When people say Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were together forever, they aren’t exaggerating things- which is why the celebrity couple’s divorce news is all the more heartbreaking. The pair first got together after starring as onscreen lovers in The Last Song in 2009. Though the couple got engaged in 2012, they called it off a little over a year later in 2013. To say the least, fans were elated when Liam and Miley resumed their romance in 2016 when she was seen wearing her engagement ring again. The two ultimately married in a private ceremony last December, to everyone’s delight. However, their happily ever after came to an abrupt end when the pair announced their separation in August of 2019. With reports suggesting they’ve already moved ahead to legalize their separation, this is all we know so far about Liam and Miley’s divorce.
20 They May Have Argued Over Miley Not Wanting Kids
Shortly before their divorce news broke, Miley revealed that she wasn’t planning on having children due to climate change. She never mentioned if her then-husband was on the same page as her, however, which led many fans to believe the topic of kids may have been a source of tension for them. Given that the couple is no more, perhaps Miley’s announcement played a part in their breakup.
19 Liam Wanted A More Traditional Wife
Miley is definitely anything but old-fashioned, and while Liam always seemed to be attracted to his wild ways, sources now say the actor has always wanted to settle down with someone more traditional. “He loves that she has her own career and focus, but he also wants a wife who cooks and would stay home with the kids,” an insider told People.
18 Miley Couldn’t Ignore Liam’s Partying Habits
Even though Miley is the one with the wild reputation, sources say Liam had been on a partying streak before the couple separated. Evidently, the pop singer couldn’t her husband’s habits any longer. “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],” a source told People. “Liam parties with his friends and Miley thinks he should’ve grown out of that by now.”
17 Liam Also Struggled With Mental Health
The same source went on to say Miley stood by Liam during many ‘dark days,’ which sounds like its referring to difficulties with mental health. However, it sounds like it took a toll on the couple eventually. “She’s been supportive of him when things get dark, but it’s tough,” the insidr explained. “That’s something that has weighed on Miley and their relationship. He can also lash out at her, and he hates the attention their ups and downs bring.”
16 She Says Her Wild Image Has Nothing To Do With It
Many fans instantly assumed Miley was to blame for their divorce, given her wild image. But the star was quick to give and interview and defend herself, insisting that it was not her actions that led to their divorce. “What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide,” she said, Page Six reports. “I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating.”
15 Miley Has Already Moved On With A New Girl
It was only weeks after the divorce news broke that Miley was seen getting cozy and kissing a new girl- Kaitlynn Carter. The two ladies were first seen getting close on a boat in Italy. People reports the two were introduced through “mutual friends,” and sources say the two are “just having fun.” But given how quickly (and publicly) Miley moved on, we’re guessing Liam has got to be a little hurt.
14 Her New Girlfriend Is Newly Divorced
It turns out that Kaitlyn is also going through a divorce… and it’s just as public. Barely a month ago the news broke was separating from Brody Jenner. Though the two married in a lavish ceremony last year, it’s since been revealed the marriage wasn’t legal. Sources say Kaitlynn and Miley were getting romantic even before Kait’s split from Brody, Us Weekly reports.
13 They’ve Already Moved In Together
Despite sources initially saying Miley and Kaitlynn’s romance was “just for fun,” the two look like they’re getting pretty serious. So much so, the ladies have even moved in together. “They live together and are very happy,” an insider told People. “Miley is doing great. She is moving on. She seems to have no regrets. She loves being with Kaitlynn.”
12 Liam May Have A New Girlfriend, Too
While there’s been much less speculation about Liam’s personal life at the moment, one report suggested the actor had a new lady in his life, too. Star magazine reported the celebrity is romancing his brother’s former girlfriend, Isabel Lucas. “She’s as low-key as you can get,” a source told the publication. “Put it this way: She’s the polar opposite of Miley.” However, Lucas’ representative has since denied the dating rumours.
11 Liam’s Family Disapproved Of Miley
Even though Miley always appeared to be close to the Hemsworth family, it sounds as though her in-laws may not have been as fond of her as we thought. Shortly after the news broke that Miley was darting Kaitlyn Carter, a source said that Liam’s parents disapproved of her antics.
10 He’s Already Moved Back In With His Parents
Both Miley and Liam have been spending time away from the States since their divorce broke. While Miley is romancing her new love interest in Europe, her soon-to-be ex-husband flew back home to his native Australia to spend time with his family. The star is currently indefinitely living with his parents while he is "clearing his head," a source told E News!
9 Miley Felt She Had To Change Herself Too Much
It’s no secret that Miley has toned down her image in recent years, namely since she started seeing Liam again. But now that the pair are split up, sources say the pop star resent how much she changed herself to be with him. “For them to be happy, she had to change as a person too much. She knows not being with Liam will make her happier in the long run,” a source explained to People.
8 Their Engagement Was Longer Than Their Marriage
Miley and Liam were engaged for years, even though their marriage only lasted eight months. The pair first began dating in 2009 and were engaged from 2012 to 2013. They reconciled in 2016 and Miley soon began wearing her engagement ring again. But it was only at the end of 2018 in December the two made things official… though we now know how things ended.
7 Liam Isn’t Completely Straight
Miley has been very open that she swings both ways, but her soon-to-be ex-husband hasn’t been as vocal. Back in 2017, however, Miley revealed her partner isn’t completely straight. “I always get in trouble for generalizing straight men, ’cause straight men can be my worst nightmare sometimes. And I’m with a straight dude,” she said, Hollywood Life reports. “But he’s always like, ‘Well, don’t call me that!’”
6 Miley Is Drowning Herself In Work
Miley has been active on social media since her split news, but she’s not posting about her personal life anymore. Rather, the star has been promoting her various new projects. Sources say Miley has been burrowing herself in work to distract herself from the break-up, so we guess new music is likely. "Miley got back in the studio and was focused and serious about her new music," a source told E! News recently.
5 They Might Get Back Together
Given Miley and Liam’s decade-long romance, which has included many make-ups and break-ups, it’s very possible the two might get back together. Insiders have already said the pair are floating a reconciliation. "[They are] trying not to communicate and really give each other space," a source told E! News. "There's definitely a chance that they will get back together."
4 But Liam Has Already Filed For Divorce
Even though sources sound hopeful that Miley and Liam can work things out, the actor has already officially filed for divorce from his musical wife. Some outlets report that Liam’s family had a negative reaction to Miley moving on with Kaitlynn Carter so quickly, which may have prompted him to file for divorce first. While we’re still hopeful these two could reconcile, perhaps this is one Hollywood couple that is officially over.
3 Even Though He Wanted To Reconcile At First
It doesn’t sound like Liam initially wanted to file for divorce so soon. Sources told Us Weekly the actor was fully expecting to reconcile with his wife… that is until he saw the steamy photos of her with Kaitlynn in Italy. “He thought they could work it out, but all those pictures of her and Kaitlynn ended that,” one insider claimed. “Liam comes from a very conservative family and his family was freaked out by it.”
2 They’re Close To Finalizing Things
Miley and Liam’s divorce is quickly moving ahead since the exes don’t seem to be fighting over assets or spousal support. One source told The Blast the two will likely finalize things in the coming weeks and they’re just waiting for their legal teams to sort out the paperwork. The insider added that the process was easy since the two are acting so “amicable.”
1 Their Friends & Family Are Still Rooting For Them
Evidently, the loved ones in Miley and Liam’s lives are holding out hope the two will get back together. And it also doesn’t sound like anyone thinks Miley and Cait will last. "Miley and Liam love each other and always will," a source told Entertainment Tonight "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."
Sources: People, Star Magazine, Us Weekly, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, The Blast