Kristin Cavallari's Ex-BFF Finally Addressed The Rumours She Had An Affair With Jay Cutler

    Kelly Henderson spoke out a year after she was first accused of having an affair with Jay, and a month after posting a controversial Instagram photo in the wake of the couple's divorce news.

    If you've been following the drama of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler's divorce, I'm sure you'll have heard about her ex-best friend, Kelly Henderson. If not, allow me to fill you in.

    Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler and Kelly Henderson

    Kelly and Kristin had been BFFs for seven years when their friendship fell apart after Kelly was accused of having an affair with Jay in 2019.

    The rumours started during season 2 of Very Cavallari, when hundreds of viewers commented about the relationship between Jay and Kelly online. Although all parties denied the affair, Kristin was hurt over the way Kelly handled the rumours.

    Tweets from viewers of "Very Cavallari" speculating over Jay Cutler and Kelly Henderson's friendship
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    “When Season 2 was airing, there was a lot of talk on social media about Jay and Kelly having an affair,” Kristin explained during the premiere of Season 3 of Very Cavallari.

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    "Not for one second have I ever thought that it was true," she went on. "It wasn’t the actual accusations of them having an affair that made me upset. It was how Kelly went about it."

    Kristin went on to say she’d been hurt by Kelly continuing to mention Jay on social media despite the rampant speculation over their relationship.

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    “Why would you want to post about that?” Kristin said. “It was adding fuel to the fire, and it was like she was using Jay for her own personal gain. If I was accused of having an affair with your husband, I wouldn’t say his fucking name on social media. Like, come on.”

    After reaching out to Kelly in a bid to resolve their issues, Kristin claimed she was repeatedly ignored and eventually ceased contact altogether with her former friend.

    Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler and Kelly Henderson
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    “All she cares about now is her own worth publicly,” Kristin said. “And it’s a really shitty feeling. I thought Kelly was the last person that would become affected [by fame]. I’ve completely lost my friend. I guess it is what it is, but it hurts.”

    Well, fast-forward to one week after Kristin and Jay announced their divorce and Kelly was the subject of controversy again — this time for posting this photo of herself with a ~mystery man~.

    Fans of Kristin quickly noticed that the man in the photo was wearing a beaded bracelet similar to ones worn by Jay in the past. And they flooded Kelly's comments to ask whether she was hanging out with Kristin's ex-husband.

    Kelly Henderson and a mystery man

    In fact, the speculation became so intense that a source close to the former couple eventually denied that the man in the photo was Jay, claiming the post was an "attempt to gain attention and followers" by Kelly.

    Well, Kelly has now finally addressed the whole situation, denying that she played any part in Kristin and Jay's divorce.

    "I'm just gonna go ahead and put this out there," she said during the All's Fair podcast, "There was never an affair, I had nothing to do with their divorce and I am not dating Jay Cutler."

    Kelly Henderson and Jay Cutler

    "We're not really in touch anymore," she added. "We had a little bit of a falling out last year, so I've kind of gotten some space from both of them."

    Kristin Cavallari and Kelly Henderson

    Kelly went on to say that while she wishes them both well, she hasn't been in contact with either Kristin or Jay since they announced their divorce.

    Kelly Henderson and Kristin Cavallari

    And Kelly also set the record straight on her Instagram post, revealing that the mystery man was actually her boyfriend — but that she's been keeping the relationship private.

    "It's my boyfriend," she confirmed. "I've been in a relationship for quite some time now. He is a very private person and I respect that."

    "Him and his kids are a huge part of my life now but I try to keep them out of the public part of my life because it's not what they signed up for," she added.

    So, there's our answer!

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

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