Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus in Malibu in June 2019

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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.

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