The Hills’ Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to end their relationship after one year of marriage.
With a kind of major catch, that is:
The couple was never legally married.
First, details on the break-up:
“Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” the pair’s reps, Scott Newman and Lindsay Maguire, said in a statement late Friday, adding along the usual lines:
"They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward."
Carter has already moved out of the house the two shared in Malibu, a source confirms, while both sides have been spotted without their wedding rings.
Just one year ago – without any members of the Kardashians or Jenners present – Jenner and Cartier got married in Nihi, Sumba Island, which is a luxury island resort that’s about 250 miles east of Bali, Indonesia.
“It feels awesome,” Jenner told People Magazine of his June 2, 2018 nuptials.
“I honestly feel like we’ve been married for five years already!”
But numerous outlets have now confirmed that they never obtained a marriage license in the United States.
Was this a sign that they didn’t take the union seriously and had a feeling it would’t last?
Only Brody or Kaitlynn could answer that question.
The unfortunate news, however, comes after tension appeared to be brewing in their relationship on The Hills: New Beginnings
On the MTV reality program, Carter confronted Jenner at one point about the status of their marriage after he appeared to get a lap dance at a club.
“You said to her last night that we had an open relationship,” an irritated Carter told him as Jenner rubbed his face in annoyance.
“We’re not talking about this anymore,” he fired back.
This scene was likely filmed months ago, but it still may have been a precursor to the romance falling apart.
It’s not immediately clear if further deterioration of the pair’s union will be a major storyline going forward.
Jenner and Carter met at a party in 2013 and the connection was apparently immediate.
“I was going after her,” Jenner said back in the day upon reflection of how he felt. “She’s an amazing girl.”
As recently as June, in an interview with celebrity gossip tabloid Us Weekly, Jenner had talked about the possibility of the couple having children.
“I wouldn’t say [we have] baby fever,” he told this tabloid.
“We’re at a point in our lives now that we’re not opposed to having kids, but we’re not necessarily really trying to have children right now."
"I think if we do all of a sudden or accidentally and it happens, we will be very excited and ready for it, but we’re not in a rush.”
The reality stars still may have kids someday.
Just not with each other.