Who is Kaitlynn Carter? Everything to know about Brody Jenner’s ex who Miley Cyrus is now ‘seeing’

If you’ve been on the internet this week, you’ve likely come across the name Kaitlynn Carter.

Kaitlynn made headlines after being photographed locking lips with Miley Cyrus while they cozied up in Lake Como, Italy. The photos were released hours after Miley confirmed that she and husband Liam Hemsworth were separating, and days after Kaitlynn’s split from Brody Jenner was confirmed.

So, who is Kaitlynn Carter? Where have you seen her before? And what’s the deal with her apparent romance with Miley Cyrus? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about the fashion blogger turned reality star here.

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Kaitlynn is from Peterborough, New Hampshire and attended the University of New Hampshire, where she majored in English. She graduated in 2010 and subsequently started a style blog called Hey, Miss Carter. For several years, the 30-year-old was very active on the blog and nabbed a variety of high-profile brand partnerships with some big-time fashion companies.

In 2013, Kaitlynn met former star of MTV’s “The Hills,” Brody Jenner, who had previously dated the likes of Lauren Conrad and Avril Lavigne, at a party. They started dating around that time.

Several years into her lifestyle blogger stint, Kaitlynn channeled her expertise into an e-commerce platform called Foray Collective, which she started in 2015 with friend Tiana Haraguchi “to create a space where women could discover style inspiration and cutting-edge designers.”

In 2016, Kaitlynn and Brody got engaged during a trip to Indonesia. Two years later, in 2018, they married in the same place surrounded by family and friends — controversially, Brody’s half-siblings, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as his dad, Caitlyn Jenner, didn’t attend the destination nuptials.

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Towards the end of 2018 and into 2019, Kaitlynn and Brody filmed the first season of “The Hills: New Beginnings,” which was a rebooted and reimagined version of the Los Angeles-based reality show, featuring most of the original cast (including Brody, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and more) and a slew of new additions (including Kaitlynn, Misha Barton and Brandon Lee). 

18 PHOTOSBrody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter togetherSee GalleryBrody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter togetherLOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 12:Television personality Brody Jenner (L) and Kaitlynn Carter attend FORAY Collective and The Black Tux Host Holiday Gala on December 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)SOUTHAMPTON, NY – AUGUST 19:Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter attend Honoree Janna Bullock Hosts a Private Dinner Party to Raise Awareness for Hour Children Charity and their Upcoming Annual Dream Extreme Fundraiser in September at Private Residence on August 19, 2016 in Southampton, New York.(Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 05:Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter arrive for Becca Tilley’s Blog And YouTube Launch Party at The Bachelor Mansion on December 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – JULY 17:Kaitlynn Carter and Brody Jenner attend MIKOH 2017 Collection at Miami Swim Week at 1 Hotel South Beach on July 17, 2016 in Miami, Florida.(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for MIKOH )LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 10:Brody Jenner (L) and Kaitlynn Carter attend REVOLVE Winter Formal 2016 on November 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)MALIBU, CA – JULY 04:Kaitlynn Carter and Brody Jenner attend the ‘Red, White and Bootsy’ 4th Of July Event at Nobu Malibu on July 4, 2016 in Malibu, California.(Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 14:Brody Jenner (L) and Kaitlynn Carter arrive for the Premiere For VH1’s ‘Barely Famous’ Season 2 at Soho House on June 14, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 20:Alana Greszata and Nick Montealegre attend Brody Jenner And Kaitlynn Carter’s Engagement Dinner at Roku on May 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 21:Brody Jenner and girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter watch the Daytona 500 in style in the McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Lounge at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.(Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for McDonald’s)LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 30:Television personality Brody Jenner (L) and model Kaitlynn Carter arrive at Hyde Bellagio at the Bellagio as he hosts ‘Infamous Wednesdays’ on December 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Hyde Bellagio)HONOLULU, HI – AUGUST 28:Celebrity DJ Brody Jenner and model Kaitlynn Carter attend the Grand Opening of SKY Waikiki on August 28, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Sky Waikiki)MIAMI, FL – JULY 19:Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn CarterAt E11EVEN Miamion July 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida.(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for E11EVEN)MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 18:Kaitlynn Carer and Brody Jenner attend Cafe Swimwear And Frankies Bikinis Shows At W South Beach For SWIMMIAMI 2016 at W South Beach Hotel & Residences on July 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.(Photo by Dylan Rives/Getty Images for W South Beach Hotel & Residences)MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 18:Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter attend the Frankie’s Bikinis 2016 Collection during SWIMMIAMI at W South Beach WET on July 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Frankie’s Bikinis)MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 17:Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter attend the Mikoh 2016 presentation during SWIMMIAMI at 1 Hotel South Beach Outdoor on July 17, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.(Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Mikoh)Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter arrive at the premiere of ‘Entourage’ held at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 24:Kaitlynn Carter (L) and Brody Jenner attend ChefDance 2015 Presented By Victory Ranch And Sponsored By Merrill Lynch, Freixenet And Anchor Distilling at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.(Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Chefdance)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 23:TV personalities Brody Jenner (L) and Kaitlynn Carter attend the Life & Style Weekly celebrates 10 anniversary party held at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)Up Next

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The show premiered in June to mixed reviews, though it’s already been confirmed for a second season by MTV. Even from the first episode, it was clear that Kaitlynn and Brody argued a lot, with their relationship struggles being heavily highlighted on the show, including an argument over Brody avoiding confrontation with his wife by sleeping in his truck outside of their home in Malibu. During the fight, Brody called her a psychopath.

Two months later, on August 2, Kaitlynn and Brody confirmed that they were calling it quits with a joint statement.

“Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” they said. “They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward.”

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It was also revealed that Brody and Kaitlynn were actually never legally married in the United States, making their split a bit less complicated for them.

Several days later, Kaitlynn started sharing picturesque snaps from her girls’ trip to Italy with Miley and her sister, Brandi. Fans weren’t aware that they were ever friends, so the photos came as a bit of a surprise. Cut to August 10, and those who were speculating got their answers when photos of Miley and Kaitlynn snuggling up in Italy emerged online.

The photos elicited not only a response from Brody (“Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon,” he wrote on Instagram), but also a clap back from Miley saying, “go take a nap in your truck and cool off. #HotGirlSummer”

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In the days since, sources revealed that Kaitlynn, Brody, Miley and Liam all became friends through living near one another in Malibu over the past several years. Last fall, when the area was hit with devastating wild fires, the two former couples grew even closer in the wake of tragedy.

Multiple reports cited insiders that said Miley and Kaitlynn have been “seeing each other” for “a couple months” (even though both announced their respective splits this month, they had both apparently separated weeks earlier).

TMZ reported that they “didn’t start [hooking up] until they had both broken up with their spouses.” 

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