Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits less just 8-months after tying the knot at a private ceremony back in December 23, 2018 at their home in Franklin, Tennessee.
Miley’s publicist released the statement below last night confirming the split.
“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” a rep for Cyrus tells PEOPLE in a statement.
Rumors of a split between Cyrus, 26, and Hemsworth, 29, began on Friday as Miley was spotted kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter during a girls’ getaway to Lake Como, Italy.
Brody and Kaitlyn separated last week after just a year of marriage.
Photos of Miley and Kaitlyn making out caught many by surprise. Even though Miley has made it clear in the past that she likes women, The Hills star, Kaitlyn, wasn’t known as a bisexual woman.
Before confirming her split from Liam, Miley yesterday posted a photo of herself on Instagram in which she was not wearing her wedding ring; “Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED,” she captioned the post.
The singer, who identifies as pansexual, revealed in a candid interview last month that she viewed her marriage to Liam as ‘confusing, complex and modern’, insisting that she was still ‘very sexually attracted to women’ and that she doesn’t ‘fit into a stereotypical wife role’.
The pair first met in 2009 while filming, The Last Song. They began dating shortly after and made their red carpet debut as a couple in 2010. They have dated on and off since 2010, and were initially engaged in June 2012 before calling it off in September 2013, they reconciled in 2016 and married in December 2018.