Kristin Cavallari stormed into living rooms in 2004’s Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Through the show, Cavallari and Lauren Conrad took high school drama to the next level in a love triangle with Stephen Colletti. In 2005, Conrad told the Los Angeles Times, “The Stephen and Kristin thing just happened. Me and Kristin really hated each other. We didn’t know he was involved with either of us.”
But after Cavallari’s early reality days, she seemed to distance herself from “Laguna Beach.” She married football player Jay Cutler, had three children and built the jewelry brand Uncommon James. In 2018, the mother-of-three spotlighted her life with a new reality series, Very Cavallari, and then her marriage spiraled into divorce.
After announcing their separation in 2020, Cutler and Cavallari finalized their divorce in June. Cavallari told Page Six that the divorce has given her more time for motherhood and work. “So the weeks I have [the kids]”I’m ‘Mom,’ you know, and I mean, they’re in school now too, so I’ve got a full day, so I can work if I have to,” the former The Hills star added the divorce helped her “find myself again and have some time to put myself first.” And as the reality TV star has found herself, so has she found her way back to Laguna Beach — and you might be surprised at how Cavallari really thinks about her reality TV career today.
Kristin Cavallari can “laugh” about her days at Laguna Beach.
Ex-reality star Kristin Cavallari goes ‘Back to the Beach!’ In July, Cavallari spoke to Good Morning America about her new podcast with former high school boyfriend and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County co-star Stephen Colletti. While that might sound like nightmare fuel to some people, Uncommon James founder said the experience has been positive. Cavallari stated, “It was actually therapeutic in a lot of ways. Doing it with my high school friend has allowed me to sort out some things that I might not have done at the time.” The 35-year-old added that she has no regrets doing the reality show. “There are moments that I’m not proud of, but overall … I can look at it now and essentially laugh,” she revealed.
On the Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen podcast, Cavallari and Colletti rewatch Laguna Beach episodes and then reveal what really happened. In May, Colletti told Variety, “I’m excited to take this trip down memory lane. I haven’t watched the series since the show aired and I look forward to unpacking a treasure trove of anecdotes for our audiences.”
For Cavallari, the new podcast has an edge over reality TV. Cavallari told Grazia, “I can do the podcasts in my workout clothes and no makeup from my house, so it’s been a dream job.” The first Back to the Beach pod comes out on July 19, and we’re barely there expect to listen!