After a decade of on-and-off romance, Miley Cyus and Liam Hemsworth have officially called it quits. The pair first met on the set of 2009's The Last Song and got engaged in 2012 before splitting for the first time in 2013. By 2016, they were back together once again and even weathered losing their home in a wildfire. They wed in December 2018 and made quite a few red carpet appearances together through June 2019. Click through the galley to look back at their time together.
Fans were shocked when Cyrus and Hemsworth announced that they had parted ways after just seven months of marriage. The "Mother's Daughter" singers rep confirmed to ET on Aug. 10, saying, "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."
The news came one day after Cyrus was spotted locking lips with Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlynn Carter, in Lake Como, Italy. In the pics, the pair can be seen cuddling, kissing and swimming together while poolside. There was plenty of back-and-forth commentary about this new turn of events on Instagram after Jenner posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the caption, "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today," which his Hills co-star, Brandon Thomas Lee, and Cyrus both commented on.
On Aug. 12, Hemsworth was spotted for the first time since the breakup getting frozen yogurt with his older brother, Chris Hemsworth, at the Thor: Ragnarok star's home in Byron Beach, Australia. Not surprisingly, the 29-year-old actor -- who wore a brown hoodie, black jeans and white sneakers -- didn't appear to be in good spirits. A source told ET that Cyrus and Hemsworth's split is still fresh but that the Isn't It Romantic star actually isn't "surprised" over the singer's recent behavior. "Liam loves Miley and is hurt, but he knows that she does this," our source says. "Miley and Liam very recently separated. Miley's behavior is no shock to Liam. He is hurt but not surprised. The last several months they've been talking about taking a break. Liam's been frustrated with some of her antics and, in turn, Miley claims she 'needs her space.' This seems to be a pattern in their relationship." The source also didn't rule out the two getting back together, adding, "Miley and Liam love each other and always will. Most of their friends feel they'll be back together. No one thinks Miley and Kaitlynn are in a real relationship, they believe it's more fun on vacation."
Two weeks later on Aug. 21, Hemsworth officially filed for divorce from Cyrus, ET can confirm.
Cyrus covered Elle magazine's August 2019 issue, in which she opened up about where she currently stands both in her career and in her personal life. She spoke about her "unique" relationship with Hemsworth, admitting, "I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique. And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it." Cyrus has also said that being married hasn't changed her sexual preferences. In a Vanity Fair interview in February, she described herself as "a queer person in a hetero relationship."
The last public event the duo appeared at before announcing their split was the Saint Laurent Men's Spring/Summer 2020 runway show in Malibu, California, on June 6. Hemsworth's last post of the pair on Instagram was shared just four days earlier, while Cyrus' was a series of pics and vids from their appearance together at the Met Gala in May; the majority of her recent 'grams have been focused on her Black Mirror guest spot, She Is Coming EP and live summer performances.
The newlyweds looked incredibly in love as they made their Met Gala red carpet debut as a couple. The annual event featured a theme close to the "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" singer for 2019 -- "Camp: Note on Fashion." They even showed off their ballroom dancing skills during the soiree. This was Hemsworth's first Met Gala appearance, but not Cyrus'.
Cyrus' latest single waws called "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart," but she and Hemsworth proved their relationship is anything but broken when they wed on Dec. 23. The happy hippie took to Instagram to share intimate moments from their holiday weekend nuptials. The "Wrecking Ball" singer was draped in a gorgeous Vivienne Westwood gown in the many black-and-white snaps, while her Hunger Games star beau rocks a dapper suit -- with his wedding band in view -- as the two embraced. "10 years later," Cyrus captioned one of the pictures, writing the date of their wedding as the caption of another.
“Marriage has become such a topic of conversation in their relationship. Everyone is always asking them when and now its real, they did it! The gathering was small and intimate and rather spontaneous,” a source recently told ET of the pair's decision to get married. “They did some quick pre-planning before the holiday and decided that they didn’t want a big elaborate wedding. They truly wanted to keep it a secret.”
The couple lost their Malibu home in the devastating Woolsey Fire. While visiting SiriusXM'sThe Howard Stern Show a few weeks later, Cyrus revealed that she no longer called Hemsworth her boyfriend or fiancé but rather "my survival partner." Though she revealed that her beau thinks the term is "not romantic," she has "learned that it is." This was especially true during the fires, when the Isn't It Romantic star did everything he could to rescue animals. "That is why you pair up with someone, for survival, and he was so incredible," she gushed. "He got all the animals out in his truck. He put two pigs in crates, which, I can tell you, is so hard."
The couple returned to Georgia's Tybee Island, eight years after they first met there while filming the 2010 romantic movie, The Last Song. They were all smiles as they took in some waves via jet ski.
Hemsworth was spotted backstage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas after Cyrus' emotional performance of "Malibu," which she wrote for her beau. “I never would’ve believed you if three years ago you told me I’d be here writing this song,” she said in an interview with Billboard earlier that month. “They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel’?”
The cute do put their on-again love back on display in their first public appearance since rekindling their relationship earlier in 2016, attending Variety's Power of Women luncheon in Los Angeles, where they celebrated the "We Can't Stop" singer's cover story.
Officially back on! The pair stepped out together on April 11 to attend the Los Angeles premiere of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which stars Hemsworth's older brother, Chris Hemsworth, and was spotted inside Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. At one point during the evening, they were caught holding hands, an eyewitness tells ET. Two weeks later, they were seen out in Byron Bay, Australia.
In their last public appearance before splitting, the couple posed at the Los Angeles premiere of Liam's film Paranoia on Aug. 8.
Cyrus visited Hemsworth on the Philadelphia set of Paranoia.
Cyrus stepped out to support Hemsworth at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games on March 12. Two months later on May 31, the Australian actor popped the question, as People was first to report. "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," the Hannah Montana star said at the time.
The young couple looked grown-up and glam at Elton John's Academy Awards viewing party in Beverly Hills.
The two didn't make a ton of red carpet appearances in their early days, but made a big imprewssion when they did step out together, including this outing at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in Los Angeles.
The co-stars-turned-couple shared a loving glance at the The Last Song premiere in Hollywood on March 25.
Cyrus and Hemsworth first met during the filming of the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Last Song, during the summer of 2009. "It was great watching them. You know, Liam was unknown... This was his first role, and of course, Miley was a superstar by that time, just so talented in so many ways," Sparks has said of watching the young co-stars. "I might tend to believe there was little bit of magic involved."