Kaitlynn Carter is opening up about her brief, yet high-profile romance with Miley Cyrus.
The biggest lesson she learned? She never wants her private life to be up for public consumption again.
While chatting with Nick Viall on his "The Viall Files" podcast, the "Hills" star said she and Miley actually did try to keep their romance out of the public eye, but it was pretty much a lost cause.
"We actually did work pretty hard to keep it as private as we could, but it is what it is. It's so hard to go through a breakup in the public eye, too… It's so rough," she said. "But there's also a lot to be gained and learned from that."
"What I've really realized is now with dating, I'm super private about it," Kaitlynn said. "Since last fall, once that whole situation [with Miley] came to a wrap, I was like, 'That's the last time I'm doing a public thing.'"
The reality TV star said she's now dating someone else, but she kept the details of that relationship close to the vest.
"With the person that I've been seeing recently, I'm trying to take it really slow and make sure that everything is in place," she shared. "We're not boyfriend/girlfriend."
Because she's dated both men and woman, Nick asked Kaitlynn if she feels the need to specify the gender of the person she's dating.
"I don't put that pressure on myself. Whoever I want to date is who I want to date," she said. "Honestly, it's been interesting to find who I am attracted to."
"I do feel there's this attitude when someone dates a woman one time that maybe it was just an experiment. People will put that on you. … I find that pretty frustrating," she said. "I don't think the labels are what matters."
Kaitlynn added, "A relationship with a woman is so different than a relationship with a man. It's a very different dynamic. But, at the same time, whoever I meet is whoever I meet."