After 10 months together, Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson have split. Yep, the singer confirmed the sad news during an Instagram Live on August 13, 2020.

“Today, it came out that me and my boyfriend had broken up. It was ‘confirmed by a reliable source,’ although no one is reliable in a relationship, except the two individuals participating in it. But for right now, two halves cannot make a whole and we’re individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we want to be,” she explained. “Like everyone else at this age, we’re deciding who we want to be and what we want to do with our lives. So don’t make it some drama story if next week we’re spotted hanging out or getting pizza. We’ve been friends for 10 years and will continue to be friends. Don’t make it something that it is not.”

For those who forgot, the two stars were first spotted kissing on October 3, 2019. An eyewitness told Us Weekly at the time that they saw the 27-year-old and the Australian singer having an intimate lunch date at Backyard Bowls in Los Angeles — and they couldn’t keep their hands (or their lips!) off each other.

“They walked in holding hands and looked around a bit, but then started to get pretty comfortable and were not shy about showing their affection toward each other at all,” the onlooker told the outlet. “They were both standing at first, flirting and kissing. Then they came and sat down. Miley got up and sat on Cody’s lap and started making out with him. His name was called at the counter, and he grabbed his smoothie bowl, and they left together holding hands.”

As fans know, the new romance came only weeks after the Hannah Montana actress split from her husband, Liam Hemsworth, after being on and off for more than 10 years.

They’re two of the biggest stars in Hollywood, so seeing them together was pretty epic, right? OK, but how did this pairing even come about? When did Miley and Cody meet and how did they get so close? What else did they say about each other and the relationship? Why did they ultimately decide to go their separate ways? Not to worry, people, because J-14 broke down their love from start to finish… Scroll through our gallery for a complete guide to Cody and Miley’s relationship.

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