Miley Cyrus & Kaitlynn Carter: A Timeline of Their Rumored Love Affair

Martha Sorren | Sep 19, 2019 Celebrities
Miley Cyrus & Kaitlynn Carter: A Timeline of Their Rumored Love Affair
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Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus
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August was a busy month for singer Miley Cyrus and reality star Kaitlynn Carter. Not only did both of their previous long-term relationships come to an end, but they reportedly have struck up a romance with each other. The timeline of Miley and Kaitlynn's rumored love affair is a complicated one to say the least. 

Previously, Miley was married to actor Liam Hemsworth whom she had dated on and off since around 2008. Kaitlynn was with The Hills star Brody Jenner. According to Entertainment Tonight, Kaitlynn and Brody had a wedding ceremony in Indonesia in 2018, but were never legally married in the US. They were together for almost six years before their split over the summer.

With those marriages (or almost-marriages) behind them now, Kaitlynn and Miley have been spotted out together several times as of late. They've held hands in public and have gotten cozy during an outing, but neither of them has publicly commented on the nature or status of their relationship. While Miley did speak out about the end of her marriage to Liam, she didn't mention Kaitlynn in the post.

The duo, however, has not been secretive about their hangouts. They've posted things on Instagram, attended public events together, and even spent time with Miley's family members. As time goes on, perhaps they'll give a statement or do an interview about their rumored relationship. But, for now, at least we have a handy timeline of the major events in this potential relationship.

Here's how everything has gone down so far.

  • August 2: Kaitlynn & Brody's Breakup Becomes Public

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    Us Weekly reported that the pair had mutually decided to separate. Their rep, Scott Newman, told the outlet that it was an amicable breakup. "They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward," Newman said in a statement.

  • August 9: Kaitlynn Posts a Photo With Miley

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    The Instagram photo featured Miley and Kaitlynn on a boat in Italy. Kaitlynn captioned the photo, "Rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby." At the time, not much was made of the photo. However, paparazzi pictures of the two appearing to kiss on the trip soon caught everyone's attention.

  • Miley's Sister, Brandi, Tags Along on the 'Girls' Trip'

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    Girls Trip 🇮🇹

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    The same day Kaitlynn posted the photo of her and Miley, the singer's sister, Brandi, posted a photo of all three of them hanging out on the boat. Brandi captioned the shot, "Girls Trip," alongside an Italian flag emoji. They were at Lake Como at the time.

  • August 10: Miley's Breakup With Liam Goes Public

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    News Miley and Liam called it quits came shortly after Miley and Kaitlynn's Instagram photos were posted. A rep for Miley told People magazine in a statement that the pair requested privacy on the matter. "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” the rep said. "Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."

    Soon after, Liam officially filed for divorce.

  • Miley & Kaitlynn Reportedly Grow Close Because of Their Recent Breakups

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    noi siamo Italiani ora 😊🇮🇹

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    An unnamed source claimed to Us Weekly that Kaitlynn "and Miley became close within the past few weeks because they connected over their breakups and leaned on each other." If the source is correct, the "past few weeks" comment indicates that the two may have been spending time together even before their breakups were officially confirmed.

  • August 14: Miley & Kaitlynn Are Spotted Driving Together After Their Italy Trip

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    According to Entertainment Tonight, Miley was driving a Tesla with Kaitlynn in the passenger seat. They were both back in Los Angeles following their trip to Italy, and the hanging out didn't stop when they returned to the States.

  • August 17: Kaitlynn Spends the Day With Miley & Her Mom

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    According to TMZ, Miley's mom, Tish, drove Miley and Kaitlynn around LA for the day. Later, the three of them grabbed lunch together. After vacationing with Brandi and meeting Tish, now Kaitlynn just needs to spend some time with Billy Ray and the rest of Miley's siblings.
  • August 21: Kaitlynn & Miley Send Brody Jenner a Birthday Gift

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    Brody doesn't appear to have any hard feelings about his split from Kaitlynn. He even bragged about the gift that she and Miley got him for his 36th birthday. According to People magazine, Miley and Kaitlynn sent Brody a bouquet of marijuana along with a card. He posted the note to his Instagram stories that read, "Brody, WEED like to wish you a happy birthday! Love you! Miley + Kaitlynn." 

    Guess some exes can stay friends.

  • August 22: Miley Denies Cheating Rumors

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    Miley posted a lengthy note to her Instagram where she discussed her split from Liam and why the two separated. Despite her reported relationship with Kaitlynn occurring so soon after their breakups, Miley denied that cheating had been a factor in ending her relationship with Liam.

    "I can admit to a lot of things," she wrote. "But I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating."

  • August 26: Kaitlynn Spotted Supporting Miley During the MTV VMAs

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    According to Us Weekly, Kaitlynn stopped by the MTV VMA's rehearsal space to watch Miley practice. Their day didn't end there. After the awards ceremony concluded, paparazzi captured photos of Miley and Kaitlynn holding hands and heading to a nightclub.

  • September 3: Spencer Pratt Alleges Miley & Kaitlynn Were Together While 'The Hills' Filmed

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    The cast of The Hills: New Beginnings
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    Despite Miley's denial of any cheating rumors, Hills star Spencer Pratt claims that Miley and Kaitlynn "already had something going on" while The Hills was filming. "We know she had a thing going with Miley," Pratt alleged. "Maybe not physically, but definitely emotionally. No one's judging you ... we just don’t want people to lie about their lives."

  • September 4: Miley Celebrates Kaitlynn's Birthday With Her

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    Kaitlynn turned 31 in September, and Miley was right there by her side, according to Entertainment Tonight. Kaitlynn shared a couple of photos of the duo on her Instagram stories. The glam black and white photos showed Miley with her arm around Kaitlynn.

  • September 9: Kaitlynn Leaves a Flirty Comment on Miley's Instagram

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    Yup. #CommentsByCelebs

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    When Miley posted a photo dressed in Tom Ford ahead of his spring 2020 fashion show, Kaitlynn couldn't help but chime in. "Dear god," Kaitlynn wrote alongside a drooling emoji, according to E! News. It wasn't long before the Instagram account CommentsByCelebs noticed the interaction and reposted it for everyone to see.

  • September 10: Miley & Kaitlynn Hang Out In New York

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    Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus
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    While the duo was in new York City for Fashion Week, TMZ reported  Miley and Kaitlynn hit the town one Tuesday night dressed in chic black ensembles. They were even spotted holding hands  as they walked around. Us Weekly also reported that Kaitlynn was wearing a ring with the letter "M" on it.

    Very interesting.

  • September 14: Miley & Kaitlynn Walk Arm-In-Arm In Los Angeles

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    Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter
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    After returning from New York, Miley and Kaitlynn stepped out in LA. People magazine reported that the duo was dressed alike in black T-shirts and distressed jeans. Miley put her arm around Kaitlynn while they walked. They're clearly not shy about showing affection in public. So time will tell if they eventually make a statement about the relationship -- or whatever is going on between them.

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