Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler go shopping at The Grove in L.A. - Deano/Splash NewsJust days after his NFL team, the Chicago Bears, suffered a defeat at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl playoffs, the team's much maligned starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, was spotted hanging out at The Grove in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, former "Hills" starlet Kristin Cavallari on Wednesday.
While celebrating her 24th birthday in Las Vegas on January 15, Cavallari gushed to People.com about Cutler, "I'm in love," and though Cutler couldn't be there in person -- his team was playing the Seattle Seahawks the next day -- he sent his girl flowers that night. "Things are really good," Cavallari told People, adding, "I'm just enjoying my personal life and taking a little time away from the public eye, which is why Chicago is great for me. My mom and that whole side of the family is there. And Jay is there. It's nice to be able to hang out with my mom, and, you know, I'm in love and it's been great."
Enjoying a break from chilly Chicago now that Cutler's season is over, the reality star and her beau were happily browsing the stores until the paparazzi caught up with them, and once spotted, the two looked less than happy about all the attention they were getting. Perhaps it's because 27-year-old Cutler didn't seem to be limping at all, sparking speculation that the knee injury, which forced him to retire from Sunday's game in the third quarter, really wasn't all that serious.
If this guy was smart about his career -- and his image -- do you really think he should be out shopping with his girlfriend at the mall instead of resting up and letting his knee heal properly?