Where it all went wrong: The signs that showed Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were heading for a split
One would have to wonder why Miley ever saw the need to be married. At the young age of 14 she remembers telling [ her mother ] I admire women in a different way. “I love them. I love them like I love boys.” In 2013 Miley describes her self as” literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl…”
You can’t help but wonder how Miley will feel about some of her live styles choices later in life. Around the age of 40 all of us have cringed a bit as we look back on are 20’s and 30’s. We find are selves confessing, what the hell was I thinking?
In a statement to People the singer, 26, announced she had separated from the Australian actor, 29, to ‘focus on themselves and their careers’, and just hours earlier Miley was spotted kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter during a girls’ getaway to Lake Como, Italy.
With just seven months of marriage under their belt, where did it all go wrong in this rollercoaster romance?
The news may come as no surprise to fans of the couple, as cracks have been appearing the couple’s relationship for some time.
While the singer attributed her decision to the dangers of global warming, observers wondered whether there was more to the story.
In an interview with ELLE, Miley, who married Liam in December, said she refuses to reproduce until ‘we live on an earth with fish in the water’.
Miley also stated that she was very much still attracted to women, and branded her marriage ‘confusing, complex and modern’.
‘I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women… I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.
‘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…
‘I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**king apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women…
‘I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.’
The Climb star has been open about being quotes about being ‘queer’ in a hetero relationship, and described her marriage as ‘new age’.
She said in Vanity Fair’s March issue: ‘The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned — I actually think it’s kind of New Age.
‘We’re redefining, to be f***ing frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship.
‘A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person. What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever.
‘What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender.’
On their union, The Hunger Games actor admitted that while he was ‘lucky’ to be with Miley, marriage made their relationship feel ‘different’.
He told Extra last year: ‘We’ve been together for the better part of 10 years, so it’s same-same, but different [being married] I guess. But it’s all wonderful and I feel lucky to be with her.’
In possibly the biggest red flag about the status of their marriage, the screen star was pictured without his wedding ring in July – just days after Miley’s Glastonbury announcement that she’s ‘f***ing sick of men’.
Miley was also spotted without her band in a slew of Instagram snaps uploaded to her page over the past few days.
Back in October 2016, the musician admitted she doesn’t like her engagement ring from Liam.
In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Miley shared: ‘It really isn’t my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.
She also joked that it was ‘weird’ to have ‘real jewelry,’ as most of the pieces she usually wears are ‘made out of gummy bears and cotton candy.’
Liam’s ring-free display comes as a surprise as he previously gushed about his symbol.
The Hannah Montana star appeared to be getting extremely hands-on with the blogger, 30, as they enjoyed a spot of sunbathing together.
Kaitlynn and Miley seemed unfazed by those who were watching them get cosy, as they relaxed together in the sunny weather.
Just hours before the shock split was confirmed on Sunday, the Party In The USA hitmaker uploaded a photo of herself holidaying in Italy.
The singer’s 97M followers took to the comments section to ask why she wasn’t wearing her sparkler.
‘Where is her wedding ring?’ one wrote, while a different concerned fan added: ‘She’s not wearing her ring wtf!??’
A full statement on the couple’s split was released on Sunday, which read: ‘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.’
Liam is yet to comment on the split and he was spotted in Byron Bay, Australia, with his famous brother Chris earlier this week on Monday.
Miley and Liam met in 2009 on the set of romantic comedy The Last Song, and had an on-again-off-again romance for years.
Liam finally proposed to the blonde in 2012, but the pair broke up their engagement a year later.
They rekindled their romance in 2015 before tying the knot in December 2018 during a private ceremony at the Cyrus family home in Tennessee.