Earlier this month, the world learned that it's over between Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter.
But when this sneak peek clip from The Hills: New Beginnings was filmed, they were still a couple and shooting down relationship rumors.
To their shared frustration, a rumor cropped up that they had once been polyamorous. Is it true?
In this sneak peek from The Hills: New Beginnings, Kaitlynn's friend Liz Facetimes her to warn her.
Stephanie Pratt has been gossiping about her, Liz cautions, saying: "She’s just, like, asking about your relationship."
According to Liz: "She’s like, ‘I don’t know. Isn’t there someone else, like, involved?’"
"What does she mean by that?" Kaitlynn asks, looking amused if anything.
Liz reports: "She thinks you guys are like in this, like, polyamorous relationship."
Liz sort of stumbles over the word "polyamorous," which is a good reminder that some of us use that word more often than others.
If you need a reminder, a polyamorous relationship usually involves more than two people in an often romantic relationship.
It can mean one person in a serious relationship with two others who know about each other. It could mean eight people who all date all of the others.
Brody hears this theory and quickly interjects.
"That’s none of her business,” Brody asserts.
He continues, saying: “You know, we just, we like what we like."
Kaitlynn then uses the confessional camera to explain to viewers what gave Stephanie this idea.
"When Brody and I first were together," she recalls. "We were young, we were crazy."
"We were, like, you know, basically just trying to have the time of our lives," Kaitlynn continues.
"So," she informs the viewers. "We did a lot of things in our relationship."
Oh? What kinds of things.
Kaitlynn explains that these were hings "that, you know, I certainly wouldn’t say I regret."
Good. Regrets serve little good, especially if you were having fun at the time.
But her words could mean polyamory. It could also mean that they had an open relationship or had a lot of threesomes, foursomes, or "moresomes."
Apparently they were content to leave that up to everyone's imaginations.
"But," Kaitlyn expresses. "The level of gossip that I feel happens in the group -- it just makes me angry."
That's very fair.
On August second, Brody and Kaitlynn announced their shocking split.
"Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” their representative announced in a statement.
“They love and respect one another," the statement affirmed. "And know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward."
Though the two held a well-publicized wedding ceremony in June of 2018, they were never legally married.
That makes Caitlyn Jenner's inability to attend her son's "wedding" a much smaller deal.
(Also, if he wanted her to attend, he shouldn't have scheduled his last-minute ceremony during Pride Month)
About a week later, Kaitlynn was seen gal pal-ing around with none other than Miley Cyrus.
"Brody and Kaitlynn separated on good terms and are still close friends,” a source insisted at the time.
“Brody is in a great headspace right now," the insider reported. "And really isn’t bothered by Kaitlynn and Miley’s relationship."
Miley and Kaitlynn have not been trying to hide what they have going, either on social media or at major awards shows like the VMAs.
It's interesting, but not necessarily signiificant, that both now-split couples were friends before things fell apart.
And Miley and Liam were rumored to have struggled with whether or not to be an open relationship.
This clip and this episode are likely not going to do anythign to discourage rumors.