Kaitlynn Carter Says Her Breakup With Miley Cyrus Was A “Wake Up Call” After Their Whirlwind Romance

Kaitlynn Carter, the 31-year-old The Hills: New Beginnings reality TV star, recently opened up about her split from her shortlived romance with Miley Cyrus back in September 2019. On Instagram Live with Whitney Port, her fellow The Hills: New Beginnings star, Carter shared how the public scrutiny surrounding her relationship with the Disney alumni affected her. In a candid essay with Elle, Carter shared of her relationship with Cyrus,


As my friend and I spent that August traveling through Europe together and trying to move past our respective break-ups, my first and only romance with a woman was born.”


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Carter and Cyrus were first spotted travelling Europe, and sharing kisses, back in August of last year. This was not long after Carter split from her husband, Brody Jenner, and Cyrus ended her decade long relationship with Liam Hemsworth. In the same essay for Elle, she said,

It had never crossed my mind that I was even capable of loving a woman the way I loved her.”


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Carter went on to share that after her split from Cyrus, she was expecting her life to go back to normal, without the media scrutiny following her famous exes. What she was not expecting was the paparazzi now stationed outside wherever she was. Despite being used to the media being around her when she was with Brody Jenner or Cyrus, the sudden media attention left her with her “mind swirling”.


“I had no expectations that anyone would give a sh*t about me by myself. I had no plan in place. I didn’t think about anything. For example, I was dealing with a lot emotionally at that time, obviously, and I really wasn’t going out anywhere. I was just staying home.”


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took a trip down memory lane earlier today and came across this shot of a 25 year old me on the day I launched my blog, Western Wild (‘member that one?!). that little website led me to @aligrant @besocialgroup and became an entire business, which inspired my next business, @foray, which provided a lifetime’s worth of happy memories and led me to what my life in LA has become today; filled with vibrant, smart, driven, loving, inspiring, thoughtful friends and colleagues that I really consider family. I never could’ve imagined, on the day this photo was taken, how blessed beyond measure I would feel in the coming years to have the experiences I’ve had with the people I’ve had them with. I am so grateful. 🙏🏼❤️

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Carter felt particularly uncomfortable after the press reported her “going out on the town” and “partying with a mystery man”. She explained during the IG live session that it left her feeling “mortified”. That was what lead to her realising that “the narrative was so not what the actual situation was and that was such a wake-up call” for the lifestyle blogger. In essence, Carter’s split with Cyrus caused her to re-examine her life, her relationships and what she chooses to share with the public. With Whitney, she shared that she always handed the reigns to her partner, in terms of trusting them to manage the relationship in the spotlight. But her social media profile was a different thing,

“When I’m sharing things on Instagram, it feels familiar. It feels like a safe place. But the bigger picture, the rest of the world, where you don’t know everyone, that’s like a whole other level and that was not really something that I was prepared to deal with.”


Carter realised that she was being “naive” about the situation and how being “nonchalant” about socmed was not a thing when you had some form of following. She found that it was time to get her “sh*t together,” grow up and not let the media tell her story.




You go, Kaitlynn! Your partner should never define who you are, who you choose to be and what you choose to do. Neither does anyone else; you own your own narrative.