Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called time on their marriage just seven months after tying the knot.
The singer posted a heartfelt statement on Saturday revealing they had separated to ‘focus on themselves and their careers’.
It comes after Miley was spotted kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter during a weekend away to Lake Como in Italy on Friday. The pair have been friends for many years and are both recently single, TMZ reports.
A rep for the singer said in a statement:
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.
However, fans had already noticed something wasn’t right with the former Hannah Montana star after she was spotted posing without her wedding ring just hours before their split was announced.
The 26-year-old took to Instagram to share pictures of herself lounging by the side of the lake and perched on a grand wicker chair with her hands visibly wearing no rings.
Liam and Miley have dated on-off ever since meeting on the set of the Nicolas Sparks adaption of The Last Song in 2010.
They initially got engaged back in June 2012, however they called it off in September 2013. In January 2016, rumours began that the engagement was back on.
Miley confirmed their engagement during an appearance on Ellen in October 2016, and they married on December 23, 2018, at their home in Franklin, Tennessee, despite rumours they’d been planning to travel back to Liam’s home in Australia.
Despite the drama even getting their marriage off the ground, it seems just seven months has seen them both call time on it.
Fans have noticed Miley’s last post about Liam on her Instagram was nearly 13 weeks ago with this:
While Liam, who clearly posts less on social media than his former wife, last posted about Miley nine weeks ago:
Though no major indicator of how a relationship is going, it’s clear the frequency with which they posted about each other waned as the marriage evidently did also.
On Liam’s Instagram, an average of almost every other post was about Miley prior to his last post nine weeks ago, while Miley had a similar ratio (minus ad/marketing commitments) of posts with Liam.
Given the frequency with which they posted about each other prior to the split, eagle-eyed fans had noticed something was ‘off’ between the couple well before the announcement.
Hopefully they find what they’re both looking for.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the LADbible Group team in 2017.