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Hands up if you had no idea how hard Kaitlynn Carter fell for Miley Cyrus…

Kaitlynn Carter has penned an extremely emotional essay about her whirlwind romance with Miley Cyrus.

“This past July, I went on vacation with a female friend; the next thing I knew, I was in love with her,” the 31-year-old’s open letter for Elle magazine began.

“It wasn’t quite that simple, of course. But it also wasn’t very complicated, either.”

Kaitlynn Carter, who was previously married to The Hills star Brody Jenner, had been friends with Miley Cyrus for three years before the infamous vacation that revealed their romance to the world.

The girls went on a European trip together as soon as Miley’s split from Liam Hemsworth hit the headlines. They were spotted kissing in Italy back in August.

“I fell just as hard for her as I had the older man so many years before. It was that same familiar force of nature; I didn’t have to think about a thing or overanalyse.

“It just happened and it felt exactly right. Reflecting back on our three-year friendship, I realised I’d always been drawn to her in a way I wasn’t with other friends, but until that trip it had never crossed my mind to think of her in a romantic sense.”

Miley Cyrus has since moved on, and is now getting quite serious with Cody Simpson. The 26-year-old Slide Away singer recently removed both Kaitlynn Carter and Liam Hemsworth from Instagram – ouch!

However, despite their break up, Kaitlynn revealed that she will always be grateful for what they had. Especially as it has opened her eyes to many other possibilities…

“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.

“I’ve been forced to get to know myself in a far deeper way than ever before, and not just in terms of my sexual preferences. I’ve also been forced to reckon with who I am as a person.”

Does this mean that Kaitlynn has sworn off men and her next relationship will be with a woman? Who knows…

“I hope that everyone, when given the chance, takes the time to understand who exactly their most authentic selves are, untethered from what we may have been taught to believe.

“Remain curious. Know that there are many layers within you – and they just might be the most invaluable ones.”

What great advice!

Head over to to read Kaitlynn’s full open letter, where she also talks about her marriage to 36-year-old reality TV star Brody Jenner.