over custody of the couple’s three children, Saylor James, Camden Jack, and Jaxon Wyatt. Now, after a bit of back and forth, the two have finally come to an agreement.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s breakup
After being together for over 10 years and having their relationship be a focal point of Very Cavallari, Cutler and Cavallari decided to go their separate ways.
“With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce,” Cavallari wrote on her Instagram. “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. This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.”
This split came as a bit of a surprise to fans who thought that Cutler and Cavallari were doing better in their relationship after a long vacation in the Bahamas.
“On their recent trip, they already knew they were splitting up,” a source told People. “The reason they announced it now is because it’s a quiet time for them to work through all of this and try to move forward.”
The battle for the children
Cavallari petitioned for primary custody of her children.
In court documents, she “denies that the Husband has always been the available at home parent and primary caretaker of the parties’ minor children. Wife would show that she has been the primary residential parent and she is a fit and proper person to be named Primary Residential Parent,” according to HollywoodLife. She did say that Cutler should be given “reasonable periods of parenting time with said children.”
According to court documents obtained by People, Cavallari claimed that Cutler was trying to block her from buying a house until she agreed to his terms for the divorce.
She said that “his attorney was going to tell their business manager to not release the funds” for the house and that this was Cutler’s way of “punishing her for not accepting his offer” regarding custody of their children.
What is the new custody agreement?
Cavallari and Cutler have agreed to have split custody of their kids, according to documents obtained by HollywoodLife.
“The Mother and Father will behave with each other and each child so as to provide a loving, stable, consistent, and nurturing relationship with the children even though they are divorced,” the document reads. “They will not speak badly of each other or the members of the family of the other parent. They will encourage each child to continue to love the other parent and be comfortable in both families.”
The two must split holidays evenly, meaning that Cutler and Cavallari will each have the kids on alternating years for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The children will switch homes every other week, spending one week with Cutler, and then the next with Cavallari, and so on.