Miley Reveals Why She Broke Up With Liam in Break Up Song | 22 Words

Yes, you guessed it - another update in the on-going Miley/Liam breakup franchise.

As you've probably seen, people went into a complete meltdown when it was announced last week that our favorite Hollywood couple have gone their separate ways. The internet has been awash with different rumors and questions surrounding the break-up... Who broke up with who? Are Miley and Kaitlynn a thing now? Who's keeping the dogs?!

Though the pair have remained tightlipped on the reasoning behind their break-up, some fans have speculated that the reason could be more blatant than we originally anticipated... and, by blatant, I mean it is fully explained in Miley's new single, Slide Away (because it wouldn't be a Cyrus break-up without a break-up song, would it?).

Keep scrolling to hear the lyrics, which are undeniably aimed at her now ex-husband...

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were the cutest couple in Hollywood.

They began dating back in 2009 and married ten years later. They've come a long way since they first met.

She was Hannah Montana.

Miley 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.

In the years that they were apart, they both did some growing up. Liam developed as an actor and continued getting some more serious roles. Meanwhile, Miley started standing up more for her beliefs. She spoke out about believing that both gender and sexuality are fluid.

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.

In a case of life is better than fiction, it seems like this couple was just meant to be. At the end of 2015 they started hanging out again and ended up getting back together.

They picked up from where they left off.

Before they broke up in 2013, they had spent nearly a year being engaged together. When they got back together, in 2015, they got back together and remained fiancées. They even kept the same ring.

They were living their best life.

They were living together, holidaying together, and just generally looked so happy, but so normal. Plus, they are both vegans and regularly share pictures together of themselves with all their pets.

Liam was there to save the day during the wildfires.

When the terrible California fires devastated the land last year, Liam managed to save all their pets, and they have a lot. They have: 2 dogs, 3 cats, 4 horses and 2 pigs. Luckily he managed to drive them all to safety. Sadly, all that was left of their home was the 'LOVE' sign.

They were engaged, but no date seemed to have been set.

Although their engagement had been going on for years, to the outside world it seemed like Miley and Liam were just happy being regular twenty-somethings dating.

But then on Boxing Day, 2018, the internet went wild.

After months, years even, of thinking that maybe they were just another celebrity couple who would never tie the knot, two pictures were posted. It wasn't easy to see what was going on, especially as there were no pictures.

This was all we saw for a few days.

It sure looked like a wedding picture, but with no caption there was certainly room for doubt. Especially as it was around Christmas time. It's the one time of year when people could be wearing anything, for any occasion, and it could just be for Christmas.

And then we got to see the photos.

Out of nowhere, to celebrate Valentine's day, Miley started posting some photos from their wedding. In true Miley style, she posts a real picture of them just being them.

This is why we loved them.

Miley marches to her own tune and does things for herself, rather than other people. It seems like she and Liam have that in common.

The blushing bride looks picture perfect.

This is one of the few pictures that have been posted of Miley in her wedding dress. Her Vivienne Westwood dress is simple, but elegant. Much like their wedding, which was for close family only.

Even on her wedding day, she is still rocking at being herself.

Most people have a billion wedding photos, and all of them are staged. Often near some trees, or a sunset, or some other improbable setting. But Miley just posted a photo of herself rocking it on the dancefloor.

But with a beautiful man on her arm who will support her.

This picture is beyond sweet, particularly as it resonates for so many of us. With Miley at 1.65m and Liam standing tall at 1.91m, there is nearly a foot difference in their height, but they're happy to meet in the middle.

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.

Miley captioned the picture "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.

Since the break-up, Liam has taken refuge in Australia.

Staying with his brother Chris and his brood, Liam has kept a low profile.

Miley has been moving on...

Since the couple announced their split on Saturday, Miley has been snapped making out with Brody Jenner's ex-wife Kaitlyn Carter. The pair were snapped getting close whilst holidaying in Lake Como, Italy.

Brody Jenner was quick to share his feelings...

In mock of Miley's break-up insta post (scroll below) Brody took a similar shot of himself and wrote a caption that imitated Miley's "new beginnings" Insta caption. Naturally, the jibe was a reaction to seeing the pics of Miley and his ex, and it didn't end there.

Look familiar?

Miley released three posts with a similar mountain back-drop following the break-up. It's not hard to see that Brody was mocking Miley's posts with his own "nature/ new beginnings" post.

Brody reaching out to Liam...

As though they are both men scorned, Brody suggests in the comments of his insta post that people can expect to see pictures of himself and Hemsworth "holding hands on the beach coming soon."

Miley tells Brody to cool off...

Not one to be ridiculed in silence, Cyrus chimed in and told Brody to:
"Go take a nap in your truck and cool off. #HotGirlSummer."
Which seems to be reference The Hills: New Beginnings episode wherein Brody's character had an argument with now-ex Carter and spent the night in his truck. I think Miley got the last laugh here...

Liam's not laughing though.

With the break-up still really fresh, it couldn't have been easy to see Miley moving on so fast. I guess the whole opposites attract thing doesn't work out so well in a break-up...

"Sometimes I don’t want to be the centre of attention."

Speaking to GQ Australia in May, Liam expressed how he liked to be in the background. He stated: “I just want to sit in the back and be quiet and have no one bother me. And, being around Chris and Miley, obviously, they’ll take some of the attention away." It seems as though his break up with Miley is dragging him back into the media attention...

Break-up Froyo...

Keeping away from the limelight, by staying with his bro Chris in his Byron Bay house, Liam was spotted nipping out for frozen yogurt. Nothing spells a broken heart like ice-cream, and for vegan Liam, frozen dairy-free yoghurt is probably the same thing.

Could he look any more like a lost pup?

I wouldn't be surprised if the pictures of Liam Hemsworth going for a post-break-up frozen yoghurt become universal break-up memes used for years to come. I mean we can all relate, right? Liam has the look of someone who's just had a wrecking ball come and blast his life to pieces. Damn. I hope he got a large... and extra toppings.

"You don't understand what it's like,"

After getting asked by a Daily Mail Australia Reporter about how he was feeling, Liam spoke out. The Hunger Games Star was heartbreakingly honest and said, "You don't understand what it's like, I don't wanna talk about it mate."

Liam is keeping his feelings close to his chest.

I don't think we can expect a tell-all interview from Liam Hemsworth anytime soon. I think he will keep his relationship with Miley close to his heart and we won't get more out of him than this.

Miley, on the other hand...

Well, she's never been one to keep things completely private or subtle, has she?

We all remember the "Wrecking Ball" incident...

I mean, it pretty much became the go-to break-up song of 2013, didn't it? Following Miley's original split from Liam 6 years ago, she released the single (and complete banger), "Wrecking Ball," which instantly became the symbol for young love and heartbreak.

And she's done it again.

No, she hasn't crashed through a set on a giant wrecking ball. But she has released a new single, and fans are very excited to hear plenty of references to the reasons behind her and Liam's break up.

The lyrics say it all.

Miley sings: "Move on we’re not seventeen. I’m not who I used to be. You say that everything changed. You’re right, we’re grown now." Miley and Liam have been together since she was seventeen with many sources saying that the couple simply grew apart as they grew into adulthood differently.

There's a lot of hidden messages.

The chorus of the song goes, "So won’t you slide away, back to the ocean. I’ll go back to the city lights." Liam grew up on the beaches of Australia and still loves surfing, whereas Miley grew up in the big city. However, the line that got people really talking was, "I want my house in the Hills. Don’t want the whiskey and pills". Rumors of Liam's apparent alcohol and drug use have been rife, and this line could well be confirming that his lifestyle pushed Miley away.