Reality star Kristin Cavallari was the latest casualty on Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, despite scoring her personal best of 24 points on Monday while her former fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, watched from the studio audience.
“I’m a little surprised, to be honest,” Cavallari said after she was ousted from the ABC hit. “But I’ve had such a great time and it’s been an awesome experience, so it is what it is.”
The 24-year-old stunner, who performed a samba with partner Mark Ballas a night before, told Jimmy Kimmel in her send-off appearance she felt she made great strides on the dance floor each week.
“Maybe I didn’t have a good enough story,” she said, referring to the show’s theme Monday, in which each contestant dedicated their dance to a year in which their lives were forever changed. “It’s hard to compete with some of the most memorable years — mine was, ‘I graduated from high school.’
Cavallari and Cutler seem to be on the upswing since calling off their engagement in July — they were spotted out Tuesday morning holding hands while grabbing breakfast. When prodded by Kimmel about her status with Da Bear, Cavallari said she “maybe” will attend the Bears’ upcoming Monday Night Football game against the Detroit Lions.
“It’s on Monday — you’ve got nothing to do on Monday!” Kimmel cracked.
Dancing with the Stars’ 13th season returns on ABC Monday at 8/7c.