KRISTIN CAVALLARI, the former star of MTV series The Hills, says she has turned down work in Los Angeles because she would never see her fiance Jay Cutler, who is quarterback for the Chicago Bears. The couple have an 8-month-old son Camden and Kristin says she's happy to sacrifice her career to be with her new family.

"I've passed on a couple of things that would have kept me here in L.A. because my fiancé Jay has to be in Chicago, so if I was here, we would never see each other," the 26-year-old told the April/May issue of Coco Eco magazine, "The sacrifices we make for love." Cavallari was one of several cast-members of The Hills to be offered work following the end of the series, though she met Cutler, fell pregnant and is now happy to pass on opportunities in Los Angeles. "It's easy to get wrapped up in your career and have that be your only focus, and I want my marriage to work and last-and family comes first," she said, "The design work [on her shoe line with Chinese Laundry] is great because I can do most of it from Chicago and I have so much fun with it. I love it and it all works out."

Cavallari also has to fit in planning a wedding, which could be this summer. "The old marriage question!" she said when pushed on the matter, "All I'll say is we're planning a big summer wedding, but I'm keeping it a secret."

Kristin CavallariKristin Cavallari At The QVC Style Event at the Four Seasons