Brody Jenner And Kaitlynn Carter Confirmed They Were Never Legally Married

    And Brody hinted that the reason was due to the “headache” of getting divorced in the future.

    Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter’s relationship has been the subject of controversy ever since they announced their split after a year of marriage last month.

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    The controversy was in part due to the fact that Kaitlynn was photographed appearing to kiss Miley Cyrus just days after she and Brody announced their separation.

    But while all the drama over their “divorce” was going down, speculation was rife that Brody and Kaitlynn were never actually legally married.

    The subject of whether or not Brody and Kaitlynn’s marriage was legal is actually something that their The Hills: New Beginnings costar Spencer Pratt has been speculating over for months now.

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    In fact, a deleted scene from the show released last Friday showed Spencer challenging Brody about the legitimacy of his marriage while literally sipping tea.


    Spencer said to Brody: “When I got married out of the country, I had to do [a ceremony] in America. Had to be nice and legal.”

    Brody responded: “Let me tell you something about marriage — there’s a lot of legality involved. I don’t believe in the whole signing part of it, but everything else — I’m with it.”


    Spencer then asked Brody whether the fact he could “literally walk away at any time” made Kaitlynn feel insecure.


    He asked: “But you could literally walk away at any time. That’s gotta make her feel some type of way?” Brody replied: “That will never happen. That doesn’t mean that we’re not married. Of course we’re married. We’re fine with the way our marriage is set up. Kaitlynn and I are extremely happy and in love, and that’s all that matters.”

    Well, Kaitlynn and Brody have now confirmed that their marriage was never legal.

    Speaking during a testimonial on the season finale of The Hills: New Beginnings, Kaitlynn explained that the planning of their Indonesian wedding became so overwhelming that she and Brody decided to focus solely on that and not the formality of legalising the marriage.


    She said: “Right before we went to Indonesia to get married, we started talking about getting our license here in the states, but we had a lot of, like, financial things that we needed to work out.”

    “We realised we just want to focus on being excited about Indonesia and our wedding there,” she continued, “So thought, ‘Let’s just deal with it when we get back.’ But we haven’t gotten around to it yet.”

    Brody echoed the sentiment during a later conversation with Spencer in which he said that the pair had simply been “too busy” to make things legal.

    He continued: “Like I said, whether you put it on a piece of paper or have just a celebration in Indonesia, we’re married and she’s my wife and I love her to death. We’ve just got to get some things sorted out.”

    However, in a subsequent scene, Brody hinted that his reason for avoiding legalising their nuptials was because of the potential “headache” of divorcing further down the track.


    The pair were discussing their costar Audrina Patridge — who’s currently embroiled in bitter divorce proceedings and a custody battle with her ex-husband — when the exchange occurred.

    Brody said to Kaitlynn: “It sounds like such a headache, what Audrina’s going through now.”


    Kaitlynn replied: “But Audrina’s going through a divorce, and that’s what I’m saying, you can’t look at it like that.”

    And he responded: “No, I know, but you have to also like be realistic. Let’s just say, 10, 15 years down the line, it’s like, who knows what’s going to happen.”



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