The Meaning Behind Kristin Cavallari's New Butterfly Tattoo: 'A Sign For Me When Going Through Difficult Times'

Kristin Cavalleri's New Tattoo Helps Her Through 'Difficult Times' After Split
Source: MEGA; Kristin Cavalleri/Instagram (2)

Aug. 26 2020, Published 8:57 p.m. ET

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A new chapter! Kristin Cavallari showed off two new tattoos on August 25 — four months after the reality star split from husband Jay Cutler. The 33-year-old shared a photo of herself sitting on a couch while she got inked by famous tattoo artist JonBoy. “Tattoo time @jonboytattoo,” she wrote. 

First, the blonde beauty shared a symbol that combines the first letter of her children’s names — Camden, 8, Jaxon, 6, and Saylor, 4 — that sits on her left forearm. Cavallari’s other tattoo is a butterfly located on her wrist. “Butterflies have been such a sign for me when going through difficult times,” she wrote. 

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Kristin Cavalleri's New Tattoo Helps Her Through 'Difficult Times' After Split
Source: Kristin Cavalleri/Instagram

Of course, fans couldn't help but point out that most people do something drastic following a heartbreak. One person wrote, “The breakup chick tat — not cliché at all,” while another echoed, “Just dye your hair instead of making a permanent change after a breakup.” A third user was excited to see the results, writing, “Show us a pic!!” 

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Kristin Cavalleri's New Tattoo Helps Her Through 'Difficult Times' After Split
Source: Kristin Cavalleri/Instagram

In April 2020, the Very Cavallari star revealed she and the former athlete, 37, were calling it quits. “With great sadness after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce,” she wrote at the time. “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.”


The news wasn’t a complete shock, though, since Cavallari and Cutler’s problems played out during their reality series. For example, Cutler was adjusting to being a stay at home dad while Cavallari ran her jewelry company, Uncommon James. During season 3, the two seemed to be in a good spot when they took their friends on a trip to Italy and even got some alone time, but clearly, things changed. 

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Following their split, Cavallari accused Cutler of not letting her buy a home, but they later reached a custody agreement in May. According to court documents, the duo agreed to be named “joint primary residential parents,” and will alternate sharing the kids on a weekly schedule. 


Meanwhile, it seems like the businesswoman is thriving these days. The mom of three has been posting lots of sexy photos on social media, in addition to spending time with her bestie Justin Anderson. But Cavallari sent fans into a frenzy when she posted a photo with her ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti in early August. “2004 or 2020?!” she captioned the grainy photo

Naturally, Laguna Beach fans would love to see the former flames give their relationship another shot, but for the time being, they are “just friends,” a source told PEOPLE.

Whatever happens, we know Cavallari will be just fine.


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