Kaitlynn Carter Miley Cyrus
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Within a week of each other, couples Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter announced that they would be going their separate ways. And while some hearts were breaking all over the world over the dismantling of the rather quick unions, nobody could have anticipated what would come next. 

This weekend, photos of Cyrus and Carter passionately locking lips surfaced, resulting in a social media frenzy that has Jenner and Cyrus at serious odds. Ahead, check out what the music star had to say after not taking too kindly to Jenner's response about the smooch. 

Last week, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus announced that they would be calling it quits.

“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus told People in a statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”

And after the news broke, Cyrus took what we all believed was a much-needed vacation. 

So she set sail on the waters of Lake Como with a group of friends that included Brody Jenner's ex Kaitlynn Carter, who also recently announced her split. “Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” their rep told US Weekly. “They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward.” 

With breakups so close in time, most fans assumed that the ladies were together to comfort each other in times of need, but after paparazzi shots surfaced of the two getting a little extra cozy, many started to wonder. 

The shots were telling.

The alleged friends were cuddled up on numerous occasions, even making out while sunbathing. Needless to say, the photos caused a media frenzy and left fans wondering whether the ladies split from their spouses to be with each other. A reverse Grace and Frankie appeared to be playing out in front of our eyes. 

And of course, we were all looking to see what Jenner or Hemsworth had to say. 

And Jenner did. Well, kind of. "Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today," he captioned a photo of himself. The post garnered tons of support from fans confused about the status of Carter and Cyrus' relationship, and included a supportive comment from the reality star's mom. 

“Always so proud of your dignity, generosity, kindness & nobility,” his mother Linda Thompson commented. “You are a gentleman and I love you very much. Onward….”

Meanwhile, others used their moment of support as an opportunity to take a dig at Cyrus and Carter's smooch. 

Case in point: his Hills' costar and friend Brandon Thomas Lee, who jokingly insisted that the duo imitate Cyrus and Carter, with a smooch as some revenge. "Let’s round this scandal out and post a pic of us making out," he commented under the photo. 

And Jenner seemed down. 

"Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon," he responded to Lee. And while, of course, everyone knew that the exchange was clearly a joke and a light-hearted moment that we all assume is masking some serious heartbreak from Jenner, Cyrus clearly didn't find the jabs too comical, and she made it known. 

The music and television star took to the comments herself. 

"Go take a nap in your truck and cool off #HotGirlSummer," she wrote referring to an episode of The Hills: New Beginnings where an intense argument between Brody and Carter resulted in him sleeping in his car. The response, to many, seemed a little harsh considering it was Brody's ex caught making out a week after the announcement of their split. Others were on Team Miley and thought her response was just right.

Regardless, we know we're not the only ones looking forward to seeing how this love web plays out. Is a potential romance between Cyrus and Carter the reason for the recent splits?