The way they were. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had a relationship full of ups and downs. They dated (and even got married) on-and-off for nearly 10 years until splitting for one final time 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.”

News of Miley and Liam’s split came just one day after she was packing on the PDA with now-ex Kaitlynn Carter during a trip to Lake Como, Italy. Miley took to Twitter and set the record straight after cheating rumors started to emerge.

“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 in several tweets posted in August 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.”

In a second post, Miley added, “The truth is, once Liam and I reconciled, I meant it and I was committed. 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.

The Disney Channel alum went on to say that she will “always” have love for Liam.

“BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind,” she concluded. “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.”

Six months later, 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.

Previously, Billy Ray had revealed that Miley was “the happiest she’s ever been in her life” after the breakup.

“That’s when I saw Miley being so happy,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2019. “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.”

Scroll through our gallery to look back at Miley and Liam’s complete relationship timeline. 

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