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Liam Hemsworth (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 26th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 4, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (AFP/Rodin Eckenroth)
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have officially called it quits after just a year of marriage.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” Miley’s rep tells People.
“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.”
After Miley posted a photo of herself on Instagram last Saturday, in which she was not wearing her wedding ring, rumors about the split began.
“Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED”, Miley posted, as she posed for a photo sans wedding ring.
The photo was taken while Miley vacationed with Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter in Italy — a trip which took place just one week after People confirmed Carter’s split from Jenner after a year of marriage.
Earlier in the summer, Miley also opened up about not fitting into the “stereotypical wife role.”
“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” she told Elle for its August 2019 cover story, adding that the details of their love life are something she chooses to keep private.
“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,” Miley says. “I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f—ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”
Miley also expressed how she did not want kids—at least not yet—and wished people would stop asking her those kinds of questions.
“If you don’t want children, people feel sorry for you, like you’re a cold, heartless bitch who’s not capable of love,” she says of the expectation put on the female sex.”
“We’re expected to keep the planet populated. And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you—even if you become pregnant in a violent situation,” she shares. “Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first.”
Miley and Liam have been together for years before they were married, and their wedding was also a public surprise as they kept it very private.
As of now, and aside from Miley’s IG post, no one from both parties has commented on the split directly.