Miley Cyrus desperately tried to save her marriage to Liam Hemsworth before they quietly separated ‘months’ ago, according to sources close to the couple.
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.
Breaking up: Miley Cyrus desperately tried to save her marriage to Liam Hemsworth before they quietly separated ‘months’ ago, according to sources. Pictured on April 22 in Los Angeles
According to TMZ, Miley didn’t begin dating Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter until after her split with Liam, who was apparently not willing to fight for their marriage.
A source claimed the two women, who have been friends for several years, are ‘seeing each other with no labels attached.’
Miley, 26, and Kaitlynn, 30, were pictured kissing on a girls’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy on Friday. Just 24 hours later, the singer announced her split from Liam, 29.
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: Miley in the studio on Monday
Fling: According to TMZ, Miley didn’t begin dating Kaitlynn Carter (right) until after her break-up with Liam. Sources claim the two women are ‘seeing each other with no labels attached’
Her spokesperson told People magazine: ‘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.
‘They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.’
According to The Sun, Miley’s fling with Kaitlynn ‘came as a shock’ to Liam.
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
‘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.’
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.’
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
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
Liam responded to the split on Monday, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘You don’t understand what it’s like… I don’t want to talk about it, mate.’
In the first photos of the Hollywood actor since the announcement on Saturday, Liam appeared visibly downtrodden as he strolled through Byron Bay, NSW.
The youngest Hemsworth brother has been spending time with his family in Australia in recent weeks while recovering from the break-up.
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