“I was so naive” Kaitlynn Carter opened up for the first time about her public split from Miley Cyrus and what she learned from it
Kaitlynn Carter opened up for the first time about her heavily public relationship with Miley Cyrus saying she learned a lot from it.
The 31-year-old had a chat with co-star and friend Whitney Port on Instagram Live — admitting that she didn’t expect that the media would care about her once her romance with Cyrus ended.
“What happened to me, basically just after Miley and I went our separate ways, I thought, ‘Okay, my life’s just kinda going back to the way it normally was for me when I’m on my own,’ ” Carter recalled.
“I had no expectations that anyone would give a s— about me by myself. I had no plan in place. I didn’t think about anything.”
She was even surprised to see paparazzi following her during a night out with her two friends and even more shocked when headlines the next day claimed she was “out on the town, partying with a mystery man just two weeks after her breakup.”
“I just didn’t anticipate anything like this happening,” the reality star said.
“I’m used to it when I’m, like, with Brody or when I was with her, but never when I’m on my own. My mind is just swirling.”
That is when Carter made an active decision to take more control over her public image — something she had never done before in relationships.
“I had never thought about what my narrative even was or what it was going to be,” she said.
“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,” Carter continued.
“I never really wanted to put myself out there that way.”
“Social media is so different because this is a community, on my Instagram, this is the community that I have been communicating with and sharing things with for years now,” she added.
“And I built this community over a long time. When I’m sharing things on there 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 ever ready for.”
She admitted she was “naive,” saying, “You don’t get to be so nonchalant about it.”