Kristin Cavallari’s First Impression of Jay Cutler Was Not What You’d Expect

Kristen Cavallari and Jay Cutler have been happily married for three years, but she wasn’t initially all that impressed when she first saw him.

During a video interview with Us Weekly, Cavallari told the story about how she and her husband first met. Cutler reached out first to Cavallari’s publicist to set up a date in 2009, but she declined. A year later, when she was in Chicago, she accepted passes to meet up with Cutler after one of his games.

Cavallari says she was doing it more as a favor to her cousin, a huge Bears fan. “He was like, ‘you have to meet him,'” Cavallari said, “I didn’t think anything was going to come of it for me.”

The reason for her hesitation? She had googled photos of him and what she saw didn’t impress.

“I was like, ‘Eh, you know, whatever,” she said. Ouch. That’s only slightly more charitable than the way most Bears fans describe the quarterback.

As we all know, things picked up when she actually met him. “He walked in, and I was like, ‘Whoa, he’s so much cuter in person.’ He’s almost six-four, big, manly.”

Today, the couple has three children together, so things have worked out pretty well so far. Cavallari also revealed that Cutler has begun texting her gifs because he knows how much it annoys her. That’s love right there.

Check out the video above for the full interview, and learn what fashion trend from Cavallari’s high school days embarrasses her now.