title icon'Trust Your Gut,' Kristin Cavallari warns fans after revealing her engagement to Jay Cutler was canceled for the same reason they divorce

It's been more than a year since Kristin Cavallari broke off her engagement to Jay Cutler - and she is now explaining what went wrong. I called off the engagement for the same reason I divorced, so one lesson to learn is don't ignore red flags," Cavallari said. "People don't change, so trust your gut."

A decade after getting married, the reality star, 35, and the athlete, 37, split in 2020. "It took me a few years to pull the trigger," the Laguna Beach alum recalled of ending her marriage. It was just a matter of time, she said. There was nothing major that happened. In the end, it was just a matter of time. That's what scares me the most. There's nothing sadder than losing someone close to you. There are so many emotions involved, but it can also be the best thing."1

Even though things didn't work out, the businesswoman said she is grateful for the time she spent with her three children, Camden, 9, Jaxon, 8, and Saylor, 6. Because Camden has Googled his parents before, the blonde babe is "very careful" about what she says about their father."It was a toxic period, that's all there is to it. In her words, that's all there is to it.

Cavallari has been meeting new people since then, and it seems like she is in a good place. She admitted that her DMs were essentially her dating app. The number of dates I've been on is quite high."2

The former MTV star had a date with a businessman in Nashville. However, we'll have to wait and see. My taste in people is pretty picky, I guess, but I'm not going to settle. As long as I'm picky, I won't compromise."I've been keeping things on the down low lately, which is nice," she said. Cutler was the topic of Cavallari's latest "Call Your Daddy" podcast.