Kristin Cavallari 'wasn't looking for a younger boyfriend'

Kristin Cavallari has defended the 13-year age gap between herself and her new boyfriend, Mark Estes.



Kristin Cavallari has opened up about her new romance
Kristin Cavallari has opened up about her new romance

Kristin Cavallari wasn't "searching" for a younger man when she met her 24-year-old boyfriend.

The 37-year-old beauty recently made her romance with Mark Estes Instagram official, and Kristin has now defended their 13-year-old gap, revealing that she wasn't consciously looking for a younger man.

The reality star said on her 'Let’s Be Honest with Kristin Cavallari' podcast: "I want you guys to know that me dating a 24-year-old is not something that I was, like, searching out.

"If you guys listen to the podcast, you know, I thought 30-year-olds were too young for me. I understand what it looks like to the outside world, I really do. I get that."

Despite this, Kristin insisted that Mark isn't a "typical 24-year-old" man.

She added: "When I met him, I was like, obviously I thought he was the hottest guy I've ever seen. There was ... that attraction was always there. But when I met him I was like, he's actually a really nice, good guy. He's very sweet - from the jump, he was so sweet to me."

Earlier this month, Audrina Patridge insisted that Kristin "deserves to be happy".

The 38-year-old star told Us Weekly: "I had to text her … She was like, ‘Oh, thank you so much'. And I’m just happy for her. She deserves to be happy."

Audrina was initially shocked by the news - but she also thinks that Kristin deserves to "have some fun" in her love life.

Audrina - who is best known for starring on 'The Hills' - said: "At first I was like, ‘Is this real? Or is that a publicity stunt?'

"They’re actually really cute together. Maybe she needs to have some fun in her life."