A relationship expert has claimed that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are unlikely to reconcile after announcing their marriage split over the weekend.
Holly Bartter, the founder of online dating service Matchsmith, told Daily Mail Australia that the couple’s on-again-off-again romance has finally run its course.
‘There’s always a chance the two could reconcile after some time has passed, but given the ups and downs in their relationship, it will likely have taken a significant emotional toll on them both,’ said Ms Bartter.
It’s over! A relationship expert has claimed that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are unlikely to reconcile after announcing their marriage split over the weekend. Pictured on their wedding day in Tennessee last December
‘At this stage, they can probably find better long-term matches elsewhere,’ she added.
Ms Bartter explained that Miley and Liam’s previous break-up (they split in 2013 before reconciling in 2016) was ‘a warning sign of their differences.’
‘It’s not always positive when a couple have a break before reuniting,’ she said.
‘For many couples, it’s an opportunity to take stock and realise how much they value one another, but for Miley and Liam it may have been a warning sign of their differences pulling them apart.’
‘At this stage, they can probably find better long-term matches elsewhere’: Holly Bartter (pictured), the founder of online dating service Matchsmith, told Daily Mail Australia that the couple’s on-again-off-again romance has finally run its course
Miley and Liam, who first met as teenagers on set of The Last Song in 2009, are just too fundamentally different to work as a couple, according to Ms Bartter.
‘While they’re both in the spotlight, Miley’s career is relaunching with new music and her pace of life isn’t slowing down,’ she said.
‘Liam is in the public eye too, but he has a much more low-key approach to life and his relationship, wanting to have the balance between public and personal. Meanwhile, Miley looks keen to have her personal life totally out there for all to see.’
Furthermore, Ms Bartter believes that Miley, being three years Liam’s junior, is ‘still finding herself and what she wants out of a relationship’, while her estranged husband ‘already knows who he is and what he wants.’
Ms Bartter added that Miley’s ‘not very discreet’ new romance with Kaitlynn Carter, the ex-wife of Brody Jenner, also suggests that she ‘may have emotionally checked out of her relationship with Liam long before the split.’
‘It appears Miley was in a rush to reignite a spark with someone new,’ she added.
The fact that Miley is now dating a woman isn’t particularly significant, according to Ms Bartter, because ‘she has always identified’ as pansexual.
In happier times: On Saturday, Miley issued a statement via her publicist to People magazine, in which she confirmed the break-up
But the pop star may now feel ‘more free’ to express her attraction to women publicly, as she is no longer in a heterosexual relationship.
‘Once the announcement was public she felt she could be more herself and do what feels right for her,’ Ms Bartter said.
‘Miley has noted she feels like she is “still evolving”, and she may need more time before she finds someone she wants to be with long-term,’ the expert concluded.
Ms Bartter’s comments come after a brokenhearted Liam finally addressed his split from Miley on social media on Tuesday.
The Hunger Games star shared a photo to Instagram of a beach at sunset alongside a brief caption addressed to his fans, after it had been reported that the couple separated ‘months ago’.
He wrote: ‘Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward… Peace and Love.’
‘I wish her nothing but health and happiness’: Ms Bartter’s comments come after Liam finally addressed his split from Miley on social media on Tuesday
Liam’s post comes two days after Miley, 26, issued a statement via her publicist to People magazine, in which she confirmed the break-up.
‘Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers,’ the statement read.
‘They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.’
Wave of emotions: On Tuesday, Liam was pictured looking downcast as he went for a surf with his older brother Chris in Byron Bay, NSW
New flame: Miley has been cavorting with Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter, whom she is said to be dating ‘without labels’. They were pictured enjoying a boat trip in Italy on Thursday
Moving on: The day before announcing her marriage split, Miley had been pictured on Friday kissing Kaitlynn Carter, who is also newly single after separating from reality star Brody Jenner, on a girls’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy
According to TMZ, Miley didn’t begin dating her current squeeze, Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter, until after her split with Liam.
A source claimed the two women, who have been friends for several years, are ‘seeing each other with no labels attached.’
Miley and Kaitlynn, 30, were pictured kissing on a girls’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy on Friday and also looked close the day before that.
Just 24 hours later, the singer announced her split from Liam.
Breaking up: Miley desperately tried to save her marriage to Liam before they quietly separated ‘months’ ago, according to sources. Pictured on April 22 in Los Angeles
The family love her! Kaitlynn shared this picture of herself to Instagram on Monday evening, and Miley’s sister Brandi commented: ‘Boom boom booooooom!’
On Tuesday, Liam was pictured looking downcast as he went for a surf with his older brother Chris Hemsworth in Byron Bay, NSW.
He is believed to be staying nearby in the $4.3million beach house owned by Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky.
Meanwhile, reports have emerged claiming that Miley desperately tried to save her marriage to Liam before they quietly separated ‘months’ ago.
As reported by TMZ, the Wrecking Ball star wanted to go into therapy with her husband to fix their relationship but ‘he didn’t come close to meeting her half way.’
While the pair didn’t confirm their break-up until Saturday, it’s believed they actually called it quits in June after ‘drifting apart’.
The last known footage of them together was from July 9, but they looked decidedly unhappy.
Split: Miley reportedly wanted to go into therapy with her husband to fix their relationship but ‘he didn’t come close to meeting her half way’. Pictured in the studio on Monday
Fling: According to TMZ, Miley didn’t begin dating Kaitlynn (right) until after her break-up with Liam. Sources claim the two women are ‘seeing each other with no labels attached’
End of the road: While the pair didn’t confirm their break-up until Saturday, it’s believed they actually called it quits in June after ‘drifting apart’. The last known footage of them together was from July 9 (above), but they looked decidedly unhappy
Meanwhile, according to The Sun, Miley’s fling with Kaitlynn ‘came as a shock’ to Liam.
‘Their marriage is over and Liam is absolutely heartbroken, but Miley is making up for lost time,’ claimed a source close to the couple.
‘He wants to settle down and have a conventional family including kids, but that couldn’t be further from what Miley is after right now.
‘She made it clear she wanted to be able to have fun with other people – men and women – but it’s always been something he’s had a hard time understanding.’
According to TMZ, Kaitlynn split from Brody Jenner recently because she wanted two things: a baby and a legally-binding marriage.
However Brody did not want to do either and they parted ways as a result.
It’s believed Kaitlynn and Brody never followed up to get a marriage license in the U.S. after tying the knot in Indonesia, so their union was never officially legal.
Meanwhile, it seems as though Miley’s sister Brandi is supporting her new relationship with Kaitlynn.
After Kaitlynn shared a sexy snap to Instagram on Monday night, Brandi wrote in the comments section: ‘Boom boom boooooom!’
What went wrong? Miley and Liam’s last red carpet appearance together was at the Met Gala in New York City three months ago. Pictured on May 6, 2019
Their story: Miley and Liam had dated on and off since 2010. The couple were initially engaged in June 2012 before calling it off the following year. They later reconciled in 2016. Pictured on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood
Miley broke her silence on the split on Sunday morning, telling her Instagram followers she was going to let life take its path.
‘Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win,’ she wrote.
‘Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable. The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed.
‘My dad always told me, “Nature never hurries but it is always on time”… it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true.’
She concluded by reflecting on her own life, saying: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.’
Ouch! Meanwhile, Miley urged Brody Jenner to ‘take a nap and cool off’ on Sunday after he joked about her kissing his ex Kaitlynn
On Sunday, Miley urged Brody Jenner to ‘take a nap and cool off’ after he joked about her kissing his ex Kaitlynn Carter following their split.
Brody had taken to social media, where he shared a photo of himself standing on a cliff solo alongside a pointed caption.
‘Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today,’ he wrote on Instagram, just a day after photos of his ex getting hot and heavy with Miley surfaced.
The latest: Brody wasn’t in the mood to speak about his ex Kaitlynn’s relationship with Miley Cyrus in Malibu on Monday. When asked about the hook-up, he told paparazzi: ‘I’m not gonna answer that bulls**t’
Poking fun at the situation, Brody’s friend Brandon Thomas Lee took to the comments with a lighthearted response.
‘Let’s round this scandal [and] post a pic of us making out,’ the son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee wrote.
Brody kept up the playful tone in his reply, writing: ‘Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon.’
Miley herself then clapped back with a sassy response, telling Brody: ‘Go take a nap in your truck and cool off. #HotGirlSummer.’
Philosophical approach: Miley broke her silence on the split on Sunday morning, telling her Instagram followers she was going to let life take its path
Miley was alluding to a scene from The Hills: New Beginnings in which Brody stormed off after a fight with Kaitlynn to spend the night in his car.
But on Monday, Brody wasn’t in the mood to speak about Kaitlyn’s relationship with Miley.
When asked about the hook-up in Malibu, California, Brody told paparazzi, ‘I’m not gonna answer that bulls**t.’
Kaitlynn and Brody had previously boasted about having threesomes and sex in a bathroom at the Grammys in a recently resurfaced interview.
Speaking in 2015, Brody bragged about his ‘exciting’ life with Kaitlynn, revealing the couple enjoyed group romps and had ‘the best sex’.
Healing process: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own,’ Miley wrote
Meanwhile, Liam had previously responded to his and Miley’s split on Monday, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘You don’t understand what it’s like… I don’t want to talk about it.’
That same day, he had appeared visibly downtrodden while strolling through Byron Bay in the first photos taken of him since the break-up.
It’s believed he has spent several weeks in Australia, seeking comfort from friends and family.
Devastated: Liam responded to the break-up on Monday, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘You don’t understand what it’s like… I don’t want to talk about it, mate’. Pictured in Byron Bay on Monday
It comes after a source told People magazine on Sunday that the couple’s split ‘isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day.’
They said: ‘After they reunited [in 2016 following their previous break-up], everyone thought they were this “perfect” couple, but they still had a lot of issues.
‘They’re not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work. It’s not surprising at all.’
In trouble: A source told People magazine on Sunday that the couple’s split ‘isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day’. Pictured on May 6, 2019 in New York City
OK! Australia had previously reported that the couple had clashed over family plans.
Liam had apparently wanted to settle down while Miley wasn’t ready, leading to an ‘explosive fight’ back in July 2018, months before their secret December wedding.
‘He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off but it’s not quite the timeline Miley had in mind… he is left heartbroken,’ a source said at the time.
‘Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it… They haven’t been getting along in recent months.
‘[She] didn’t really want to get married. It’s something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam. [His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot.’
Cringe! Liam was allegedly embarrassed by Miley’s outrageous behavior at the Met Gala on May 6, with a source telling OK! Australia ‘he gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras’
Furthermore, Liam was also allegedly embarrassed by Miley’s outrageous behavior at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6.
The Met Gala was the couple’s last red carpet appearance together before announcing their split.
‘She was licking his face for the cameras on the red carpet, then grinding on people on the dance floor inside and grabbing her crotch,’ a source told OK! Australia.
Can’t Be Tamed: The break-up comes after Miley spoke to Elle magazine last month about how she ‘doesn’t fit into a stereotypical wife role’. Pictured on February 28, 2019
‘He gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras,’ they added. ‘He really doesn’t like that side of her, because he is the total opposite.’
The break-up comes after Miley spoke to Elle magazine last month about how she ‘doesn’t fit into a stereotypical wife role.’
‘I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,’ she said.
‘I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.’
‘People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f**ing good, and I know that,’ she added.
‘I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.’
Miley and Liam secretly married in a surprise ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee in December 2018.
The couple first met on set of The Last Song in 2009 before embarking on an on-again-off-again relationship.
They were initially engaged in June 2012 before calling it off the following year. They later reconciled in 2016.
Over after seven months: Miley and Liam secretly married in a surprise ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee in December 2018. Pictured with her parents, Tish and Billy-Ray Cyrus
Miley & Liam’s Romance: A Timeline
June 2009: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song, in which they played romantic interests – foretelling their real-life future.
Young love: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song (pictured in 2010)
March 2010: Following months of speculation, the lovebirds confirmed their romance in the most Hollywood way possible, by making their red carpet debut as a couple at an Oscars party.
August 2010: After solidifying their status as Hollywood’s coolest young It Couple, the pair reportedly went through their first breakup, with Miley’s exhausting work schedule being cited by sources as the cause.
September 2010: Within weeks of the news that they had gone their separate ways, the pair were spotted out and about together.
November 2010: Fans rooting for the photogenic twosome’s fledgling romance were left disappointed as they decided to split once again.
Big step: Liam proposed to Miley in 2012 (pictured in 2012)
April 2011: After spending a whole winter apart, it appeared that they came to the realisation they couldn’t live apart, as they reunited in time for spring.
December 2011: Of course, nothing says ‘we’re together and madly in love’ in Hollywood like a red carpet outing. Liam joined Miley at the CNN Heroes Gala in Los Angeles.
March 2012: Shortly after Miley accompanied Liam to the premiere of The Hunger Games, engagement rumours swirled as she was seen sporting a ring. However, the star took to Twitter to shoot down the fevered speculation.
June 2012: What a difference a few months make! The couple announce their engagement after Liam proposes with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler.
February 2013: There appears to be trouble in paradise once again, as Miley shoots down cheating rumours. Despite her denials, the couple step out separately for high-profile Oscar parties, fuelling breakup speculation.
Time-out: Miley and Liam broke off their engagement in September 2013 and reunited in 2016 (pictured in 2013)
September 2013: Miley makes the big step of unfollowing Liam on Twitter. Just days later, her spokesperson confirms that the engagement is over. That same month, Liam is seen kissing Mexican beauty Eiza Gonzalez.
November 2014: Miley moves on! She embarks on a romance with Patrick Schwarzenegger, and their every exploit soon starts hitting social media.
March 2015: After Miley is embraced and welcomed into the Schwarzenegger fold, Patrick is seen getting cosy with another woman.
I do: The couple wed in Tennessee in December 2018 (pictured in 2018)
April 2015: It’s announced that the pair’s Instagrammable romance is over.
July 2015: Miley is linked to model Stella Maxwell after they’re seen out together. One month later, Miley shares that she’s pansexual – and single.
January 2016: The singer confirms that she’s back with Liam – and they’re engagement is on again – after she’s seen with moving trucks at his home.
October 2017: Miley and Liam make their first red carpet appearance together in more than four years as they attend the Hollywood premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, starring his brother Chris.
Happier times: The pair split after seven months of marriage in August 2019
November 2018: The couple lose their Malibu home, after devastating wildfires destroy homes throughout the state of California. They subsequently relocate to Tennessee, where they’re thought to have wed a month later.
December 2018: Miley and Liam marry at their home in Franklin, Tennessee
August 2019: Couple split after just seven months of marriage