"They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward," their reps tell PEOPLE
“Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” the pair’s reps, Scott Newman and Lindsay Maguire, tell PEOPLE.
“They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward,” the reps add.
A source tells PEOPLE Brody, 35, and Carter, 30, were not legally married as they never made their union official.
“Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues for years. It is no secret amongst those who knew them. And the show was not good for them,” the source says of The Hills: New Beginnings.
“It got so bad that Kaitlynn had actually moved out before they started filming, but then moved back in. Doing The Hills magnified a lot of things in their marriage. And it became clear that it wasn’t going to work. They both knew it.”
A second source explains to PEOPLE that a factor in their split was Carter’s desire to have kids.
“They butted heads over that constantly. Kaitlynn really wants to be a mom and never swayed from that. She thought Brody was change his mind, but he didn’t,” the second source adds.
The shocking news comes after tension appeared to be brewing in their relationship on The Hills: New Beginnings.
On the show, Carter confronted Jenner about the status of their marriage after he appeared to get a lap dance at a club.
“You said to her last night that we had an open relationship,” she told him as Jenner rubbed his face in annoyance.
“We’re not talking about this anymore,” he fired back.
Jenner and Carter had a wedding in front of 50 family members and friends in an intimate ocean view ceremony last year at the Nihi Sumba resort on Sumba island, off the coast of Indonesia, where he proposed in 2016.
“It feels awesome,” Jenner told PEOPLE of his June 2, 2018 nuptials. “I honestly feel like we’ve been married for five years already!”
Jenner and Carter met at a party in 2013 and the connection was immediate. “I was going after her,” Jenner said. “She’s an amazing girl.”
“Honestly, it really did hurt and I would have loved to have had her there,” Jenner added. “But she had better things to do. Apparently.”
A source told PEOPLE at the time of the wedding that Caitlyn had “work commitments that have been set up for months and couldn’t be changed in the end.“ PEOPLE also previously reported that Caitlyn was planning to throw the couple a post-wedding party in Los Angeles.
TMZ was first to report the news of Brody and Carter’s split.