The Real Reason Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Called It Quits

After a short-lived summer romance, Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus have officially split.

While many of us were certain that the couple’s relationship was going to last a lot longer than six-weeks, their friends-turned-lovers escapade has sadly come to a close.

Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter
Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus | Robert Kamau/GC Images

With this news taking many of us by surprise, of course, we have a ton of questions.

But the main one all fans would like to know is why Carter and Cyrus called it quits so soon after establishing a romantic relationship?

The relationship was getting a little too serious

Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter’s relationship was great while it lasted, but as the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.”

After spending a little more than a month together, the singer and the reality star have decided to go their separate ways.

While this news took many of us by surprise, it turns out that there is a pretty understandable reason why Cyrus and Carter split.

According to People, Cyrus was the one who ended their relationship due to things getting a little too serious for her liking.

With the singer’s split from Liam Hemsworth still being pretty fresh, she didn’t want to commit to another person so soon.

Although Cyrus and Carter enjoyed spending time together and established a pretty solid bond these past few weeks, the “Slide Away” singer felt as though things were just moving way too fast.

“Miley split from Liam to focus on herself. Her relationship with Kaitlynn was a happy surprise,” a source told the outlet. “However, Miley was so invested in her relationship with Liam for a long time. She felt her relationship with Kaitlynn was almost moving in that direction, too.”

While Cyrus and Carter still remain friends, the singer is more focused on her career at the moment than continuing their relationship.

“Miley doesn’t want a serious relationship,” the source told PEOPLE on Sunday. “She and Kaitlynn spent every day together, and it just wasn’t anything that Miley wanted to continue doing. She wants to focus on her career. It wasn’t an easy decision, but this is ultimately what she wants.”

The singer wants to take time to herself

In addition to focusing fully on her career, Miley Cyrus wants to enjoy just being by herself for the time being.

Seeing as though she ended her 10-year relationship with Liam Hemsworth right before dating Kaitlynn Carter, Cyrus hasn’t really had time to herself.

For much of her adult life, the singer has been in relationships and hasn’t had a chance to enjoy being single.

However, now that she’s no longer dating The Hills: New Beginnings star, Cyrus can focus on the things that make her happy and pursue her interests once again.

According to sources, the singer “is looking forward to being single” and is celebrating the single life with a hiking trip through the Grand Canyon.

Cyrus is spending some quality time with her family taking in the views and even shared a few photos from her soul searching retreat on social media.

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