Over the past ten years, the torrid relationship between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth has been in the public eye. For this reason, fans all across the world did not take too well to the fact that the pair decided to call it quits on their marriage just 8 months after tying the knot.
The two stars have always had a rocky relationship – they went through plenty of breakups and makeups before deciding to settle down (be it temporarily). In this article, we will be discussing a few major milestones of the relationship, including when they got engaged and why they decided to end it for good.
June 2009: The Couple Meet On The Set Of A Movie
Like with many good Hollywood romances, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus met on the set of a movie. To be more specific, the couple met while starring as love interests in the Nicholas Sparks movie ‘The Last Song’. Can it get any more romantic than that?
According to Cyrus, the two hit it off straight away and quickly became good friends. However, the more they got to know each other, the more they realized that their relationship was more than friend-based.
March 2010: Their Relationship Is Confirmed
In an interview with Seventeen Magazine, Miley referred to Liam as her best friend. Many of her fans were expecting the singer to announce that they were dating, but Cyrus wanted to keep the entire thing as private as possible.
The star commented, “We’ve decided that whatever type of relationship we have, we want to keep it on the DL (down low).”
However, the two stars walked the red carpet together for the first time in 2010.
While being interviewed at the event, the couple confirmed their relationship. In the coming months, the pair would also attend the ‘The Last Song’ premiere together.
August 2010: They Go Through Their First Breakup
In the time that they were dating, Miley wrote an entire album (Can’t Be Tamed) and claimed that most of it was inspired by her boyfriend.
However, even though the singer seemed so taken with her new man, the couple decided to call in quits for the first time in August of 2010.
According to a close source, the busy life of both stars and conflicting priorities got in the way of their romance.
Even this source admitted that they didn’t believe that the couple was done for good, writing, “They’re both young. For now, it is safe to say that they are focusing on their own thing and careers.”
Many More Breakups And Makeups Follow
From 2010 to 2012, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth went through many breakups as boyfriend and girlfriend.
The couple reunited and confirmed their relationship just one month after their first breakup. However, two months after that, they parted ways once again.
Five months later, the stars were spotted together in public, and rumors about their rekindled romance began spreading again.
E! News announced that they were back together but taking things much slower than before.
June 2012: They Confirm Their Engagement
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth confirmed their engagement to the world in June of 2012.
Many fans of the couple breathed a sigh of relief when this happened, as they thought that the two stars were finally over the whole ‘on-again off-again’ phase.
In an interview with People, Miley admitted that she was so excited for a life of happiness with Liam.
It was clear to see that the singer/actor was head-over-heels in love with her former co-star.
March 2013: Cyrus Is Spotted Without Her Ring
Just one month after announcing their engagement, Miley is spotted in public without the ring on her finger.
Rumors quickly began spreading that the two stars had called it quits. However, Cyrus denied all of these rumors and decided to take a break from social media.
In an Instagram post, the singer wrote, “I am so sick of Los Angeles and the lies that come with it.”
She then stated that the wedding was still on and that she needed a break from the media.
September 2013: Their Breakup Is Confirmed
Fans grew even more worried when it came to light that Miley unfollowed Liam on Twitter.
No matter how much Miley denied it, it was fairly obvious that there was trouble in paradise.
A few days after her unfollowing, a close source announced to the public that the engagement was off.
Fans were heartbroken by this and it was evident that Miley was too. In her music that followed, the lyrics and music videos of her songs showed the world just how affected she was by the breakup.
January 2016: Cyrus Spends A Holiday With The Hemsworth Family
During their time apart, both Cyrus and Hemsworth were said to be dating other people. However, none of these relationships lasted very long, and in January of 2016, rumors about the two rekindling began spreading once again.
During this time, the singer was seen spending time with Elsa Pataky (Chris Hemsworth’s wife) in Australia.
According to a close source, Cyrus took the trip to the actor’s home country in order to strengthen her relationship with him.
It seemed to do the trick, as they got back together not too long after. More so, Hemsworth’s family really got to know Miley on this holiday and grew very excited about their rekindled relationship.
October 2016: Cyrus Announces That The Engagement Is Back On
During an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Miley confirmed that her engagement was back on.
She also spoke about how her ring didn’t match the rest of her day-to-day style, which included a lot of candy, rainbows, and fake jewelry.
Cyrus seemed absolutely thrilled when discussing her engagement, which left fans very happy.
Even though her ring didn’t match her aesthetic, she admitted that she still wore it because Liam loved her and she loved him.
December 2018: The Couple Get Married
After two years of being engaged, the couple finally tied the knot in December of 2018.
After the wedding, both stars shared adorable photos of their marriage on their Instagram pages. By the looks of it, their ceremony was very low-key.
The singer shared a video of herself dancing in her wedding dress, which left fans over the moon.
More so, the writer of The Last Song (Nicholas Sparks) took to social media in order to congratulate the newly wed couple.
The Couple Attended Many Events Together
After their wedding, Miley and Liam attended plenty of red carpet events together as husband and wife. On top of this, Miley attended the premiere for his movie ‘Isn’t It Romantic’.
Unfortunately, Hemsworth wasn’t able to make this event as he had come down with the flu.
The couple also made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
August 2019: Cyrus Took A Vacation To Italy Alone
Sadly, the pair made their final public appearance together in June of 2019.
In August, fans noticed that Cyrus had taken a trip to Italy after she posed for plenty of Instagram photos. However, the interesting part was that Liam was nowhere to be seen.
Miley’s team announced that the couple had decided to call it quits for personal reasons. The statement wrote, “Both Miley and Liam have changed and evolved over the past few months.
They have decided that they want to focus on their careers and themselves for some time. Please respect their privacy.”
Both Announced The Breakup On Social Media
After news broke about their separation, both stars took to social media in order to set the record straight.
Miley announced that their relationship played a major role in her life but that it was time to move on and grow.
The following day, Liam also wrote on an Instagram post that he wishes all the best for Miley and her future.
He also stated that he would be making no further comments on the matter as it was private.
August 2019: Hemsworth Filed For Divorce
To the dismay of fans, Hemsworth filed for divorce just a few days after their breakup was announced.
According to a close source, he cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for their split.
Just a few weeks after their divorce, articles regarding Miley being unfaithful began to surface. However, the singer quickly set the record straight and stated that she never cheated on the actor.
She wrote, “I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. I have said it before and I will say it again… I love Liam and I always will.”
February 2020: Their Divorce Is Finalized
Records surfaced that the pair’s divorce was finalized on the 22nd of February 2020. Since their split, both stars have begun seeing other people.
Miley is currently in a relationship with her long-time friend, Cody Simpson. On the other hand, Liam has been seen in public with Gabriella Brooks (a model) on multiple occasions.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus had a very turbulent relationship while they were together.
Over ten years, the couple went through multiple breakups and makeups, marriage and eventually divorce. Both stars are currently in relationships with other people.