Think back, if you can, to October 2019. Life was good. Coronavirus was just a twinkle in some bat’s eye, going to bars was still a thing, and Miley Cyrus was in the middle of an iconic, chaotic Hot Girl Fall. After splitting up with her husband Liam Hemsworth (still not over it tbh), she spent a few weeks making out on boats with with Kaitlynn Carter, and then promptly moved on to Cody Simpson.
Miley and Cody’s relationship, replete with weird black and white videos of them making out, seemed like it would be a flash-in-the-pan rebound, but against all odds, they ended up staying together for nearly 10 months. But this week, their relationship came to an end, with Miley announcing that they’ve decided to end their relationship. On Thursday, Miley confirmed the breakup on Instagram Live, after TMZ first reported the news earlier in the day. In the video, she criticized the media for getting involved in her personal life, saying “A year ago, almost to this exact date, the media tried to tell my story for me and control my narrative, and I’m just not accepting that.” She’s referring to her and Liam’s split, which was first reported in August of last year.
She continued in the IG Live, “So today, it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up. It was confirmed by a ‘reliable source,’ even though no one is reliable in a relationship except the two individuals that are participating in it. But, for right now, two halves can’t make a whole and we’re individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be.” So according to Miley, the source may not have been reliable… but they were still right.
She added that she and Cody are just figuring out where they want to be in their lives, but that they’re still on good terms, cautioning viewers not to “make it some drama story if next week we’re out hanging out or getting pizza. We’ve been friends for 10 years and we’re gonna continue to be friends. Just don’t make it something that it is not.” If you’re going to break up with someone in quarantine, you definitely want to stay friends with them, because who else are you even allowed to hang out with?
Interestingly enough, Miley Cyrus just so happened to drop the lead single from her new album today. I’m not saying the timing of the breakup news is a PR stunt or anything, but it’s also kind of the perfect time for this breakup news to be coming out. The song, “Midnight Sky,” is basically all about her split from Liam, and being okay on her own, and the fact that there’s a fresh breakup to apply it to makes it extra relevant. Cody congratulated Miley on the new song on his Instagram story, so it appears they really are on good terms, at least publicly. The song is also catchy AF, so like, thank you Miley for giving us something to listen to besides just “WAP” on repeat.
Newly single, and with a new album on the way, Miley is definitely at a crossroads in her personal and professional life, and it seems like she has the right attitude about all of it. Her final IG Live comment about the breakup is a full 202o mood: “And with that being said, I’m done with the bullshit.” Girl, same.
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We’ve spent the last couple months talking a lot about what’s been going in Miley Cyrus’s love life, but it’s really time that we talk about Liam Hemsworth. Since he and Miley announced their split over the summer, he’s really kept a low profile, mostly just hanging out in Australia. While Miley’s been PDA-ing around the world with Kaitlynn Carter and Cody Simpson, it seemed like Liam just wanted a minute to sort things out. And he did take approximately one minute! Because just yesterday, Liam popped up this week with a new woman, and here’s everything we know.
On Thursday, TMZ spotted Liam Hemsworth and a ~mystery blonde~ out and about in NYC’s West Village. They were seen holding hands, and then they had lunch outside at Sant Ambroeus. Liam was wearing short sleeves despite it being like 60 degrees, and it looks like they were drinking Aperol spritzes. Apparently, if you’re Australian, summer is a state of mind. (Tbh that tracks with everything my friends who studied abroad there have said.)
After lunch, Liam and Maddison walked around a bit more before taking the subway together. Okay, I’ve gotta say, if I was on a date with Liam Hemsworth and he asked me to take the SUBWAY, I would be thoroughly unimpressed. Bitch, I take the subway every single day! Show me the black car or I walk.
Luckily, TMZ was later able to identify the ~mystery blonde~ as Australian actress Maddison Brown, who currently stars in the CW reboot of Dynasty. We don’t know long she and Liam have been hanging out, or if things are going to get serious, but we can at least tell you a few important things to know about her.
1. She’s Hot
I mean, naturally. Maddison Brown definitely has mean-girl-hot vibes, which is my preferred aesthetic. Feel free to roast me in the comments for this, but she kind of looks like a cross between Cassie Randolph and Iggy Azalea. Except hopefully she’s less boring than Cassie, and less problematic than Iggy.
2. She Spells Her Name Wrong
If you’ve gotten this far, I assume you can read, so you’ve probably already noticed that Maddison has two Ds in her name. I’m sorry, but I can’t get behind this. My brain fully stutters every time it gets to the second one, and I just don’t understand why it’s there. I know this is mean and you don’t get to choose your own name, but I can’t help it. Ddon’t be madd at me for being juddgmental.
3. She’s A Lot Younger
Since the breakup, Liam and Miley have both explored dating younger people. Currently, they’re both hooking up with 22-year-olds, which is funny, because I’m automatically annoyed by every single 22-year-old that I come into contact with. Liam is 29, which makes his age difference with Maddison Brown especially…interesting. No one is doing anything wrong here, but like, I can barely relate to people two years younger than me. I can’t imagine being nearly 30 and dating someone who would be fresh out of college.
4. She Has A Sense Of Humor
Okay, I’ll admit that I had low expectations for getting any kind of personality from Maddison Brown, but this Instagram post kind of proved me wrong. The second I saw the photo, my mind immediately went to the Devil Wears Prada line about the Chanel boots. BUT MADDISON BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH. If you go to the second photo, she posted a meme that had my literally dying at my desk yesterday. Props, Maddison—your name is still spelled wrong, but I like you.
Obviously, we’ll be on the lookout for more sightings of Liam Hemsworth and Maddison Brown hanging out, and by that I mean I’ll be camping out in Soho until I see them. Sorry boss, can’t do any more work today!
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With any major celebrity breakup, it usually doesn’t take long before the mysterious anonymous sources start rolling in with a lot of information. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are no different, and since it’s been four days since the initial breakup news came out, the sources are coming out of the woodwork to talk to TMZ. Under normal circumstances, I would say to take information like this with a grain of salt, but these rumors are next level, so you probably need an entire salt cave. Basically, people from both sides are giving complete opposite details about what happened between Miley and Liam, so I’m not even going to try to make a call about who’s wrong and who’s right. Here’s what people are saying, and you can choose to believe it or not.
According to the sources close to Miley, the split was all Liam’s fault. To hear them tell it, Miley desperately wanted to make her marriage work, but Liam started drinking a lot and using drugs. Especially with Miley’s past struggles with substance abuse, this was apparently a dealbreaker for her, and she had to break things off with Liam.
But there are two sides to every story. According to the sources close to Liam, this isn’t what happened at all, and the demise of the relationship was actually due to Miley cheating. Dun dun DUNNNN. While the Miley sources said that she broke up with Liam months ago, the Liam sources say that they were together until just recently. According to them, her Italian vacation (including the photos of her making out with Kaitlynn Carter) “is another attempt by Miley to distract from her infidelity and recent outrageous public behavior.”
So yeah, those are two very different stories. I know I said that there are two sides to every story, but I’m amending that to say that there are three sides to every story, and the third one is the actual truth. If I had to guess (I know, I said I wouldn’t), the situation with Miley and Liam probably falls somewhere in the middle of what all these sources are saying. We don’t know anything about Liam’s drinking and drug habits, but it would be pretty inexcusable for an anonymous source to make that up if there was no truth to it whatsoever. Actually, it’s pretty messed up to blab that to tabloids even if it is true, but oh well.
And because we don’t really know what the timeline was here, it’s entirely possible that Miley did cheat on Liam. We don’t know, and we probably never really will. In the end, no matter what went down to cause the end of their marriage, it doesn’t really matter. Things ended because reasons, and now they both have their whole lives ahead of them to move on and rebuild. Whether that means making out on a yacht in Italy or posting a moody sunset on Insta, to each their own.