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Kristin Cavallari announces she and Jay Cutler are to divorce after 10 years together

Kristin Cavallari has split from husband Jay Cutler.

The reality star, 33, made the shock announcement on Sunday, writing on Instagram that the couple have decided to get a divorce after 10 years and three children together.

She wrote: ‘With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of.

‘This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.’

It's over: Kristin Cavallari is getting a divorce from husband Jay Cutler, the reality star announced on Sunday

It’s over: Kristin Cavallari is getting a divorce from husband Jay Cutler, the reality star announced on Sunday

Shock split: Accompanying the announcement was a photo of the couple, walking arm-in-arm together through Sayulita, Mexico

Accompanying the announcement was a photo of the couple, walking arm-in-arm together through Mexican beach resort Sayulita.

Kristin and Jay, 36, married in 2013 after getting engaged twice.

The couple began dating in August 2010 and first became engaged in April the following year.

They split three months later but reconciled in November 2011.

After getting back together, the former Chicago Bears player mailed Kristin her engagement ring. 

As they were: Kristin and Jay married in 2013 after getting engaged twice (pictured 2012)

As they were: Kristin and Jay married in 2013 after getting engaged twice (pictured 2012)

Calling it quits: The reality star, 33, made the announcement on Sunday, writing on Instagram that the couple have decided to get a divorce after 10 years and three children together

Calling it quits: The reality star, 33, made the announcement on Sunday, writing on Instagram that the couple have decided to get a divorce after 10 years and three children together

‘It was so silly,’ Kristin previously told E! News. ‘I was at the airport, leaving Chicago. We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like “Oh, shall we get married?’ We’re like, “Yeah, okay.”

‘Then he sent my ring in the mail,’ the reality star said. ‘So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on.’

The couple ultimately tied the knot in Nashville in 2013 and welcomed sons Camden, seven, Jaxon, five, and daughter Saylor, four.

Family life: The couple ultimately tied the knot in Nashville in 2013, and welcomed sons Camden, seven, Jaxon, five, and daughter Saylor, four

Family life: The couple ultimately tied the knot in Nashville in 2013, and welcomed sons Camden, seven, Jaxon, five, and daughter Saylor, four

In more recent years, they invited fans into their lives on Kristin’s E! reality series, Very Cavallari, where the former MTV star was candid about the highs and lows of their marriage.

Once Kristin confided in a friend that things in her marriage were not always as they seem on TV.

‘From the outside things are so perfect and things are so great but actually like, they’re not… and that sucks,’ Kristen said. ‘That’s the thing though, with marriage, it’s ups and downs,’ she added.

‘Right now we’re in a low, but two months we could be up here again, I mean and that’s how we’ve always been our whole relationship, it’s just how it is,’ the Colorado native said.

‘There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship, I mean Jay and I have problems, I’ve always been very vocal about that. We have to work on our relationship.’

'We have to work at our relationship': Once Kristin confided in a friend that things in her marriage were not always as they seem on TV

‘We have to work at our relationship’: Once Kristin confided in a friend that things in her marriage were not always as they seem on TV

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