Perhaps Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s split isn’t as amicable as we thought.
Only days following their announcements that they are splitting after a decade together, drama is starting to emerge in the wake of their divorce filings.
On April 26, the Very Cavallari star released a statement on Instagram revealing that her and Jay were parting ways, after 10 years together as a couple and 7 years of marriage. They also shares three children together: Camden Jack Cutler, Jaxon Wyatt Cutler, and Saylor James Cutler.
At first, inside sources made it sound like the divorce wasn’t all that shocking. Supposedly, the couple had “brought up the idea of divorce several times in the past years before.”
The same source also said that Jay and Kristin “ultimately decided they truly both aren’t happy,” and suggested that “the kids definitely kept them together at times.”
It was really looking like things weren’t going to end up in a bitter court battle.
However, new drama is unfolding around the divorce filings. It looks like the situation isn’t going smoothly. It might be time to start calling up an estate planning lawyer and a couple of divorce attorneys to settle things up legally.
According to TMZ, Kristin felt shock when the former NFL quarterback filed for divorce before she did. Apparently, “she didn’t know he was doing it.”
But there was one part of his divorce petition that especially stunned Kristin.
Jay didn’t specify that they want to split custody of their three children 50/50. Instead, he stated that he is “the available at home parent and the primary caretaker of the parties’ minor children.”
Calling himself the “primary caregiver” triggered a swift response from Kristin. She’s now asking for primary physical custody with visitation for her ex.
“His filing was basically trying to take her out of the equation, so she had to respond strongly,” one inside source revealed to E! News. “She’s not going to be taken out of the equation when it comes to her children.”
On top of that, another source pointed out, “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.”
Are things about to get messy in court? Only time will tell!