Kristin Cavallari has revealed why she doesn't want to date The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron even though she thinks he's the hottest guy she's ever met.

"Tyler I've known for about a year... He stayed with me for three days over New Year's," Kristin, 36, shared on the February 20 episode of "Broad Ideas With Rachel Bilson."


The former Very Cavallari star partied with Tyler on New Year's Eve in Nashville, TN, and then Kristin confirmed on her "Back to the Beach" podcast it was most certainly a date.

But in late January, Tyler was spotted kissing a mystery brunette at a friend's wedding in Florida, and then Kristin confirmed on the "Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe" podcast that they're "not dating" and he's not her boyfriend.

"He is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth, laid back guys on the planet," Kristin gushed to Rachel Bilson.

"He was my New Year's date. We talk a lot. We're not dating. I think he's a great guy [but] we're both so busy right now."

After Rachel called Tyler "so cute," Kristin agreed, adding that the Season 15 The Bachelorette contestant is "honestly the hottest guy" she's "ever seen."

"And he's hotter in person, if you can believe it," she insisted.

Kristin has been single for about three years. She dated NFL player Jay Cutler for 10 years and was married to him for seven of them, but they split in April 2020.

Kristin and Jay are currently in the process of finalizing their divorce from Jay, but they continue to co-parent their sons Camden, 10, and Jaxon, 8, as well as their daughter Saylor, 7.

Part of the reason Kristin isn't ready for another serious relationship is because she "did everything so young."

"I sit here and I think I want a relationship, but really I'm like, 'I don't have the time,'" Kristin noted.
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"I want to just be a mom and then, you know, work-wise my schedule is pretty busy through May, and then I'll have a little bit more free time, but I just need to hunker down right now and focus on me. So it's all good."


But the former The Hills star clarified, "Not to say that I'm not, you know, dating a little bit or talking to some people or whatever, but anything serious, I'm just not in a place for it right now, which is fine."

Kristin described her current dating life as "dabbling."

"[But] I'm not just going to date any do-cheb-g and bring them around. My kids have only met one person for two seconds. Otherwise, I haven't brought anyone that I've dated around. My kids are the most special people in my life, and you better be pretty damn special to meet my kids," Kristin said.

And being "special" apparently includes being a chivalrous gentleman.

Kristin shared how she doesn't want to date a man who wants "to go halfsies on everything."

The former Laguna Beach star said Tyler, however, didn't let her "pay for one thing" when they spent time together.

"I was like, 'You're a gentleman!' That's a nice guy... I want to be courted and I want the guy to put effort in the beginning," Kristin explained.

Kristin told Kaitlyn Bristowe last month on "Off the Vine" that she wants to meet a person who will add joy, happiness and value to her life, and she mentioned how she'd like to date an "established" guy in his forties, not a hustler or "shiny new object" in his twenties.

Kristin admitted she was "chatting with" a professional hockey player who "recently slid into" her DMs on Instagram.

"I've had a lot of hockey players [reach out to me] because we have season tickets to the [Nashville Predators]. I take my kids a lot," Kristin told Kaitlyn.

"We're literally two rows behind the Visitors bench, so from those games, I've had quite a few hockey players."


In early February, Tyler played coy about whether he's single during an interview with E! News.

"You know, I'm around," Tyler teased. "I don't know if I'm necessarily dating, but I am seeing. Seeing is believing I guess."

Kristin and Tyler first sparked dating rumors in April 2022 when they were photographed making out while posing for a western-themed photo shoot that promoted Kristin's clothing and jewelry line, Uncommon James.

Kristin called Tyler "a very good kisser," but she admitted the photo shoot was just a publicity stunt on "The Bellas Podcast." Kristin actually acknowledged it was her plan all along to get fans gossiping about the reality TV stars' relationship status.

"I mean, that's why I hired the guy, to get press," Kristin confessed to co-hosts Brie Bella and Nikki Bella on a late April episode of the podcast.

"It worked," she added. "I was like, 'Check that box.'"

Tyler -- who found fame when he competed for Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette -- said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Spring 2022 that he was just "great friends" with Kristin, who also gushed at the time how she had "nothing but good things to say about" Tyler.

Prior to making headlines with Kristin, Tyler -- who finished as the runner-up on Fox's The Real Dirty Dancing -- was allegedly dumped by model Camila Kendra in August 2021 after eight months of dating.

Camila appeared to break up with Tyler shortly after he publicly announced that he was "very in love" with her.

"Things were going well until they weren't," an insider told Us Weekly in August 2021. "Friends were surprised things ended so quickly."

Tyler previously said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he's looking for a "beautiful" woman "whose smile is contagious" and "can light up a room."

Tyler also shared that it's important how his significant other treats "the people around them."

In February 2022, Tyler told E!'s Daily Pop during a joint appearance with Kristin that he was also searching for a woman who is "hungry and ambitious" as well as "family oriented" and "ready for an adventure."

Tyler finished Hannah's season of The Bachelorette in second place behind winner and aspiring country singer Jed Wyatt.

Hannah broke up with Jed shortly after they got engaged and attempted to reconnect with Tyler during her After the Final Rose special, which aired in July 2019.

Hannah recalled receiving mixed signals and navigating a confusing relationship with Tyler from 2019-2020 in her first memoir, God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life's Best (and Worst) Moments, which was released in November 2021.

Not only did Hannah write that she felt like Tyler's "backup player who never got to play in the game," but she also said their relationship "wasn't some game" to her and he "broke" her heart when he began dating supermodel Gigi Hadid shortly after The Bachelorette 15 wrapped on TV.

Hannah and Tyler never dated again after the show, and they claim they never even kissed while quarantining with each other for several weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

And Hannah claimed Tyler's last text to her was, "Well... if you rock with me, you rock with me. If you don't, you don't."

But Tyler noted on "The Bellas Podcast" once Hannah's book was released, "I've got receipts, too!"


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.