Kristin Cavallari reveals why she chooses to keep her kids out of the spotlight

By Sarah Curran

Kristin Cavallari came to fame on Laguna Beach, stirred things up on The Hillsand showed her true-self in her very own fly-on-the-wall TV show – but that doesn't mean she's going to make her children live their lives in the spotlight, too!

The 32-year-old has been on camera since she was just a teenager, but the reality TV queen – who is mom to Camden, 7, Jaxon, 5, and Saylor, 4 – insists that she and her former NFL quarterback husband Jay Cutler, 36, will allow their kids to decide whether or not they want to be in the public-eye.

“Jay and I just don’t want to rob them of the decision to be on social media or have their lives so public,” explained Kristin, speaking exclusively to HELLO!Canada ahead of the third season of her reality TV series, Very Cavallari, which returns to Hayu on Jan. 10.

“We don’t know whether they’ll want any part of this world or not, and we’re not going to make that decision for them,” she continued. "If they decide to be on social media, than by all means – but we want to let them make that decision themselves.”

Kristin holds Camden during a Chicago Bears NFL game in 2015. Photo: © David Banks/Getty Images

Married since 2013, Kristin and former pro-football player Jay have been open about attending regular counselling sessions in order to keep their relationship healthy and happy.

“Marriage is a lot of work," she admitted. "It has ups and downs. For us, we have to make a conscious effort and make it a priority. Ultimately, I think the most important thing is that we can make each other laugh – that can go a long way! We support one another and we’re each other’s biggest fans."

The fashion-designer and cook-book author also told HELLO Canada! how she still keeps in touch with some of her old castmates from The Hills.

Kristin with her The Hills co-star Audrina Patridge in 2008. Photo: © Jesse Grant/Getty Images for IMG

“I still talk to Heidi [Montag], Audrina [Patridge] and Brody [Jenner]," said Kristin. "It’s hard because they’re in L.A. and I’m in Nashville. I’ve seen them within the last year, but it just gets really tricky living in different states, obviously."

With The Hills: New Beginnings hitting screens earlier this year, fans have been dying to know whether Kristin will appear on the show – and it turns out that a surprise cameo could be happening sooner than expected!

Brody Jenner and Kristin share a sweet moment at the premiere of The Hills finale in 2010. Photo: © Mike Sullivan/WireImage

“We are talking about potentially doing a swap, so Heidi will come on Very Cavallari and I would be doing an episode of their show," she revealed. "Hopefully that will happen because it think it would be a lot of fun!”

Kristin is set to celebrate her 33rd birthday on Jan. 5, and admits she is happier in life than ever, thanks to a majorly successful career and a happy home life.

“I think it’s important to take a step back and just realize that the hard work has paid off and that things are pretty damn good!” the star added.

A Very Merry Cavallari holiday special will be available to stream and download from Hayu on Friday, Dec. 20.

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