Miley Cyrus has wasted no time moving on from her split with Liam Hemsworth.
But while her new romance with Kaitlynn Carter reportedly left her estranged husband ‘blindsided’, it turns out the 26-year-old singer was actually the ‘jealous’ one in their relationship.
A friend of the Can’t Be Tamed star told WHO magazine on Thursday that Miley ‘was always deathly afraid Liam would cheat on her.’
Messy: Miley Cyrus was ‘always deathly afraid Liam Hemsworth would cheat on her’, according to a source, as friends of both stars make ‘wild accusations of drug use and infidelity’
The source added: ‘They both had massive trust issues with each other.’
Meanwhile, another insider told OK! Australia that Liam, 29, was ‘hurt’ by Miley’s fling with Kaitlynn, who is also newly single following her split with Brody Jenner.
‘Liam has been waiting for years for Miley to “grow up”, as he saw it,’ they said.
‘She still just wants to have fun and shock people – and this makeout session in Italy with Kaitlynn shows that.’
The source continued: ‘[Miley and Liam] are done. They’ve totally grown apart.’
Claims: A friend of Miley’s told WHO magazine that she and Liam ‘both had massive trust issues with each other’. Pictured on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills
It comes after Miley and Liam’s seemingly amicable separation turned ugly.
In the four days since their separation was announced, shocking claims of drug use and infidelity are now emerging as insiders from both sides give drastically different accounts of the pair’s marriage breakdown.
Sources close to Miley have told TMZ that she tried ‘valiantly’ to save the marriage but couldn’t accept the fact Liam was ‘drinking a lot’ and ‘using certain drugs’.
Nasty: In the four days since their separation was announced, shocking claims of drug use and infidelity are now emerging as insiders from both sides give drastically different accounts of Miley and Liam’s marriage breakdown. Pictured on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles
Miley’s struggles with substance abuse in the past meant that drugs were a ‘deal-breaker’ for her.
Sources on Liam’s side are ‘calling bulls**t’, according to TMZ, and say the real issue was Miley’s infidelity.
The Australian actor’s friends say the Wrecking Ball star is using the drug and alcohol accusations to distract from the real cause of their split.
While no further details were given by Liam’s source, they denied claims the couple split ‘months before’ Miley was photographed kissing Kaitlynn Carter last week.
‘This is another attempt by Miley to distract from her infidelity and recent outrageous public behavior,’ the friend told TMZ.
He said, she said: Miley’s camp told TMZ she tried ‘valiantly’ to save the marriage amid Liam’s ‘drinking and drug use’. Liam’s camp ‘called BS’ on the claims and accused Miley of infidelity
‘This is another attempt by Miley to distract from her infidelity and recent outrageous public behavior’: A source close to Liam has strongly denied he was abusing drugs. Pictured in 2013
The couple, who dated on and off for 10 years, announced their split on Saturday after just seven months of marriage.
Meanwhile, others sources told Page Six this week that Liam was hoping to have ‘a normal, settled-down life’ with his wife, while Miley appeared to be reverting back to her famously wild ways.
Following their initial split in 2013 (they reconciled in 2016), Miley went off the rails and infamously ‘twerked’ on Robin Thicke at the VMAs.
After toning down her behaviour when they first reunited, sources believe that her recent return to ‘old Miley’ had upset Liam.
Another source denied that Miley was ever unfaithful to Liam, telling Page Six: ‘She never hooked up with girls while she was married. It wasn’t a part of the relationship.
‘There was no hooking up behind his back or with his knowledge.’
Claims: Other sources claimed this week that Liam was hoping to have ‘a normal, settled-down life’ with his ‘wild child’ wife. Pictured on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles
Didn’t cheat: Despite Miley being pictured kissing Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter (right) in Italy last week, a source claims ‘she never hooked up with girls while she was married’
On Tuesday, Liam broke his silence on the split, just two days after the pictures of Miley and Kaitlynn kissing were published.
He shared a photo to Instagram of a beach at sunset alongside a brief caption addressed to his fans.
‘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,’ he wrote.
A rep for Miley said on Saturday: ‘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.’
Conflict: As reported by TMZ, the Party in the USA hitmaker ‘wanted to go into therapy with her husband to fix their relationship’ but ‘he didn’t come close to meeting her half way’
‘I wish her nothing but health and happiness’: Liam finally addressed his split from Miley on social media on Monday
Soon after the split announcement, reports emerged claiming that Miley desperately tried to save her marriage to Liam before they quietly separated ‘months’ ago.
As reported by TMZ, the Party in the USA hitmaker wanted to go into therapy with her husband to fix things but ‘he didn’t come close to meeting her half way.’
The last known footage of the couple in public together was taken on July 9. They looked decidedly unhappy while strolling through Solvang, California.
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
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