Kristin Cavallari accused her estranged husband Jay Cutler of “marital misconduct” in divorce papers filed this week, and it had fans talking about whether that meant there was an infidelity in the marriage.
Well, we now know the answer to this.
It turns out, Tennessee, where the divorce is taking place, is a “fault state,” which means the person asking for the divorce must show that the “fault” is on the spouse. So, according to TMZ, “Kristin and Jay can’t end the marriage without some showing of misconduct.” Apparently, the term “inappropriate marital conduct” is common in Tennessee divorce filings because of the “fault state” guideline.
A lawyer told People about the term, saying, “It can be somewhat benign with an already crumbling relationship or it can be more extensive depending on what the actual facts and/or allegations are. It can be anything from verbal abuse to physical harm, extramarital affairs, to financial withholding, to excessive sex, abnormal sex. … The term is very expansive. It’s pretty much a catch-all.”
TMZ is reporting that the one thing about Jay‘s divorce filing that upset her was that he said he was the “at-home parent” who was the “primary caretaker.” She disputes this, and wants primary custody of their three kids. The site is also saying that the breakup did not happen because of another woman.
Find out why a source is saying they actually split.