The 18-year-old beauty ended her one-year relationship with the Laguna Beach star last September--insisting the pair had parted on amicable terms.
She tells Seventeen magazine , "I just knew I wanted to breathe. I wanted to be single at the time. It just hit me like a ton of bricks--this is the time I need to be with myself."
And she admits she's not an easy girlfriend: "It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me; it takes so much confidence, it takes so much trust."
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