When everyone first heard about the Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth break up, it was via a statement on social media (PEOPLE) by a rep for Miley.
The statement 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.”
The thing is though, it’s now been reported that Liam was “blindsided” by the break up, because he was actually still salvaging their marriage and didn’t realise it was over.
Page Six reported that not only did he not know about the breakup, but that he was actually in Australia when it happened. That’s gotta hurt.
It’s not that he didn’t know the relo was wasting – he was aware that their marriage was falling apart, but apparently was still working on fixing it and didn’t realise they were actually separating yet.
Of course, accusations are flying around everywhere now. Some people reckon the crumbling of their relationship was due to Miley’s infidelity. Other’s reckon Liam Hemsworth was too much of a party animal and needed to grow up. And of course, there’s the speculation that it was actually his alleged drug and alcohol addictions that pushed Miley away.
Miley is now seeing new girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter. Photographs appeared of them having a pash during their Italy trip together – just hours after the breakup was announced. Ouch.
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Not long before the split, Miley actually talked to Elle about her marriage and sexuality. She spoke about how she doesn’t have a stereotypical ‘wife’ role in her marriage with Liam, and then described her strong attraction to women.
“I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”
“People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f–ing good, and I know that. 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.”
There’s an acknowledgement that while Miley is very attracted to women while being in a heterosexual relationship, she chose to be with Liam because he was a good partner and really, that’s what it’s about. If he stopped being the ideal partner, then it makes sense for her to pursue a woman who could be.
But still, we feel for Liam. Breakups are rough. Even more so when you’re actually not the one who initiated it. And then like, 10 times worse when you also find out about it through other people.
Liam hasn’t released any statements aside from his Instagram post confirming the split. He filed for divorce on the 21st of August.
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Hi all Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward. This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love.
Image Sources: Liam Hemsworth Facebook, Instagram @liamhemsworth, @kaitlynn