Celebrity: Kristin Cavallari’s ex-BFF clarifies Jay Cutler affair rumors

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After weeks of speculation, Kristin Cavallari’s former best friend, Kelly Henderson, is finally putting those sordid rumors about her and the reality TV star’s soon-to-be ex-husband to rest.

Earlier this week, Henderson paid a visit to divorce attorney Laura Wasser’s “All’s Fair” podcast and declared, “I’m just going to go ahead and put this out there: There was never an affair, I have nothing to do with their divorce and I am not dating Jay Cutler.”

She felt compelled to make that comment after facing growing criticism on social media for sharing one photo in particular shortly after news broke in April that Cavallari and former NFL quarterback Cutler had parted ways.

It wasn’t the sunny ranch scene or the “happy hour” drinks that stirred up controversy. Instead it was all about the wrists — that of an unknown male to the left of the pic and Henderson’s to the right. Both wrists were outfitted with coordinating beaded bracelets, the type Cutler is well known to wear.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – DECEMBER 05: Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari attend the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards at Music City Center on December 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari at the film premiere of ‘Source Code’ at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California. March 28, 2011© MPI20 / MediaPunch Inc. /IPX

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler at the Opening Night Of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ at the Santa Monica Pier on January 20, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. © mpi21 / MediaPunch Inc. /IPX

FILE – In this July 2, 2011, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, left, and Kristin Cavallari watch the Chicago Cubs play the Chicago White Sox during an interleague baseball game in Chicago. The couple have welcomed a son Wednesday, May 7, 2014, named Jaxon Wyatt. Cavallari posted about the birth on her official Twitter account. Cavallari, 27, and Cutler, 31, are already the parents to a 20-month-old son, Camden. The couple married last summer in Nashville. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

VERY CAVALLARI — Episode 201 “Don?t Want No Llama Drama” — Pictured: (l-r) Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari — (Photo by: Jake Giles Netter/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

VERY CAVALLARI — Episode 206 “The One Where Jay Goes Cray” — Pictured: (l-r) Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler — (Photo by: Jake Giles Netter/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

CENTURY CITY, CA – MAY 09: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler attend the JDRF LA 2015 Imagine Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 9, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for JDRF)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari attend the launch event for “Uncommon James” at Fig & Olive on April 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler visit the Grove on January 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 20: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler arrive at the Cirque du Soleil “OVO” Celebrity Opening Night Gala at Santa Monica Pier on January 20, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 14: Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari attend Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel on July 14, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for IMG)

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Although the post went up on Instagram on May 1, Henderson didn’t respond to the accusations in the comment section until Thursday — after her chat with Wasser.

After one follower accused her of “riding the shirt tails of Kristen” and wanting “people to think this was her husband,” Henderson finally responded, addressing the bracelet drama directly.

“I wear that bracelet everyday and had no f—ing clue that you guys would make this into a thing,” Henderson wrote. “FYI — basically all kids make those. Especially in quarantine. I know it doesn’t matter what I say, because you guys will make up whatever you want, but I know my truth. Sorry you are choosing to keep wasting your time on bulls–.”

When other followers piled on, not buying that story, Cavallari’s one-time pal continued to defend herself, writing, “I didn’t start this narrative or storyline and moved on with my life a long time ago. You guys keep trying to make it into something. You have ZERO clue what you are talking about.”

Henderson, whose failed friendship with the “Very Cavallari” star became a plot point on the series, was again taken to task for not attempting to clear up the matter sooner.

“Do you see what happens when I even engage though,” she shot back. “No point to even try to stop it and I refuse to send more hate around by telling people who just like to stir the pot, my side of the story. You don’t know what you are talking about and that’s all I will say. You are wasting your f—ing time here.”

But Henderson had a little more to say during her podcast interview, including the fact that she has a partner whom she’s been with for “quite some time now.”

“He is a very private person and I respect that,” she said of the unnamed fellow. “You know, 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.”

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First Publish Date: 2020-05-22 23:40:29

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