The reality star was also photographed in the background of a few pics taken of Cyrus from the night. "Kaitlynn was swaying at the side of the stage as Miley rehearsed 'Slide Away,'" the eyewitness says of their interactions earlier in the day, during rehearsal. "Afterward, the two walked backstage, hugging each other."
News of the split broke after Cyrus was snapped kissing Carter while on vacation in Italy, in pictures obtained by ET. Just days later, Cyrus released "Slide Away." MTV announced that Cyrus would be performing the track just hours before the awards show kicked off on Monday.