WEEKLY Kristin Cavallari ‘I HATE DOING REALITY TV!’ K
The Very Cavallari star isn’t down for drama – she’s all about business
ristin Cavallari may have left the bright lights of La La Land behind for life on the farm in Tennessee, but she’s not quite out of the Hollywood, ahem, hills just yet!
The 32-year-old’s neighbours in the ritzy rural enclave of Franklin include Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. And she’s still dealing with reality TV drama on Season Two of her E! show, Very Cavallari – which centres on her Uncommon James fashion store in Nashville – and her relationship with formerfootballer hubby Jay Cutler, 35.
Once a Laguna Beach and The Hills bad girl, Kristin is now mum to Camden, six, Jaxon, four, and Saylor, three – and rather than mixing margaritas, she’s become a master multi-tasker. She gives NW a call to chat about getting super personal on her show, wanting to build a billion-dollar brand and how she’d happily ditch the cameras if she could...
Do you ever worry you’ll run out of drama for Very Cavallari – or do your employees at Uncommon James keep pleasantly surprising you?
We’ve managed to be OK so far. I talk to a lot of small business owners and they tell me they all have the same teething problems with staff. We’re still just working things out.
Your fellow reality stars Jessica Simpson and Kylie Jenner have managed to create billion-dollar businesses – is that the goal with your brand?
There’s no one celebrity I want to emulate, but my ultimate goal is of course to make Uncommon James a household name. There’s so much I want to do with it – we’re full steam ahead!
Do you admire the Kardashians for their business savvy?
Listen, if I could have a little piece of their business, that would be amazing.
Now that you’re all on E!, do you see each other much?
No. Our paths rarely cross. They’re in LA and I’m out here in Nashville.
Do you miss those noughties days of being on The Hills and
It definitely feels like a whole other life! I got all that out of my system and now I’m just loving being a wife and mum and running my business.
Do you ever see a time where you leave the cameras behind and just settle down to life on the farm – or is that not you?
Of course! Without the cameras, absolutely! I don’t love doing reality TV. The only – well I shouldn’t say only – but the main reason I’m doing it is because it’s great marketing for Uncommon James. Jay would prefer the cameras not to be there, so that makes it more difficult. But right now it’s worth it to promote the business.
You’re opening up about the death of your brother Michael (who passed away in 2015) a lot more this season – is it hard to get that personal on camera?
Yeah. It is. It’s a scary place to go to. But it’s real and what I’m going through, and I went to places I didn’t really want to go to in Season One.
Stream or download Very Cavallari Season Two on hayu the same day as the US or watch at 8.30pm Mondays on E!