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Audrina Patridge Says Kristin Cavallari Shouldn't 'Settle Down' with New Boyfriend but Supports Her Having 'Some Fun'

Patridge said as long as Cavallari is "happy that’s all that matters" when it comes to her relationship with 24-year-old Mark Estes

<p>Lester Cohen/Getty; Kristin Cavallari/Instagram</p> From left: Audrina Patridge, and Kristin Cavallari with Mark Estes

Lester Cohen/Getty; Kristin Cavallari/Instagram

From left: Audrina Patridge, and Kristin Cavallari with Mark Estes

Audrina Patridge is sharing her thoughts on Kristin Cavallari’s new romance.

The reality star revealed that she is fully supportive of her former Hills costar, 37, dating Mark Estes, a 24-year-old former football player for Montana State University and Montana Tech.

“I actually wrote to her, I was like, ‘Kristin, you guys make such a hot couple, congrats. Like, as long as you are happy that’s all that matters,'” Patridge, 38, told Page Six.

Thomas Concordia/WireImage Kristin Cavallari (left) and Audrina Patridge attend as KIA STYLE360 Hosts Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry At Row NYC on September 17, 2015 in New York City.
Thomas Concordia/WireImage Kristin Cavallari (left) and Audrina Patridge attend as KIA STYLE360 Hosts Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry At Row NYC on September 17, 2015 in New York City.

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“And maybe she needs to switch up, maybe she needs to have some fun!” she added, seemingly referring to her marriage to Jay Cutler, which ended in 2020.

Partridge also weighed in on the controversy about Cavallari dating a younger man, saying, “A lot of men can date younger girls, so why not? I don’t think it’s gonna be the one to settle down with but I think for now it’s great.”

Earlier this month, Cavallari responded to the criticism she's received about her new relationship in a TikTok video.

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"When they’re all up in arms that im dating a 24 year old. Andddd?" she captioned the video, which showed her mouthing the words to a clip that said, "So what are you gonna do about it?"

When another voice in the audio says, "We're reporting it," Cavallari continues mouthing, "Are you gonna arrest me? Are you gonna give me a ticket?" before flashing a cheeky smile at the camera.

Cavallari’s response came shortly after she revealed that the pair were together on her Instagram last month. At the time, the Uncommon James founder announced their relationship by sharing a selfie of the two smiling while on vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

<p>Tammie Arroyo/Variety via Getty; montana.boyz/Tiktok</p> Kristin Cavallari and Mark Estes

Tammie Arroyo/Variety via Getty; montana.boyz/Tiktok

Kristin Cavallari and Mark Estes

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"He makes me happy 🤍" she captioned the shot, which he also reposted on his Instagram Story with two hearts.

Estes also posted a PDA-filled TikTok from their trip to Mexico. In the video, the couple stood in front of an ocean-side pool while singing along to the words of “(Kissed You) Good Night” by Gloriana. After Estes lip-synched to Cavallari, she returned the favor and he pulled her in for a kiss.

The mother of three then rolled her head back with a laugh before hopping into the former college football player’s arms. From there, Estes carried her toward the camera, his arm wrapped securely around her torso, and one hand at her lower back.

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Shortly after the pair confirmed that they were an item, a source told PEOPLE that they have been "dating longer than people think,” but “have kept it very private.”

“They’re serious enough now that they were ready to go public,” the source explained, mentioning that the two originally met on “social media.”

“They’re really happy together. He’s been so great to her and is just a really nice guy,” the insider added. “He’s not your typical 24 year old. She’s having a great time and is living her best life with him.”

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