Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler is allegedly blocking his soon-to-be-ex-wife Kristin Cavallari from purchasing a new home for herself and the couple’s three children, according to a divorce filing obtained by E! News.
The couple had recently announced that they were seeking a divorce after ten years together and seven years of marriage.
Cavallari stated in the filing that she had been searching for a new home to live in 2019 when things got “so bad” in their marriage. At the time, she found a house she liked and initiated the home-buying process, which Jay “never objected” to.
She would eventually bring the process to a halt after they attempted to salvage their marriage. They would soon realize “the attempt to reconcile was not working and knew a divorce was inevitable.”
Via E! News:
“In early March, the two began to speak about their divorce and plan how they would go about it, including their custody and living arrangements. With these discussions in mind, Kristin once again resumed the home-buying process upon their return from the Bahamas and assumed Jay would be okay with this because of his “lack of objection in November.”
However, Jay later informed her, “his attorney was going to tell their business manager to not release the funds,” something Kristin believes he did as a way of “punishing” her. Kristin’s attorney alleges, “This is typical of Husband’s behavior towards Wife.”
Furthermore, she alleges he “attempted to intimidate” Kristin into agreeing to a proposed parenting plan that is “unfavorable to her” by preventing the purchase. In addition, she claims, “He also informed that he was not going to be leaving the marital residence.”
The couple were said to be each spending three days on and three days off with their three children.
“But as the documents outline, “Wife does not believe that it is in the best interest of either party or their minor children to reside in the same household… Wife fears that if the parties are required to remain in the same residence, it would be an unhealthy environment, causing irreparable harm to their minor children.”
“Husband makes inappropriate statements to and about Wife and attempts to draw her into an argument in front of their minor children. Now that Husband has announced he will not leave so Wife can exercise parenting time with the children, Wife fears the situation will escalate,” it is further alleged.”
Kristin is looking for the judge to allow to use “her portion of their funds” to purchase the new home.