Kaitlynn Carter spoke candidly about the press attention she received following her brief relationship with Miley Cyrus during a recent Instagram Live chat.
Carter told her “Hills” co-star Whitney Port about being “naive” after she split from ex Brody Jenner and then Cyrus.
She explained, “What happened to me, basically just after Miley and I went our separate ways, I thought, OK, my life’s just kinda going back to the way it normally was for me when I’m on my own. I had no expectations that anyone would give a s**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,” Carter admitted.
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I am so thankful I get to share my experience on The Hills with @kaitlynn. She has been such a sense of light while we film stressful situations, and I have felt comfortable opening up to her since the minute we met. That’s rare. Since we obviously aren’t able to film or get together right now, we thought it would be fun to catch up together in a LIVE so you could join us! We quizzed each other on some silly things and talked about some stuff we needed to get off our chest. Thank you to those who watched and sent us questions. We had so much fun and will definitely be doing another one soon, so stay tuned!
The reality TV star, who was first linked with Cyrus in August 2019, said she finally got out of the house one night, only to be followed by paparazzi.
She then saw headlines like “Out on the town, partying with a mystery man just two weeks after her breakup,” which she didn’t like at all.
Carter shared, “I just didn’t anticipate anything like this happening. I’m used to it when I’m, like, with Brody [Jenner] or when I was with her, but never when I’m on my own. My mind [was] just swirling.
“I was just so mortified… the narrative was so not what the actual situation was and that was such a wakeup call for me. I had always gone with the flow or whatever people say they say, I don’t care.
“In relationships especially, I have always taken a back seat a little bit and sort of trusted the person I’m with to run the show, especially publicly, because it’s never really been something that I wanted. I never really wanted to put myself out there that way.”
Carter and Cyrus were romantically linked shortly after the singer split from Liam Hemsworth after 10 years together, and Carter split from Jenner.