Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus shocked the world, and themselves, with their sudden, intense romance this summer. Now Carter is clearing the air and revealing where she stands after the whirlwind relationship ended.
That summer, both Cyrus and Carter were both going through recent break-ups. Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had just ended their on-again-off-again relationship after nearly ten years. Not even a Christmas wedding was enough to keep them together, and Hemsworth filed for divorce in August 2019.
That same month, Carter was having her own marital issues, as she and husband Brody Jenner separated. Though the couple never legally married in the United States, Carter considered her marriage to Jenner (which took place in Indonesia) the real deal. She was devastated when it ended. She turned to travel and friends, including Cyrus, to get over her broken heart. “I began to spend a lot of time traveling on my own or with friends, quietly mourning what I knew in my heart would soon be the end of my marriage,” Carter wrote in an essay for Elle. What began as a fun trip for two friends going through their own break-ups ended up as a love affair she couldn’t have predicted.
“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,” Carter recalled. Looking back over her three-year friendship with Cyrus, Carter realized she’d always been attracted to Cyrus in a way that she hadn’t felt with other friends. She’d never thought of her in a romantic sense until their European vacation together. “Until that trip, it had never crossed my mind that I was even capable of loving a woman the way I loved her.” Though the two were inseparable for several weeks following their abrupt fling, they called it quits in late September. Though the love affair only spanned a few weeks, it left a lifelong impression on Carter.
In the essay, Carter refuses to label herself as any specific sexuality. She calls it “interesting” that both friends and strangers feel the need to weigh in on what sexuality they think she is. Some have assumed that she’s going to go back to being attracted to men, “as if they’re more familiar with my sexuality than I am.” After some self-reflection, Carter said that describing herself as sapiosexual wasn’t far off from where she saw herself, though even that description doesn’t quite describe what she is. In the end, she’s grateful for her experience with Cyrus, writing, “While it was short-lived, I’ll remain eternally grateful to my most recent relationship for opening my eyes to this unexplored part of myself.”
Gossip Cop has debunked several stories about this torrid affair, including a claim by NW which reported Cyrus planned to wed Carter in a Las Vegas ceremony. Another from the National Inquirer up the ante and purported Carter and Cyrus were planning on having a baby together. Gossip Cop busted both. Carter’s essay clearly defines what was going on and anything in the tabloids was pure speculation. The gossip media was also universally wrong.
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