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Kristin Cavallari Debuts New Relationship with 24-Year-Old Boyfriend Mark Estes

"He makes me happy 🤍" the 'Laguna Beach' alum captioned the snap with her new beau on Instagram

<p>Kristin Cavallari/ Instagram</p> Kristin Cavallari and her new boyfriend Mark Estes

Kristin Cavallari/ Instagram

Kristin Cavallari and her new boyfriend Mark Estes

Kristin Cavallari has a new love in her life!

The Laguna Beach alum, 37, revealed her new relationship with Mark Estes on Instagram Tuesday with a photo of two smiling in Los Cabos, Mexico.

"He makes me happy 🤍" she captioned the shot, which Estes, 24, later shared on his Instagram Story with two hearts.

Estes appears to be based in Nashville, according to his Instagram bio, which is where Cavallari currently lives and likely where the two met. He's also a former football player for Montana State University and Montana Tech.

In November 2023, he celebrated playing his final collegiate football game after six years, which included one redshirt season.

"What a ride. Thankful for the last 6 years of what this sport has brought me. Thanks to all the coaches and brothers I met along the way ❤️" he captioned a photo of himself on the field.

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<p>Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty Images</p> Kristin Cavallari attends Variety's TV FYC Fest in June 2023

Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty Images

Kristin Cavallari attends Variety's TV FYC Fest in June 2023

Cavallari’s new romance comes after she opened up to E! News about how she’s approaching dating — if at all.

"I'm not overwhelmed, because there's not a lot going on," she said of her dating life in June. "It's really not important to me right now. It's just not with where I'm at in my life."

The reality star emphasized that she’s a mom “first and foremost” to her three children, sons Camden, 11, Jaxon, 9, and daughter Saylor, 8, who she shares with her ex-husband Jay Cutler.

“I've had a lot of fun in the last few years, just really focusing on my friends and getting to hang out with my friends again, because I didn't get to do that for a long time,” she continued. “Really, when you're having little babies and three babies, essentially, at one point in time, that was my world. And so it's been nice to just have fun again."

As for what she would want in a partner, Cavallari — who previously said she was using social media to date — said, “I want to meet someone organically.”

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Her new relationship also comes after Cutler, 40, went Instagram official with his new girlfriend.

In September, the former NFL player — who split from Cavallari in 2020 — posed with Samantha Robertson in front of a sunset in Montana in a photo posted by his new girlfriend.

“Sunsets in Montana never disappoint 🫶,” Roberston, 33, captioned the shot, tagging Cutler in the post.  “When are we going back?” he wrote in a comment.

Though neither of the pair has commented publicly to confirm their relationship, days earlier, Robertson had also shared a series of snaps of her and Cutler together on a trip to Paris.

JB Lacroix/WireImage 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
JB Lacroix/WireImage 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

The former Chicago Bears quarterback was married to Cavallari from 2013 to 2020 and had been together for 10 years prior to their divorce, which they announced with “great sadness” on Instagram in April 2020.

“After 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of,” she wrote in the caption. “This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.”

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After splitting from the former NFL player, Cavallari was linked to comedian Jeff Dye, country singer Chase Rice and Bachelor Nation star Tyler Cameron.

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