Kristin Cavallari Fans Are Dragging Her Ex-Best Friend After She Posted This "Shady" Instagram Photo Of A Guy People Thought Was Jay Cutler

    The post comes less than a year after Kristin's former best friend, Kelly Henderson, denied having an affair with Jay.

    I'm sure by now you've heard the news that Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are divorcing after seven years of marriage.

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    The pair, who have been together for 10 years and share three children, announced their split last weekend with matching Instagram posts saying that while they'd "grown apart" they still "loved and respected" each other.

    Days later, TMZ obtained their divorce papers which revealed that Kristin had cited both "irreconcilable differences" and "inappropriate marital conduct" as grounds for the split.

    She then made the split Instagram official, swiftly removing "Wife" from her bio which lists her various life roles and achievements.

    And now things have become even more complicated after Kristin's former best friend, Kelly Henderson, shared a photo over the weekend which fuelled speculation that she and Jay were hanging out.

    Now, fans of Kristin's reality show, Very Cavallari, will know that the Instagram post was highly controversial considering Jay and Kelly were accused of having an affair last year.

    The accusations — which were emphatically denied by all parties — began on social media during season two, and eventually led to the complete demise of Kristin and Kelly'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 said during the premiere of Season 3.

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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 even when speculation about them was going into overdrive.

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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.”

    Kristin claimed that she attempted to reach out to Kelly in a bid to salvage their friendship, but when Kelly failed to apologise and then stopped responding, the pair went their separate ways.

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    "I've truly done everything that I can do, and I guess at this point, I have to just look at it as closure," Kristin said in a confessional after sending an email to Kelly which went unanswered.

    "Friends come and go. And I think I'm really lucky that I have Jay as my rock. Thank god I have Jay, right now," she added.

    Within hours of Kristin and Jay's divorce being announced, many fans swarmed Kelly's Instagram comments section asking whether she'd reached out to her former friend to offer support. However, she didn't respond to any of the messages.

    So fans were pretty surprised to see that, over the weekend, Kelly had updated her Instagram with this photo of herself having drinks with a mystery man.

    And people immediately made the connection to Jay by pointing out that the man in the photo was wearing a beaded bracelet similar to the ones Jay has worn in the past.

    And they immediately flooded the comments to ask Kelly whether she really was hanging out with Jay.

    Many others accused Kelly of being "shady" and "thirsty" by posting the image knowing that it would provoke a reaction even if it wasn't actually Jay.

    However, an insider has now denied that the man in the photo is Jay.

    "Jay is not involved with Kelly," the insider went on. "Even if he were, he would never risk his position in the divorce by doing something as public as this."

    As it stands, Kelly's post has racked up over 4000 comments but she's yet to respond to any of them.

    BuzzFeed News has contacted spokespersons for Kristin, Jay and Kelly for comment.

    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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