Why Miley Cyrus Made the Decision to Split From Kaitlynn Carter (Exclusive)

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She's just being Miley! Miley Cyrus has recently undergone two major breakups and now the 26-year-old singer is focused on herself. 

A source tells ET, "Miley loves her autonomy and is a free spirit. She doesn’t plan to remarry anytime soon. Despite her breakup with Liam, she’s actually doing really well."

Cyrus split from husband Liam Hemsworth in August after seven months of marriage, and seemingly penned the tune, "Slide Away," about their struggles. Shortly after news broke of her split from Hemsworth, Cyrus was spotted vacationing in Italy with Kaitlynn Carter, who had recently broken up with Brody Jenner. After some PDA pics of the ladies aboard a yacht surfaced, the two were spotted out and about several more times. Cyrus and Carter called it quits earlier this monthr. 

"Miley leaned on Kaitlynn throughout the divorce and she felt that they moved far too quickly," the source adds of the former couple. "Miley made the final decision to split with Kaitlynn. Her relationship with Kaitlynn is over and she wants to be on her own. Miley wasn’t thinking long term and when Kaitlynn realized Miley was done, it was a total shock."

Following her split from Carter, Cyrus has gone on a girls trip with her mom, Tish Cyrus, and her sister, Brandi Cyrus, out west. 

"Miley is leaning on her family now," the source adds. "She is getting support from her family and just wants to move on, just being around family members is what is keeping her grounded right now. Those that know her well truly feel she has moved forward."

Reporting by Adriane Schwartz 

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