When we first learned that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had separated, we didn't expect Miley to move on within a matter of hours.
And when we first saw those now-notorious photos of Miley and Kaitlynn Carter making out, we certainly didn't expect the fling to develop into anything resembling a serious relationship.
But here we are -- just days after Miley wet public with the end of her marriage, it seems she's caught up in a passionate romance with Brody Jenner's ex.
When Miley locked lips with Kaitlynn the same day her separation was announced, many took it as a publicity stunt because, well ... she's certainly matured significantly since her Bangerz days, but this is still Miley Cyrus we're talking about.
It seems that was just the first of many makeout sessions, however.
According to Page Six, Miley and Kaitlynn were spotted partying at West Hollywood hot spot Soho House earlier this week.
And by "partying," we mean pretty much scissoring in a bathroom stall.
“They were making out all over the place, and didn’t care who saw,” says one witness.
“They were obsessed with each other. They couldn’t keep their hands off each other,” another onlooker added.
“They were kissing and making out everywhere. In the bathroom, at the bar, in the middle of the floor. They were basically having sex. There’s no question they’re together.”
So either these two are really, really into each other -- or their attempts to make their respective exes jealous have reached peak desperation.
(Carter separated from longtime boyfriend Brody Jenner just days before hooking up with Miley.)
In all likelihood, it's probably some combination of the two -- and apparently, Miley's family is worried there's a third motivation involved, as well.
Given the bizarre circumstances involved here, perhaps it should come as no surprise that Miley's family is worried sh'e being used by Kaitlynn, who -- let's not forget -- was a reality star mired deep in the Z-list juast a few short days ago.
Kaitlynn has already met Miley's mom, Tish Cyrus, and according to insiders, the matriarch is quite confused by the current situation:
“Tish doesn’t know what to believe, because she is hearing from Liam that Miley and Kaitlynn were hooking up while they were both married,” a source tells the outlet.
“She has to support Miley regardless though, and Miley is now telling her mom they are serious. It is all just way too much, too fast.”
Adds the source:
“Everyone thinks that Kaitlynn is using her, and it is just a matter of time before Miley sees it."
If that's the really the case, we're guessing Miley has already seen it -- and these two have worked out a transactional relationship in which they each use each other in equal measure.
Good for them?