Brody Jenner posts about Kaitlynn Carter to 'set the story straight' after Miley Cyrus kiss
Last weekend, it was reported that Miley Cyrus and her longtime beau and husband of eight months, Liam Hemsworth, had decided to call it quits.
Of course, being in the public eye - and being one of the most high-profile couples on the planet - essentially means that it was only a matter of time before some of the juiciest details about the split came to the fore.
And while we haven't exactly been filled in as to what motivated the split - mainly because the pair have expressed a desire to remain tight-lipped about it all - we do know how Miley is choosing to spend her time post-breakup.
Miley Cyrus was having the time of her life during her recent Italian getaway:
Basically, the 26-year-old did what most of us could only dream of doing after separating from a long-term partner - she jetted off to Italy with her pal and reality star Kaitlynn Carter, who had recently split with Brody Jenner.
When Miley and Kaitlynn were photographed kissing, however, it became clear that their relationship wasn't quite as platonic as we thought.
Brody responded to the pics by posting a selfie on Instagram with the caption: "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today."
His Hills costar Brandon Thomas Lee then commented, "Let's round this scandal out and post a pic of us making out." To which Brody replied, "Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon."
And that's when Miley - evidently unamused by the comment - replied: "Go take a nap in your truck and cool off #hotgirlsummer."
Remember this romantic moment during the night of Miley and Liam's surprise wedding:
The situation seemed to become a lot less tense when Brody's mom Linda Thompson voiced her support for Kaitlynn. "@kaitlynn And for the record honey, the only 'shade' I throw is my own shadow walking away from drama," She wrote on her Instagram page. "You know I love you. I always have & always will."
And now, possibly in a bid to redeem himself following his earlier comments, Brody has taken to Instagram to talk about his and Kaitylnn's breakup in a less facetious and decidedly more heartfelt manner.
"There is far too much negativity being directed at someone who I love and care about very much," he wrote. "I feel the need to set the story straight. Kaitlynn and I have been best friends for 6 years, and we continue to be. We, like many others before us and many after us, grew in different directions over those same 6 years."
"Kaitlynn is a wonderful person, beautiful and fun to be with, always a positive force in my life," he continued. "We decided the best move for both of us was to keep our love for each other strong but move forward separately with our lives. I respect Kaitlynn and care deeply about her. She deserves to be able to move forward in her life with respect and happiness."
Kaitlynn responded to the post with a simple heart emoji.
So, for now, it seems that Kaitlynn and Brody are on good terms. But I think we all want to know if that's also the case with Miley and Liam...