Speaking her truth. In August, Kaitlynn Carter and Brody Jenner split after nearly five years together. Now, the longtime reality star, 31, is opening up about when she knew her year-long marriage was over.
“At 25, I met the man I would eventually choose to marry. The legitimacy of that marriage has become a matter of public debate, but for he and I, it was very real. He was quite possibly the most beautiful man on the planet, with a heart of gold and a tireless sense of adventure,” Kaitlynn penned in an emotional essay published by Elle on Monday, November 4.
“I was drawn to his spirit. ‘You’ll never be bored!’ my mom offered, as I wondered early on whether or not he was the right partner for me. Of course, she was right: I was never bored. He became my best friend, and together we had all the fun the world had to offer,” the social media influencer continued.
“Eventually though, after years of constant ‘excitement,’ we found we’d done as much growing apart as we’d done growing up,” Kaitlynn admitted. “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.”
At the time of the pair’s breakup, Brody’s rep told In Touch that the situation was handled as amicably as possible. “They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward,” Scott Newman assured.
Shortly after the dissolution of her marriage, Kaitlynn had a highly publicized (and scrutinized) relationship with pop star Miley Cyrus. The “Slide Away” songstress, 26, had recently called it quits with her husband, Liam Hemsworth, as well.
“This past July, I went on vacation with a female friend; the next thing I knew, I was in love with her,” Kaitlynn wrote of her whirlwind romance with Miley. Since then, the two have gone their separate ways, but still remain friends. Miley is now dating Australian musical artist Cody Simpson, while Kaitlynn is seemingly single and focusing on herself.
“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, and for inspiring a new level of self-discovery and wonder at all the possibilities of life,” Kaitlynn expressed.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a lesson in how to handle heartbreak.
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