broke off their engagement, she was glowing with excitement while trying on a series of wedding dresses at her exclusive Life & Style photo shoot. The reality star looked dazzling in gowns by Anne Bowen, Anne Barge and Mon Cheri Bridals as she gushed about her plans for a traditional wedding and her vision of walking down the aisle in a strapless gown.
"I want a romantic, mystical wedding, with lots of flowers," she shared with Life & Style during the shoot at LA's Mondrian Hotel on July 21.
Now, an insider close to Kristin reveals that the real trouble began the very next day--on July 22--when Jay asked her to fly back to Chicago with him the following morning.
"Kristin said she didn't want to because she's working on a new TV project and had a full day of shooting scheduled for Tuesday [July 26]," the insider explains. But Jay was angry about it and the argument escalated. "He told her that she needed to commit to him, and to move to Chicago," the insider continues. When it became clear that Kristin had no intention of giving up her career in entertainment, Jay broke up with her -- returning to Chicago alone on July 23.
Starting a family was also an issue between the couple, who began dating last September. "Jay's family was pushing Kristin to get pregnant immediately," says the insider. "Kristin knows she's too young for kids right now."
Still, a friend close to Kristin tells Life & Style she was stunned and heartbroken after Jay called things off. "Kristin really loved Jay. She is devastated."
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