Ah, if they were a movie, he'd be the right guy and she'd be the best friend, that he'd fall in love with and in the end, they'd be laughing and watching the sunset...
Sadly the love story of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth was not a movie. I mean they did meet on the set of The Last Song but the on-and-off-again relationship all happened in real life.
Breaking the news this weekend that the pair had decided to go their separate ways came as a bit of a shock. I'll put my hands up and admit I thought Liam and Miley were in it for the long haul.
With fans wondering what will happen following the split (Another Wrecking Ball-Esque banger?) Liam has kept his head down, extending his stay in Australia.
Miley appears very reflective following the break-up, sharing sage words with her fans. She also has made reference to one of her early tracks- from the Hannah Montana days. I guess you always feel the need to get back to yourself after a big break up, and hey some of those Hannah Montana tunes still hold up.
Anyone going through a break-up or nursing a broken heart, I would thoroughly recommend you take a leap out of Miley's book and blast this particular song as you throw your exes clothes into a bag and cut yourself a dodgy fringe.
Continue scrolling to learn how to do a break up the Miley Cyrus way...
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were the cutest couple in Hollywood.
She was Hannah MontanaMiley Cyrus got her first big break in showbiz way back in 2006, having first auditioned for the role when she was just eleven years old. She played alongside her real-life dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, as she oscillated between being a pop star and a regular teenager. Presumably something about this role just spoke to her.
And then she conquered the music world.Miley has had three number-one albums on the US Billboard 200, plus another top five albums, all since 2007. She's also had nine top-ten singles, including Party in the U.S.A., The Climb, Wrecking Ball, and Malibu.
Meanwhile Liam was best known as Chris Hemsworth's younger brother.Liam comes from strong Australian stock, as both his older brothers have been involved in acting and they all starred on Home and Away. As they moved across to Hollywood, Liam actually got through to the final auditions for the part of Thor, but was beaten to it by his older brother.
Liam found success in The Hunger Games.Starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Liam played her best friend from home, Gale Hawthorne, throughout The Hunger Games series. Since then he has also starred in The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslet, and Independence Day: Resurgence.
It wasn't a The Last Song for this couple.In true Hollywood style, Liam and Miley first met on set back in 2009. They played the unlikely couple who found love in this Nicholas Sparks adaptation. It's not quite The Notebook, but it did bring us this wonderful, real-life romance.
To be young and in love.When they first met, Miley was only 17, and Liam was 20. They had each other to rely on as they both went through the growing pains of adapting to the life and pain of Hollywood.
But maybe they were too young?And then in September 2013, after months of speculation by the media that things may be on the rocks, this dream couple split up. They stayed good friends, but they just needed some time apart at this point.
It seemed like they would never get back together.
And then Malibu happened.Miley decided that she needed some time away from Malibu, so she moved back to Nashville. In the meantime, Liam moved to Malibu to try to get over Miley. When he bought his house, he was told it was the house where Miley had recorded her first album. Miley's hit song, Malibu, is about their relationship and love.
They were destined to get back together.
They picked up from where they left off.
They were living their best life.
Liam was there to save the day during the wildfires.LOVE' sign.
They were engaged, but no date seemed to have been set.
But then on Boxing Day, 2018, the internet went wild.
This was all we saw for a few days.
And then we got to see the photos.
This is why we loved them.
The blushing bride looks picture perfect.
Even on her wedding day, she is still rocking at being herself.
But with a beautiful man on her arm who will support her.
Sadly, after just 8 months of marriage, the couple has split.A rep for Miley told 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."
Rumors of a split first started after the singer posted a picture of herself not wearing a wedding ring.Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED" In response to the image, her sister, Brandi, commented, “Boooooooooooooom!" It looks like we're about to see a lot more of Miley.
Things were tense at the last public appearance.Seen together for the last time at the Saint Laurent Men's Spring-Summer 2020 runway show in Malibu. Miley and Liam both appeared a bit tense, perhaps everything had already started to fall apart.
Apparently, friends of the couple were not surprised.A source that spoke to People said that friends of the couple were not surprised that the couple called it quits. according to the source:
"They’re not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work."
A picture tells a thousand words...
I guess sometimes love isn't enough.
Did Liam want to start a family?
Miley's friendship with Chris' wife Elsa Pataky.
What will happen to the dogs?
Brody Jenner was clearly upset by the news...Jenner's Hills co-star, Brandon Lee weighed in on Instagram calling the Miley and Kaitlynn pics a "scandal", with Jenner replying that he would get pics of himself and Liam holding hands...
You tell 'em, Miley.Not one to hold her tongue, Miley chimed in and told Jenner to take a nap and "cool off". Who knows whether the kissing was a thing or not, with both Miley and Kaitlynn so recently single my guess is neither girls are looking to jump back into anything serious. Not that it's Brody Jenner's business anymore...
Miley's taking time to reflect.
On to the next adventure...
"Life's a climb"... hang on that rings a bell?
"Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose,"Miley seems to be looking back at her past to inspire herself moving forward. She is also listening to her parents. - A lesson I'm completely behind; our parents can talk a lot of sense. Taking to Instagram, Miley quoted Billy Ray, who told her:
"Nature never hurries but it is always on time"I guess with age comes the ability to slow down and take things as they come.