Before their split, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were Hollywood’s hottest couple. They dated on-and-off for nearly 10 years until splitting up for good in August 2019.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep told Us Weekly in a statement at the 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.”
Six months after the former flames announced their shocking split, photographers snapped the exes both entering the same pre-Oscars party in February 2020. According to Us Weekly, the two stars “stayed away from each other” during the event. Miley was also joined by her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus at the star-studded bash, and according to the outlet, they too steered clear of the actor.
Miley and Liam’s devastating split news came just one day after she was photographed kissing and packing on the PDA with Kaitlynn Carter in Lake Como, Italy. But when rumors started spreading that the former Hannah Montana star had cheated on her husband, she took to Twitter to set the record straight once and for all.
“I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time,” she wrote on August 22, 2019. “What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide.”
“The truth is, once Liam and I reconciled, I meant it and I was committed,” she continued. “There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP.”
“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating,” Miley added. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before and it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”
“BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind,” the singer wrote. “I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, foul mouthed hillbilly, but I am not a liar.”
Miley’s dad even revealed to Entertainment Tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019, that his daughter was so much happier now that she and Liam decided to go their separate ways. “All I know for sure is I heard my daughter say today she’s the happiest she’s ever been in her life following [the breakup.] That’s when I saw Miley being so happy,” he said. “Somewhere along the stress and strain of different things I didn’t see her smiling as often for a little while and, all of a sudden she’s like the sun… Everything happens for a reason and the main thing for me, as Miley’s daddy, is she’s happy.”
Liam spoke out about in an Instagram post on August 12, 2019.
“Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward,” he wrote. “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.”
Is anyone else heartbroken over this breakup? We know we are. Miley and Liam had one of the most magical love stories ever. They met and fell for each other on set of The Last Song back in 2009, and were on and off for almost 10 years before tying the knot in December 2018. They were seriously couple goals — constantly posting the most adorable, PDA-filled pictures, gushing over each other in interviews and supporting each other’s work.
But when exactly did these two make things official, you ask? And how did they go from costars to lovers? And what led to their split? Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? It’s actually been quite a long and complicated journey for the former lovebirds, and we’re breaking their relationship down for you from start to finish.
Scroll through our gallery to uncover Miley and Liam’s complete relationship timeline.
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