Kristin Cavallari rose to fame at a young age after starring in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County from 2004-2006. After that, Cavallari was part of another MTV reality series, The Hills, and later scored her own show, Very Cavallari, which ended in 2020. Despite the show she was involved in at the time, the star’s love life always took center stage.
When Cavallari was just 18, she began dating Brody Jenner, son of Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner. After about a year together, according to Us Weekly, the two called it quits. Still, there can be chemistry between them. Speaking to ET after Cavallari’s brief return for The Hills: New Beginnings, Jenner explained, “Kristin always comes on fire. You know Kristin always comes in blazing.” When asked if that meant “sparks flew,” he replied, “I mean, Kristin and I, we have a past. Kristin and I have dated in the past. There would always be chemistry between Kristin and me. I love Kristin, she is amazing. You know, we get along and it’s definitely a lot of fun.”
Here’s what happened between Cavallari and Jenner after “Laguna Beach.”
Brody Jenner and Kristin Cavallari split after a year
According to The Sun, Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner were first introduced by their Laguna Beach co-star Talan Torriero. Cavallari had previously told Teen People (per People), “He’s good looking and makes me laugh for hours.”
In a 2013 interview about “The Hills” with E! Cavallari admitted online that while her relationship with Jenner was real on “Laguna Beach,” it was staged on “The Hills.” She explained, “I dated Brody when I was 18, right after ‘Laguna Beach’ actually, and that was it he and Jayde broke up and I dated Brody and Jayde and I got into a huge argument, because she saw us in a club. It wasn’t real at all. They were together all the time.
In 2006, Cavallari and Jenner split after dating for a year. In August of this year, Cavallari confirmed to People that the two had only recently split but were still amicable. “It’s hard right now because I’m working all the time. We’re still good friends though,” she said.
The attraction between Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner
Interestingly, when she briefly returned to The Hills: New Beginnings in 2021, it was Kristin Cavallari’s former co-star Spencer Pratt who came forward and admitted there was still chemistry between Cavallari and Brody Jenner. Pratt told ET, “I think if we’d had Kristin for like a month, you know, some serious romances would have gone down. [Brody] said they were about to start making out on the rocks by the beach. I thought: ‘What?’ And that was off, serious, and I was like, ‘Maybe she should stay longer.'”
By this time, Cavallari had ended her relationship with ex-husband Jay Cutler. The two announced their split in 2020 after a decade together. In July 2022, Cavallari shared on the School of Greatness podcast (via ET), “The scariest thing I’ve ever done is get a divorce, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done. It really kickstarted my journey towards self-love and finding out who I am now.”
Most recently she was single and enjoying her life with her three children. In July, Cavallari told Cosmopolitan, “I’m in no rush to be in a new relationship, but when I am I’ll be thrilled to see how different I can be. I look forward to it.”