Kristin Cavallari still loved fiance Jay Cutler when the pair went through a brief split.

The 'Hills' star - who called off her engagement to the Chicago Bears quarterback earlier this year after the couple parted ways - explained she and the NFL hunk didn't call time of their romance because of "love lost" and she has now become aware that their relationship had to end for it to "get better".

She told People magazine: "Sometimes, in order for things to get better, they have to end - even if it's momentarily. And that was the case with us."

"No one really knows what happened between the two of us, and we want to keep it that way. We broke up, and we were still talking during that whole time."

"We didn't break up because of love lost. We loved each other just as much as we always did when we weren't together."

The 24-year-old reality star recently admitted her impending nuptials will not be attended by any of her former 'The Hills' cast mates, including 'enemy' Lauren Conrad, because she doesn't talk to them "on a regular basis".

She said: "I just don't talk to these people on a regular basis. So no, they won't be coming."