Why Kaitlynn Carter Didn’t Want to Join ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ Cast at First with Brody Jenner

Brody Jenner returned for The Hills: New Beginnings with his wife, Kaitlynn Carter. They almost didn’t join the show. Find out what was holding them back and more.

Brody Jenner took longer to join The Hills: New Beginnings

Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter
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Jenner took a little longer to announce that he was returning to the show. That’s because there were a few things holding him back.

Brody had a very private life,” a source explained to Page Six. “He hasn’t really been out there. He wanted to make a deal that works for him after deciding what he wanted to have on TV.”

There was another reason given for his hesitation to do the show. “He wasn’t sure if he wanted to be in the public eye on the heels of his dad’s transition,” an insider claimed. “Caitlyn wasn’t there for him growing up and he wasn’t sure if he wanted to talk about it again. Family is important to him. He’s very much a mama’s boy.”

Kaitlynn Carter said the show wasn’t in her comfort zone

Carter was a guest on Whitney Port’s podcast, With Whit. They talked about why Carter and Jenner didn’t want to do the show at first.

“We took so long to decide to do the show or not… Spencer approached us about it probably two years ago, and it was an automatic no,” she said. “… The reason that I decided [to do] this was because you messaged. You’re like, ‘I’m doing it so I need you to do it.’ So Whitney convinced me to do it.”

She went on to talk about what was holding her back from agreeing to be filmed. “It was originally, we thought, kind of a crazy idea to be for Brody to be back on TV and for me to be on there in the first place because it’s not really my comfort zone,” she explained.

Carter also claimed they thought it would be a good thing to do as a couple. “But then I also thought it would be fun,” she added. “The decision really was about for us to spend more time together. He was always on the road DJing, and I was on the road for work. This was a project we would do together.”

Carter reportedly moved out before the show

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There is a report that the former couple had problems for years. A source claimed there was more behind their wedding that didn’t lead to a legal marriage.

“Their wedding day was this obligatory thing he felt he had to do, but they were already miserable,” a source told People. The former couple continued to have issues after that.

Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues for years,” added the insider. “It is no secret amongst those who knew them. And the show was not good for them.” They reportedly had a different kind of living arrangement.

“It got so bad that Kaitlynn had actually moved out before they started filming, but then moved back in,” said a source. “Doing The Hills magnified a lot of things in their marriage and it became clear that it wasn’t going to work. They both knew it.”

In the end, there were reportedly multiple reasons holding the former couple back from joining the cast. It’s unknown if both will return for season 2.