AceShowbiz - Kaitlynn Carter allowed ex Miley Cyrus to "take control" of publicity during the pair's six-week relationship, admitting she "never really wanted to put myself out there."
"The Hills: New Beginnings" star, who was married to fellow reality TV star Brody Jenner, enjoyed a brief rebound relationship when her marriage broke up around the same time Miley split with Liam Hemsworth last summer 2019.
Speaking during a chat with pal and co-star Whitney Port on Instagram Live on Thursday, April 16, 2020, Kaitlynn confessed she was "mortified" by the headlines around the time of their relationship and separation, which peaked when she visited a friend's bar one night only to make the papers for being "out on the town, partying with a mystery man just two weeks after her break-up."
"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," she said.
Kaitlynn said the situation made her re-think her stance on life in the public eye, and pushed her to not "be so nonchalant about it", get her "s**t together" and not let tabloids tell her story.
"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," she explained.
The star previously gushed over her relationship with the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker, saying, "While it (romance) 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."