Despite living in the public eye, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth somehow managed to keep their relationship fairly private. Sure, there were the usual array of social media posts and the paparazzi would capture them on occasion but they weren’t out there having public spats and inviting people into their private lives. But things can change in a week and what began as an amicable split is quickly shaping up to be a messy affair.
What started as “ever-evolving, changing … partners and individuals,” who wish “nothing but health and happiness” for one another, has, according to TMZ, taken a turn for the nasty. Team Miley told the site “she tried valiantly to save the marriage and that Liam was drinking a lot and using drugs,” something she wanted no part of, considering the substance abuse she struggled with in the past.
People mag did a deeper dive and spoke with sources, including one friend of the couple who similarly claimed Liam liked to party hard, while Miley had grown out of that, adding that while Hemsworth may appear “super easygoing,” he can get “moody” when the situation presents itself. “She’s been supportive of him when things get dark, but it’s tough,” said the source. “That’s something that has weighed on Miley and their relationship. He can also lash out at her, and he hates the attention their ups and downs bring.”
It was also reported that Cyrus “really fought to make it work” and “wanted to go to therapy,” but it appears that didn’t happen. A friend of Miley’s added that her unconventional take on marriage likely took a toll. “He loves that she has her own career and focus, but he also wants a wife who cooks and would stay home with the kids.”
Team Liam denied the drinking and drugs, telling TMZ that “infidelity on Miley’s part” destroyed the marriage. One insider said, “This is another attempt by Miley to distract from her infidelity and recent outrageous public behavior.”
But Miley’s sources want it known that the singer and Kaitlynn Carter, who were photographed making out in Italy last week, only got together after both had split from their respective partners—Hemsworth and Brody Jenner.
Could this just be a break?
But after a decade of on-and-off for Liam and Miley, could this just be one of the “off” times? People also reported Cyrus isn’t rushing to start actual divorce proceedings, with one insider likening the exes to iconic Friends couple Ross and Rachel.
“They are having a break right now because they needed it,” said the source. “It was a bad situation with a lot of disagreements. They both agreed it’s better to spend time apart, but this doesn’t mean their relationship is completely over.”
Considering their past, a reconciliation down the line doesn’t seem out of the question, according to the source. “They are great together when they are happy. There is absolutely hope that they will get back together again.”