Last week, Miley Cyrus released a new song, "Slide Away," which seemingly addresses her recent split with Liam Hemsworth. In many ways, songs have mapped every ebb and flow of this couple's decade-long relationship. The pair initially fell in love and grew apart between The Last Song's "When I Look at You" and "Wrecking Ball." "Malibu" solidified their reconciliation and Cyrus's single "Slide Away" marked their end, as Hemsworth filed for divorce from Cyrus earlier today, days after the song came out.
A source recently told People,"They have a long history together, and that's a huge part of why she has a hard time letting him go. At the end of the day, she wants to be happy, and she genuinely wants Liam to be happy too." Here, a rundown of that emotional history.
June 2009: Cyrus and Hemsworth meet on the set of the Nicholas Sparks movie, The Last Song. The former Disney Channel star had previously been in a relationship with Nick Jonas.
January 2010: The co-stars are first spotted running errands in Los Angeles together. Speculation about the two dating offscreen begins, especially when an onlooker sees the two kissing at an airport, per People.
March 2010: In March, Cyrus and Hemsworth are seen taking a bike ride together, furthering rumors of a real-life romance. The two also appear on the cover of Teen Vogue, where they avoid relationship questions.
It was all but confirmed that Cyrus and Hemsworth were a couple when they walked the red carpet of the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars after party. But the singer gave official word to E! Newswhen she referred to the Aussie as "my boyfriend."
Later that month, the pair attended the premiere of The Last Song, giving interviews about their "instant chemistry" and walking the carpet together.
April 2010: The following month, Cyrus and Hemsworth stroll through Los Angeles while enjoying lollipops. (Perhaps this influenced one of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's first public outings as a couple…)
June 2010: Cyrus tells MTV News that a lot of the songs on her edgy album, Can't Be Tamed are about her new beau. "I tell him every one's about him," she joked to the outlet. Cyrus added, "All of them are about him in a way, but it's also about past relationships that you gotta get over and move on and just about freeing yourself from anything that you feel holds you back."
Throughout the month, photos of Hemsworth and Cyrus emerge on several outings. During this time, Cyrus also films the final season of Hannah Montana.
August 2010: The couple endures their first breakup. On August 25, sources confirmed to E! News that the couple had split. One source claimed it was due to Cyrus's busy schedule. "Liam wanted more, but she's 17 and has other priorities right now," the insider explained. "He's been a distraction."
Another source told the outlet a different tale. This person alleged that Hemsworth may not have been totally faithful while Cyrus was away in Detroit filming the movie LOL. Still, another source predicted the couple's on-off nature, adding, "They're both young. To say they are done forever would be premature, but it's safe to say for now they are doing their own thing."
September 2010: About a month later, the couple was back on. Per a People report, the former co-stars were spotted running errands in Studio City. An eyewitness said, "Miley and Liam kept smiling and seemed to really enjoy their afternoon together. They acted like they had missed each other, kept chatting and seemed to be catching up. They definitely seemed like a couple again."
November 2010: Before fans could get too comfortable with the pair's reconciliation, a split struck once more. "They are, and have been, taking a break" a "Cyrus pal" tells E! News. "It's just a time out. He's in Australia and she is on her European tour." However, the source also said, "Don't be surprised if they get back together."
March 2011: About four months later, E! News talks to a "Liam pal" who says the former flames have been "hanging out a lot. They've been trying to do it away from the cameras."
But perhaps in an effort to avoid another breakup, the insider says Hemsworth and Cyrus are "taking it slow and just enjoying each other's company."
December 2011: Further proof that Cyrus and Hemsworth are a couple comes when they attend the CNN Heroes Tribute together.
January 2012: The very next month, the two arrive at the People's Choice Awardstogether.
February 2012: Hemsworth covers the March 2012 issue of Details, where he discusses the origins of his relationship. "She makes me really happy," he tells the mag. "When you start, you want to be professional, but when you're filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you're not human if you don't feel something."
Cyrus and Hemsworth also attend the Vanity Fair Oscars after partyfor the second time.
March 2012: Cyrus walks the red carpet of The Hunger Games premiere alongside Hemsworth.
The pair also makes time to attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII.
That same month, Cyrus denies rumors of an engagement on Twitter after wearing a ring on that finger. She wrote, "I'm not engaged. I've worn this same ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to talk about! It's a topaz people!"
May 2012: In May, an episode of Punk'd airs in which Cyrus is seen pranking Hemsworth. Luckily,he takes the elaborate joke in stride.
June 2012: Nearly three months after Cyrus denies engagement rumors, the couple confirm that they are officially set to be married. "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," Cyrus told People. Per the outlet, Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus on May 31with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring.
On June 27, Cyrus officially debuted her latest accessory at the Australians In Film Awards.
November 2012: On an episode of Ellen, Cyrus explains that she's in no hurry to plan a wedding, preferring to focus on her music instead. However, she shares that when it comes to the guest list, "It's only the people that you really want there. It's a day that you don't have to say, 'Well, I'm kind of obligated.' I don't ever feel like that. This is the one day that it's what[ever] I choose, and every detail is things that I love."
February 2013: A month after E! News obtains photos of the couple vacationing in Costa Rica, cheating accusations hit Cyrus. After Perez Hilton alleges that Cyrus cheated on Hemsworth with Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick, she fights back on Twitter. "@perezhilton hope you find love one day but can you not fuck with mine," she writes. "I've never been with Ed W in my life. I was at the studio last night."
Speculation intensifies when Hemsworth and Cyrus attend separate Oscars afterparties. However, a source tells E! that there is "no drama" behind the two going to different events. "They are totally together," the insider said.
March 2013: When Cyrus is spotted leaving the recording studio, sans ring split rumors spread once more. A Miley source tells People that, "Miley still wants to get married," although the couple "had some problems that they are working through."
Once again, Cyrus weighs in on the claims directly. She tweets, "I am so sick of La. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn't call off my wedding. Taking a break from social media. #draining"
Days later, Cyrus posts two photos of herself in a unicorn onesie to Twitter. While that is exciting enough, fans were most quick to notice that her engagement ring was back on.
April 2013: In an interview with Nightline, Billy Ray Cyrus makes some of his first public comments on his daughter's engagement. When asked about a timeline on the couple's nuptials, he offers, "They're young. They're kids. The great news is they're great friends. They're really really good friends. And if you end up getting married, that's your business too, you know?"
People also reports that the wedding is indefinitely on hold. A source tells the outlet, "They want to figure out their life together before they get married." The source added that while the couple is "still engaged and living together, they just realized that there is no rush with the wedding and that it's better that they wait a bit."
Days later, a second report from People emerges, with a Miley source claiming that an argument led to the singer taking off her engagement ring once more.
August 2013: After months of anonymous sources spelling doom for the couple, Cyrus and Hemsworth attend the premiere of his movie Paranoid. It will be their last public appearance until the 2015 reconciliation.
About two weeks later, Cyrus's now-infamous VMAs performance with Robin Thicke twerks into pop culture. A source tells Us Weekly that Hemsworth found the performance to be "mortifying." "He is over her and wants to make a clean break. No more back and forth."
September 2013: By mid-September, Cyrus's rep confirms that her engagement to Hemsworth has been called off. A source tells E! News that Hemsworth is in the process of moving out of Cyrus's house. As for the cause of the split? The source says it was "Miley's decision, after coming to grips with Liam being what she believed was less than faithful to her." The week before, Hemsworth's rep strongly denied rumors that he had been sexting Mad Men star January Jones.
However, the next day Hemsworth is caught kissing Baby Driver actor Eiza González in photos obtained by E! News. Soon after, Cyrus performs an emotional rendition of her new single "Wrecking Ball"at iHeartRadio Music Festival. In videos, she can be seen crying mid-performance.
Justin case you were wondering if President Trump weighed in, he definitely did. On September 19, he tweeted, "@MileyCyrus—don't worry about Liam. You can do much better and you have plenty of time—remain strong!" So…there's that.
October 2013: Cyrus begins speaking out about the breakup. In an interview with Cosmo, she says that music is her "main love" at the moment. "This is the best time of my life," she continues. I'm going to look back on it and be like, 'I wish I hadn't been dwelling over a breakup,' you know?"
In the same month, Cyrus makes an appearance on Ellen. The last time she was on the show, the host threw her a Bachelorette party. But Cyrus insists it's not as awkward as one might assume. "I think people spend more time actually thinking about it than I really do," Cyrus explains. "I just believe when a chapter is done, you have to close it and start that new one. That's kind of where I am right now."
November 2014: Over a year later, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that Cyrus is dating "longtime friend" Patrick Schwarzenegger. By April 2015, People reports that the pair is finished.
July 2015: After Cyrus is linked to model Stella Maxwell, the star discusses her sexuality on the cover of ELLE U.K. "I'm very open about it—I'm pansexual," she says, adding that she's single at the moment. "I'm 22. I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I'm with."
October 2015: Hemsworth is asked about his breakup for the cover of Men's Fitness. When asked to reflect on his public split with Cyrus, he has this to say:
"You fall in love with who you fall in love with; you can never choose. I guess some people just come with a little more baggage. [Laughs.] I mean, look—we were together five years, so I don't think those feelings will ever change. And that's good because that proves to me that it was real. It wasn't just a fling. It really was an important part of my life and always will be. She's a free spirit. I think she'll always surprise people with what she does, but she's not a malicious person in any way. She's a young girl who wants to do what she wants to do."
November 2015: Who could've predicted that a pet rescue center would provide the smoking gun on Hemsworth and Cyrus' reunion? On November 14, Wylder's Holistic Pet Center and Rescue, shared a photo of Hemsworth and his new dog, captioned, "Thanks @mileycyrus for loving dogs as much as we do!! You helped find this gigantic, 6 month old puppy a new home. @liamhemsworth you will give this deserving baby a great life!"
Hemsworth also shared a pic of him and his new furry friend. He wrote, "New "gigantic" rescue pup! Dora the Explorer. #rescuedog!"
December 2015: While the world awaited the verdict on if rescue meant reconciliation, a piece of Hemsworth's dating history was revealed. On an episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Hemsworth's Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence was asked if she and the actor had ever kissed offscreen."Liam and I grew up together," Lawrence coyly began, adding, "Liam's real hot." She asked Cohen, "What would you have done?" Cohen replied, "I would say yes." "Yeah," J.Law coyly said. "I mean, I pick Gale over Peeta any day," Cohen said. "I did, at one point," Lawrence laughed.
January 2016: On January 4, Cyrus and Chris Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, were spotted at a New York boutique together, evidenced on Instagram.
Over the course of the month, Cyrus is spotted wearing her Neil Lane sparkler from Hemsworth, all but confirming that the pair is back on. People officially reported that the couple was back together on January 21. "Miley is beyond happy to be engaged to Liam again," a Cyrus source told the mag. "It might seem sudden, but they have been very close for the past few months."
The source also claimed that they were keeping their relationship "out of the spotlight while they figured things out," and that, "They both seem much more mature."
"Miley wants to get married," the insider also told People. "His family was very hesitant about a marriage in the past, but they really got to know Miley better when she spent time in Australia a few weeks ago. Everyone seems excited that they are back together."
April 2016: On April 29, Cyrus and Hemsworth are spotted together in Australia, for the first time since reuniting.
A day later, it's reported that Cyrus and Pataky got matching wave tattoos.
May 2016: For the cover of GQ Australia, Hemsworth reminisced about his 2013 split with Cyrus. "Of course it was hard, man," he said. "But at the time we were going in different directions and it's just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time—we both needed that." When asked to confirm the duo's current status, Hemsworth replies, "People will figure it out, they already have… They're not dumb."
June/July 2016: Cyrus begins to post small hints about her renewed relationship with Hemsworth. In June, she posts a mirror selfie of herself wearing a Hemsworth jersey.
The following month, the actress debuts a Vegemite tattoo, an Australian dish said to be in tribute to her fiancé.
September 2016: On September 8, Hemsworth sends fans into a frenzy when he posts a throwback photo from the set of The Last Song. He captions an on-set photo of himself and Cyrus, "Throwing it WAY back… what a 'blur.' #TBT."
Soon after, Hemsworth and Cyrus are spotted hand-in-hand in New York.
October 2016: Cyrus confirms that she is re-engaged to Hemsworth while appearing on Ellen. She also divulged why she sometimes skips slipping her engagement ring on.Cyrus explains that since so much of her jewelry is "made out of gummy bears and cotton candy," she sometimes replaces her ring "with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune." The singer went on to say, "And (Hemsworth's) kind of like what's going on? 'Well,' I am like, 'This isn't really my aesthetic, but I'll wear it because you love me.'"
November 2016: Hemsworth shares a photo of Cyrus holding a birthday present that's decorated with the aesthetic she discussed on Ellen. He captions it, "Happiest birthday to my favorite little angel!"
December 2016: Hemsworth shares two photos of himself and Cyrus around the holidays, giving the world a present it had long asked for.
February 2017: Hemsworth posts a sweet selfie with Cyrus and their dogs for Valentine's Day.
May 2017: On May 11, Cyrus releases her first publicly-declared love song about Hemsworth with "Malibu." Ahead of the song's debut, Cyrus told Billboard that setting the record straight about her relationship was important to her. "They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," Cyrus explained. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?"
Cyrus also says that time apart was necessary for her and Hemsworth. "I needed to change so much," she says. "And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you're like, 'I don't recognize you anymore.' We had to refall for each other."
Cyrus even reveals that Hemsworth shot the cover art for the single, which she tearfully performs at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
July 2017: On July 10, Hemsworth posts a black-and-white selfie of himself and Cyrus, which he sweetly captions, "My little angel and I."
The actor also shares a photo of Cyrus surrounded by greenery with the caption, "Little girl. Big world. #takemeback"
September 2017: Hemsworth continues to post openly about his relationship with Cyrus, even shouting out her album Younger Now on its release day. "Check out this little hotties new album! She's got a bright future ahead 😉 Get it while it's hot! #youngernow," Hemsworth captions a photo of the record's cover.
October 2017: Cyrus dives deeper into her relationship with Hemsworth during an interview with Howard Stern. "When we broke up, he wanted to get away from me," Cyrus explains. Hemsworth bought a home in Malibu that, much to his surprise, was actually the spot where Cyrus recorded her first album. "The person hid all the plaques in the garage so he would still buy the house," Cyrus recounted. "So then he went to move in and he was like, 'Fuck! I cannot get away. This bitch is all over my fucking house!'"
The "Malibu" artist once again credited time apart for her reconciliation with Hemsworth. "I don't like when relationships are two halves trying to make a whole," Cyrus tells Stern."It's that 'I can't eat, I can't sleep.' Well, that's because you're so used to depending on someone else. So I don't think that I have that codependency."
But just because the couple has matured, doesn't mean Cyrus doesn't get jealous of Hemsworth's onscreen love interests. "I get that little butterfly in my stomach," Cyrus admits. "I know me, and I know what our relationship is, so anyone's gonna feel like … it's fucking abnormal, I think, but my life is abnormal." She added, "I keep my little spies. So I don't always have to be there."
Hemsworth and Cyrus cap off the month by attending their first red carpet together in several years, the premiere of brother Chris's movie Thor: Ragnarok.
November 2017: During Season 43 of SNL, Cyrus serves as the musical guest, with Larry David hosting. Hemsworth makes an appearance in a sketch alongside his bride-to-be.
In late November, the actor shares a photo of Cyrus with Christmas lights in the background. "Christmas angel," he writes beneath the photo.
March 2018: To view the Oscars, Hemsworth and Cyrus head to Elton John's AIDS Foundation party. Afterwards, they walk the red carpet of Vanity Fair's after party.
April 2018: Cyrus tweets a hilarious video of her and Hemsworth singing in the car together. He abruptly hits the breaks, pranking his fiancée in the process.
May 2018: In May, Elton John tweets a photo of himself with the couple at his final Las Vegas show.
July 2018: This month, Cyrus wipes all of her photos off of Instagram. While some speculate a split, others theorize that a new musical project could be coming from the singer. Days later, Hemsworth posts videos of the couple on his Instagram Stories, proving everything is good between them.
Hemsworth also moves to dispel any premature pregnancy rumors when he shares a photo from the set of Isn't It Romantic. "I think it's safe to say I'm bringing saxy back. 😉 Dad jokes. (Not actually a dad) @isntitromanticmovie," the actor captions his post.
August 2018: "Strolls with my girls," Hemsworth captions a photo of the couple and one of their many pets.
November 2018: On November 13, Hemsworth shared the devastation that was left on his Malibu home with Cyrus after the California wildfires. Amongst the ashes, Hemsworth's photo showed that a sign spelled L-O-V-E was left behind. He captioned the photo:
"It's been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu. Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It’s going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn."
A source tells People, "Miley and Liam lost their home but are very grateful to be safe along with their animals!"
Ten days later, Hemsworth wishes Cyrus happy birthday on Instagram, proving that the hardship only strengthened their relationship. "Happy birthday to my sweet girl. You're more precious than ever. So thankful to have you in my life. ❤️," he captioned a photo of her surrounded by balloons.
December 2018: On SiruisXM’s Howard Stern Show, Cyrus opens up about her gratitude for Hemsworth in the aftermath of the wildfires. "Liam, I've never loved him more for this," Cyrus told Stern. "I call him my survival partner now. He thinks it's not romantic, but I learned that it is. It is why you pair up with someone, for survival. He was so incredible—he got all the animals out in his truck. He put two pigs in crates, which I tell you is so hard." After outlining all of her partner's animal-saving maneuvers, she revealed that Hemsworth "knew I was very, very grateful. He got a lot of action for saving the animals."
Cyrus continues to hype her man when she comments on a meme proclaiming no man has everything, such as "good dick game, empathy, a height above 5'9, no hoes, and common sense." She writes, "Mine does! Don't give up!"
On December 16, Cyrus takes to Instagram to show her love, posting two photos of herself and Hemsworth in the days leading up to her single with Mark Ronson, "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" (presumably the reason for her IG deletion in July).
On December 23, breadcrumbs on social media suggest Cyrus and Hemsworth could be getting married in their Franklin, Tennessee home. Both are clad in bride and groom attire, while a wedding cake and pictures from both sides of the family emerge on Instagram.
Three days later, Cyrus confirms that her and Hemsworth are married, posting two black-and-white photos from the day. One is captioned, "12.23.18" and the other, "10 years later ….." Hemsworth captions his own version of the two embracing, "My love ❤️."
A source tells People, "They always wanted a small, private celebration with family and close friends and that's what they got. Miley seems ecstatic." The source added, "She loves her Tennessee home and was very happy about having the ceremony there. In the past, any time Miley would talk about getting married to Liam, she would always have a huge smile. She has been wanting to get married to Liam for years. Everyone is very excited for them. Miley's family always loved Liam."
Another source tells People that the couple was originally meant to wed in their Malibu home. "They were both devastated after the fire," the Cyrus source says. But a second source claims, "The way Liam took charge and helped her deal with that tragedy just adds another layer of love and security."
January 2019: Cyrus rings in Hemsworth's birthday with two posts on Instagram. The first is a hilarious video of her new husband singing. "HBD @liamhemsworth❤️,"she captions the post.
"HBD 2 Da Hubz" she captions a lengthy birthday note to Hemsworth. In the post, she lists several things she loves about her partner, including:
'The way you look at me, the way you look at our dogs… our pigs, our horses, our cats, our fish.'
'The way you go outside when I ask, "What's the weather like?" instead of checking your phone…'
'I love the way we speak in our own language. Sometimes with just a look.'
'I love how you'll sit and listen to me pluck out a new tune on the guitar for hours.'
'I love how you let me be me.'
The following day, Cyrus captions the ultimate throwback photo of her and Hemsworth, captioned, "10 year challenge."
For their first public event since tying the knot, the newly-married couple attend the 16th Annual G'Day USA Gala. Hemsworth is honored for his acting, calling Cyrus a "sweet, sweet angel" during his speech. Cyrus posts an excerpt from the speech to Twitter:
She also shares a photo from the evening to Instagram, captioned, "Date night ❤️ OUT and ready to party with the MR." In a red carpet interview from the event with Entertainment Tonight, Hemsworth says about married life, "It's the best. It's the best. I feel so lucky to be with someone like her. It's great. Very lucky."
February 2019: February was full of events for the newlyweds. On February 11, Hemsworth shares on Instagram that due to recent hospitalization (kidney stones), Cyrus would attend the Isn't It Romantic premiere in his place. Cyrus posts several photos from the event, one jokingly captioned, "Getting sick blows. But so do I. Get well soon babe. I love you. Play that sax you sexy fuck. ❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️"
For Valentine's Day, Cyrus jokingly posted a Bangerz-era meme with her legs open on Twitter.
The Black Mirror actor also posted a few never-before-seen photos from her December nuptials for the holiday. "My Valentine every single day ❤️ @liamhemsworth," she captioned one post. "Thank you for always bending down to hug me … I promise I will always meet you in the middle on my tippiest toes! I love you Valentine! @liamhemsworth," she wrote beneath another.
The following day, Hemsworth shares a video of himself pranking Cyrus captioned, "Came across this little gem. 😂 I’ll never stop 😉 ❤️❤️"
In an interview for Vanity Fair, Cyrus says she feels "zero percent different" being married to Hemsworth."We've worn rings forever, and I definitely didn't need it in any way," Cyrus tells the outlet of officially being married. "It actually is kind of out of character for me." She goes on to say that her and Hemsworth are recalibrating what being married means. "The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn't old-fashioned—I actually think it's kind of New Age," she explains. "We're redefining, to be fucking frank, what it looks like for someone that's a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship."
Later that month, the couple attends both a Chanel dinner and the Vanity Fair Oscars party, moments Cyrus shares on social media.
April 2019: Cyrus and Hemsworth attend the premiere of Avengers: Endgame and married life seems to suit them. On her Instagram Stories, Cyrus writes, "I'm literally freakishly obsessed with my husband right now….like always has been always will be, but RN it's EXTRA compulsive." She also captions a red carpet video of her pretending to lick Hemsworth, "When he looks good enough to eat ! #Snack #SugarDaddy @liamhemsworth @avengers"
Hemsworth posts a photo from the evening, writing, "Me and my hot date last night @avengers endgame. An absolute blast of a time! 🚀🚀"
May 2019: For the cover of GQ Australia, Hemsworth opens up about what led to the couple's intimate wedding:
"I was 18 when I met Miley. We really fell in love quickly and had a really strong connection from the beginning and I think in the back of my head I knew it was on the cards, but we weren’t planning to have a wedding anytime soon. Then just going through something this emotional with someone, it brings you closer and we felt like we’d lost a big part of our lives, so we wanted to make a new part of our lives. It was something really good coming out of a horrible situation. It was going to happen eventually, but I think this just sped it up a little bit."
This month, the couple also walks the Met Gala red carpet.
On May 31, Cyrus releases her new EP She Is Coming, which includes the track "The Most." Many think the song is inspired by her relationship with her spouse with lyrics such as, "Even in my darkest days/Even in my lowest place/You love me the most."
Cyrus also shares video of Hemsworth singing "Party in the USA" to her Instagram Stories, while both walk to one of her gigs.
June 2019: While accompanying Cyrus to several concerts, Hemsworth posts two photos of his wife. One is a black-and-white close-up, captioned, "Girls got talent. She might just make it…WOW to the awesome dude (me) for taking such an incredible photo. #husbandgoals;)"
The pair publicly appeared together at Saint Laurent's men's spring/summer show for what would be the last time.
On June 11, Cyrus denies rumors of a breakup on Twitter, instead taking a moment to celebrate her 10 year anniversary with Hemsworth. Along with a tabloid screenshot, she writes, "Happy 10 year anniversary my love Good to see everyone is as dumb as they were in 2009! Some things never change …. & I hope the way you feel about me is one of them . You're truly."
July 2019: For the cover of ELLE, Cyrus gave some insight into what marriage means to her:
"I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique. And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I'm at home in a fucking 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 fucking good, and I know that. 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."
August 2019: On August 10, Cyrus appears on Instagram for the first time in a while, sans engagement or wedding rings.
That same day, Cyrus's rep confirmed the couple was breaking up in a statement to People:
"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."
After The Hills: New Beginnings star Kaitlynn Carter posts a selfie of herself and Cyrus on Instagram August 9, reports emerge that the two are an item. (Carter split from husband Brody Jenner after a year of marriage on August 2.) Entertainment Tonight published photos of the pair kissing on a yacht during their Italy vacay.
On August 11, Cyrus broke her silence on the split with two Instagram posts. She captioned a photo of her in front of mountains:
"Don't fight evolution, because you will never win. 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. I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own …. 💙"
"New day. New adventure. 💚" was the caption of her second post.
A source tells E! News that the couple was "drifting apart." The insider adds,"They have been trying to make it work for months now but haven't felt they were connecting on the level they were feeling when they got married last year. It's been a rough year."
As for Hemsworth's thoughts, a source tells Entertainment Tonight, "Liam loves Miley and is hurt, but he knows that she does this. Miley and Liam very recently separated. Miley's behavior is no shock to Liam. He is hurt but not surprised. The last several months they've been talking about taking a break." The insider went on to hint at possible reconciliation. "Miley and Liam love each other and always will," the source says. "Most of their friends feel they'll be back together. No one thinks Miley and Kaitlynn are in a real relationship, they believe it's more fun on vacation."
Seemingly every day brings a new report regarding the couple's breakup. People and E! Newsinsiders say that Hemsworth and Cyrus are in no rush to get divorced. A friend of the couple even claimed to People that Hemsworth's partying led to the breakup."Everyone always thinks Miley is problematic and immature and a hardcore partier while he's this chill surfer dude, but that's actually [not accurate]," the source explained. "Liam parties with his friends, and Miley thinks he should've grown out of that by now."
On August 13, Hemsworth broke his silence on the split with an Instagram post:
Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward.
This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false.
Peace and Love."
On August 16, Cyrus released the song "Slide Away," which seemingly addresses her breakup directly. Lyrics such as, "Move on, we're not seventeen/I'm not who I used to be/You say that everything's changed/You're right, we're grown now," indicate that the couple grew apart.
The latest regarding Cyrus and Hemsworth? Per Page Six, she was recently spotted making out with Carter in a West Hollywood club. Photos obtained by Entertainment Tonight show Liam on an Australian beach with his brother, Chris.
On August 21, TMZ reports that Hemsworth has officially filed for divorce from Cyrus in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences." A source tells the outlet that the couple had a prenup.
Savannah Walsh Editorial Fellow Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at ELLE.com.