Back in 2004, pop culture met Kristin Cavallari as a high school junior in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Although she was unfairly positioned as something of a “villain” on both Laguna and The Hills, Cavallari always kept it real, and that’s why so many of her fans still love her today.
After two seasons of Laguna Beach and one and a half seasons of The Hills, Kristin Cavallari pivoted toward a career in hosting and acting. But she found her greatest success as a television personality and businesswoman as she joined forces with E! and launched her successful brand, Uncommon James.
These days, you won’t see much of Cavallari on reality TV, but you can listen to her breakdown her teenage years with high school ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti in Dear Media’s Back to the Beach podcast. Just in time, the first two seasons of Laguna Beach drop on Netflix in November 2022, and fans will be wondering what Kristin Cavallari is up to now.
What is Kristin Cavallari’s estimated net worth?
For her work as a television personality, fashion designer, author, and business owner, Kristin Cavallari has amassed an estimated net worth of about $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Cavallari has worked as a correspondent for the E! Network for award shows, and she also had her own reality series, Very Cavallari, on the network for three seasons.
The former Laguna Beach star also launched her jewelry, home decor, and beauty line Uncommon James in 2017, which has since spawned three stores in Nashville, Chicago, and Dallas and the children’s clothing line Little James. Cavallari has also authored the lifestyle guide/memoir Balancing in Heels and three cookbooks: True Roots, True Comfort, and Truly Simple (the latter will be released in April 2023).
How much money does Kristin Cavallari make from social media and appearances?
Right now, Kristin Cavallari mostly uses her Instagram account to promote her own brands and work. She’s frequently showing off the latest Uncommon James collection and sharing pictures from her cookbook. That being said, how much Cavallari makes from sponsored social media posts isn’t known. However, Cavallari’s public appearance fee for certain events has been estimated to be around $20-25,000.
When Kristin Cavallari was 25, she had her first child with Jay Cutler
Kristin Cavallari started dating Jay Culter in 2010, and in 2012, when The Hills star was 25 years old, they welcomed their first child, a son named Camden. The couple married in 2013 and had two more children together, a son named Jaxon in 2014 and a daughter named Saylor in 2015. She was the first member of The Hills cast to become a mother.
Kristin Cavallari has 4.5 million Instagram followers
With 4.5 million Instagram followers and growing, Cavallari is the second most-followed cast member from The Hills. She trails behind Lauren Conrad’s own 5.9 million followers.
Before starring in The Hills, Kristin Cavallari started working as an actress
After leaving Laguna Beach following its second season, Cavallari pursued a career as an actress. She starred in an episode of Veronica Mars in 2006 as well as an episode each of CSI: NY in 2008 and The Middle in 2011. Cavallari also appeared in the movies Fingerprints, Cheerleader Camp, Green Flash, Spring Breakdown, Wild Cherry, and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.
Kristin Cavallari’s ex-husband Jay Cutler played football for the Chicago Bears
As previously mentioned, Cavallari started dating football player Jay Cutler in 2010, not long after The Hills ended in 2009. Cutler is best known as the quarterback of the Chicago Bears, though he also played for the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins for a limited time.
The pair got engaged in 2011 but split a few months later, before reconciling at the end of the year and announcing Cavallari’s pregnancy in 2012. They were married in 2014 and filed for divorced in 2020, finalizing the split in 2022.
Watch Laguna Beach now on Netflix.