Kaitlynn Carter is an American blogger, television personality, entrepreneur, and socialite. She gained initial fame for her relationship with, and later marriage to, fellow television personality and a member of the Kardashian clan, Brody Jenner. Recently, she has drawn fresh media attention after being spotted kissing singer and actress Miley Cyrus. Originally from New Hampshire, Carter was raised in a well-to-do family. She was a student at the University of New Hampshire before being employed in the financial service industry for several years. As a model, she reached the finals of the Maxim's Hometown Hotties competition in 2010 and subsequently found some success in the industry. In 2014, she set up a blog called ‘The Western Wild,’ which since has been renamed ‘Hey, Miss Carter.’ A year later, she opened the e-commerce site Foray Collective with her friend, Tiana Haraguchi. In 2019, she and Jenner began appearing together in the MTV reality series ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’.
Childhood & Early Life
Carter was born on September 4, 1987 (or 1988, as some sources claim), in Peterborough, New Hampshire, to Mark and Michelle Carter. She has one sister, Lindsey Reis, and two brothers, Doug and Gregory. Most news outlets claim that after she graduated from high school, she went on to obtain a BA degree in English from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. However, some sources report that she received a degree in creative writing and journalism from the same university.
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Early Career & Modelling
After completing her education, she spent several years working in the financial services industry. In 2010, she became one of the finalists of the Maxim's Hometown Hotties competition. She was featured on the covers of Modeliste Magazine’s summer love edition and ‘Locale Magazine.’ In January 2012, she appeared in Maxim's ‘Salute to the Military’ special issue. She has served as a spokesperson for various brands, including Dove, Christian Louboutin, Rachel Zoe, Macy's, Missguided, Billabong, UGG Australia, La Mer, Marciano, Zappos, Lulu's, and American Eagle. In 2016, she spoke at the blogger panel in Simply Stylist Conference, Los Angeles, a convention where beauty and fashion enthusiasts interacted with each other.
In 2014, Carter launched ‘The Western Wild,’ a blog where she predominantly posts fashion-, travel-, love-, and beauty-related content. At some point, she rebranded it as ‘Hey, Miss Carter.’ On her website, she elaborates on her reasons for creating the blog, stating that it will enable her followers to know more about her thoughts on travel, beauty, and fashion. She also maintains a digital diary in which she documents all her “unfiltered, unorganized daily thoughts and happenings.”
In 2015, Carter, along with Tiana Haraguchi, the founder and former CEO of Boutikey, established the e-commerce site Foray Collective, which, empowered by its built-in marketing platform, provides emerging brands and social media influencers and celebrities associated with them with a platform to display their products. Essentially, it is a site from where one can purchase the offerings of these influencers and celebrities. The professional and personal relationships she has formed as a blogger helped her significantly to make Foray Collective a success.
Relationship with Brody Jenner
Carter met Brody Jenner at a party in 2013. In a later interview with the ‘People’ magazine, Carter spoke about it and stated that she found his honesty to be charming and refreshing. She went on to add that they later danced together, and she felt that she could do that for the rest of her life.
The couple announced that they were in a relationship in 2014. On May 4, 2016, they got engaged. In June 2018, Carter and Jenner exchanged wedding vows in an island resort in Nihi Sumba, Indonesia. However, neither of his parents attended the ceremony. None of the other members of the Kardashian family, including Kylie and Kendall, was present either. Jenner’s brother Brandon and his mother Linda later offered their blessings to the couple. They were very candid about their sex life. Jenner often spoke about it on his show ‘Sex with Brody’.
It was ‘TMZ’ who first reported that the couple was parting ways in August 2019. Their representative confirmed the news to ‘US Weekly’ in early August. A source reveals that Carter and Jenner never made their marriage legal in US.
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In 2012, Carter made her TV debut in an episode of the documentary series ‘The Making of SlickforceGirl’. Despite her initial disinterest in appearing in a reality TV series, she is currently starring alongside her husband in ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’, which has been created as the sequel to the ‘The Hills’. However, following her separation from Jenner, her future on the show has become uncertain.
Association with Miley Cyrus
Not long after the announcement of their split, Carter went with Cyrus for a vacation to Italy, where the two were seen kissing each other. Hours later, Cyrus’ own separation from her husband, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, was announced. This has led many tabloids and mainstream media organizations to speculate on what was happening between Cyrus and Carter.