Kristin Cavallari does not regret the road she took to her happily ever after.
“We definitely weren’t ready to get married then and so we put everything on hold and we ended up having the baby before. I think that when we did get married, we were absolutely ready.”
The couple — now proud parents to son Camden Jack, 13 months — have come full circle, having recently tied the knot in June. “Everything happens for a reason and it all works out how it’s supposed to,” the newlywed says.
Open about Cutler’s presence in Camden’s life, Cavallari insists her husband is a great parenting partner and thrives while on daddy — and diaper — duty.
“He is an amazing dad and he has been since day one. He helps me with everything,” she shares. “He’s not the kind of guy that doesn’t want to change a diaper. He’s very hands-on and it’s adorable to watch your husband with your little boy. They’re so cute together.”
Now that football season has started, Chicago Bears quarterback Cutler is in game mode, leaving the new mom on her own one night a week. But the break gives Cavallari plenty of time to catch up on her pampering!
“I can put a face mask on and do all my girly stuff when he’s gone, and it actually works out really well,” she explains.
However, despite getting “excited” over game time, the start of the sport is bittersweet for the tight-knit family.
“Football season’s a lot of fun around here, but at the same time it’s also kind of scary,” Cavallari says. “Jay’s gotten hurt the last couple of years so it’s definitely hard in some ways — but overall it’s a lot of fun.”
As Cutler fulfills his football obligations, Cavallari has been equally focused on her own career, which includes her jewelry, shoe and clothing lines. While she’s been “fortunate” in balancing baby and her brands — the first-time mom often works from home — the juggling act hasn’t always been so easy.
“I remember when I first had him, I had to go to L.A. He was seven weeks old and I had to go to a photo shoot for my shoe line,” Cavallari recalls. “I was breastfeeding him and so it was a challenge to stop every two hours — or hour and a half really — to breastfeed and then to get back in the groove and go take pictures.”
She adds, “Those moments are harder, but overall I’m very, very blessed that I’m able to work from home.”
– Anya Leon