Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: A Timeline of Their Relationship

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have had romantic ups and downs since they met on the set of The Last Song in 2009. Most recently, the two separated in August 2019.

Take a look back at their relationship timeline.

Costar Couple

The pair met on the set of their film The Last Song in 2009, and sparks flew! “[Liam has] become my best friend in the whole wide world,” Cyrus told Parade. “I love him. He really respects me for who I am because coming from Australia, he really didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here. I got to tell him about myself on my own terms and my own way. He had no preconceived notion of who I was supposed to be.”

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Red Carpet Official

The couple posed for a picture at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party in West Hollywood in 2010. “I like when men work hard,” Cyrus has said. “I think it’s important. I always work really hard, so it’s good to have someone who is as passionate about what they do and wants to be great at what they do instead of just OK. We always strive to have our 130 percent.”

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Warm Embrace

Cyrus hugged Hemsworth at The Last Song premiere in L.A. in March 2010. "I think we're both deeper than normal people — what they think and how they feel," Cyrus told Teen Vogue of her relationship with the actor. "He's very grateful for what he has, but he doesn't let it go to his head. I'm like that, too."

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Shady Sweethearts

Cyrus flashed the peace sign with Hemsworth while out and about in L.A. in July 2010. “She makes me really happy,” Hemsworth has said of Cyrus. “When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone [in The Last Song] and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”


On-Again, Off-Again

Cyrus and Hemsworth dated on and off from August 2010 to April 2011. The couple’s relationship seemingly got serious again in December 2011 as the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer brought the actor as her date to the CNN Heroes Gala in L.A. Two months later, Hemsworth told Details that Cyrus makes him “really happy.” The duo also looked in love at Oscar parties in February 2012.


Smooching Soulmates

The hotties shared a kiss while vacationing in Hawaii in December 2011. When they can't be together, the couple uses Skype to stay in touch. "A little bit every day," Hemsworth tells Us. "For those long stretches apart, just to see her face makes it so much easier."

Similar Backgrounds

"I think there's a masculinity about [Australian men] that's like growing up in the South, like I did," Cyrus has said of Hemsworth (at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood in February 2012). "It's very respectful and they're a little bit more respectful."

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Marriage Material

Hemsworth proposed to the Hannah Montana alum with a giant 3.5-carat Neil Lane engagement ring in June 2012.

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Puppy Love

In June 2012, Cyrus tweeted a photo of the two great loves in her life: Hemsworth and their dog, Ziggy. The LOL actress said that once she got engaged, she felt like "all my dreams are coming true."

Hollywood Hotties!

The couple were snapped at the Australians in Film Awards and Benefit Dinner in L.A. in June 2012. "I was fortunate enough to get called back in to read [for The Last Song] with my now-fiancée, who I recently got engaged to. And we read together and fell in love and now we're married," Hemsworth said, before quickly adding: "Well, not married yet, but we will be! We're very, very excited. Very happy."

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Crazy for Christmas

The couple posed for a silly photo with Miley’s brother Trace Cyrus and mom Tish Cyrus while celebrating Christmas 2012 together.

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New Year’s Getaway

Celebrating a new year! The couple cuddled up on the beach while watching the sunset in Costa Rica in January 2013.

Friendly Strangers?

Making their first red carpet appearance together in 14 months, Cyrus joined Hemsworth at the premiere of his film Paranoia in L.A. in August 2013. Miley and Liam acted like they didn’t even know each other the entire night,” a source told Us. “She was wearing her ring, but they acted as if they were strangers.” 

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Calling It Quits

The twosome split in September 2013. Cyrus opened up to Barbara Walters that December about getting engaged at 19 years old. “I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year,” she said during an appearance on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013. “I don’t think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19, and I definitely wouldn’t change being engaged.”

When Exes Hang

The odds were in their favor! After breaking things off with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cyrus moved on with a very familiar rebound: Hemsworth. "They’ve been hanging out in L.A., but only a few people know," a source exclusively told Us Weekly in April 2015. "Dating could definitely happen."

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Real Old Love

Their love was anything but fleeting. In his November 2015 Men's Fitness cover story, Hemsworth said his past relationship with Cyrus was the real deal. "I mean, look — we were together five years," he told the mag. "So I don’t think those feelings will ever change. And that’s good because that proves to me that it was real. It wasn’t just a fling. It really was an important part of my life and always will be."

New Year Reunion!

The exes were spotted cozying up to each other at the Falls Music Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, on January 2, 2016. Fans tweeted about the former flames kissing and cuddling at the event.

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Family Ties That Tell

After Cyrus and Hemsworth spent New Year's 2016 together, the "Wrecking Ball" songstress was snapped hanging out at a music festival in Australia with Liam's sister-in-law, Elsa Pataky. "I love people I can be crazy with!!” Pataky, who married Chris Hemsworth in 2010, wrote on Instagram. “@mileycyrus @martamilans @gisellamarengo #michele #samhemsworth @fallsfestival #bestfriends #fun #music #festival #falls.”

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Movin’ On … Together

Cyrus and two pals were spotted at Hemsworth’s Malibu home in January 2016, unloading a U-Haul truck together. A source told Us that the two “are picking up right where they left off.”

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What’s That Bling?

Following their reunion in Australia, Cyrus posted several photos of herself in Janaury 2016 sporting an eye-catching diamond ring on her left hand. The bauble looked suspiciously familiar; in fact, it looked just like the 3.5-carat, custom-designed Neil Lane sparkler that Hemsworth gave her in May 2012. A source confirmed to Us that the ring was, in fact, the engagement diamond that Hemsworth gave her when he first proposed.

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Crazy Love

Multiple sources told Us Weekly in January 2016, issue that Hemsworth never gave up on Cyrus, even during her wildest phases. “He’s never met anyone quite like her who has that hold on him,” one insider told Us, while a second source said Cyrus “never really got over” Hemsworth. It took some acceptance of the actor to finally reconsider their romance. “He realizes she was growing up and experimenting; he took a step back and gave her time to do that,” the first source said. “Miley’s always had a special place in his heart.”

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Still Sparkling

Cyrus flashed her engagement ring from her hunky fiancé while walking around the SoHo neighborhood of NYC in March 2016.


Getting Handsy

Hemsworth and Cyrus held hands during a date night in New York City in September 2016. The two were headed to Catch restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to spend some time together.

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Selfie Support

In their first official joint appearance in years, Hemsworth came out to support Cyrus as she was honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Los Angeles in October 2016, where the “We Can’t Stop” singer was honored. During a moment of downtime, they snapped some adorable selfies.


A Trip Down the Aisle?

After the couple’s reconciliation, several reports surfaced during 2017 that Cyrus and Hemsworth had secretly wed. However, multiple sources told Us Weekly in January 2018 that the duo have not tied the knot. “Miley hasn’t told any of her friends that she’s married,” one source said. “She would have told people after.”

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Netflix and Chill

The “Malibu” singer’s bestie and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told Us in June 2018 that Cyrus and Hemsworth are  a “great combination” as a couple. “You can be around them and do absolutely normal, dorky things, trying to figure out where we’re going to eat tonight and what’s on Netflix,” he exclusively told Us at the time. “I know that sounds boring, but sometimes that’s the height of great living, relaxing with your friends.”


Laughing Off the Split Rumors

Cyrus and Hemsworth shot down split rumors in July 2018 after reports emerged that the twosome had an argument over having children. The Hunger Games alum shared a video of himself and Cyrus singing and goofing off in the car on Instagram to show fans that they are still going strong.

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Sweet Strolls

The Australian hottie shared a cute photo walking with the “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” singer and one of their dogs in August 2018 via Instagram alongside the caption, “Strolls with my girls.”

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Her Hero

After their home burned down in the Woolsey fires, Cyrus praised Hemsworth for saving their animals. “Liam was an amazing hero,” she told Jimmy Fallon in November 2018. “He got all the horses, the pigs, seven dogs, four cats. His truck was [filled]. It was really sexy to me.”

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Date Night

The pair held hands during a New York City date night in December 2018.

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Hot and Heavy

Cyrus boasted about her fiancé’s X-rated characteristics in December 2018, noting via Instagram that he has “good d—k game.”

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Together Forever

“I call him my survival partner now,” Cyrus told Howard Stern of her man in December 2018. “And he thinks it’s not romantic, but I learned that is why you pair up with someone, for survival.”

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A Big Step

Cyrus and Hemsworth sparked marriage — or rehearsal dinner — speculation the day before Christmas Eve in 2018 when photos and videos of them seemingly cutting a wedding cake surfaced. In one clip of the Australian born actor taking a shot alongside his brothers, large balloons that read “Mr. & Mrs.” could be seen. Cyrus appeared to wear an off-the-shoulder white dress while her love looked dapper in a dark tux with a boutonniere pinned to his jacket.

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It’s Official

Cyrus confirmed on December 26, 2018, that the pair tied the knot after she shared multiple black-and-white photos of the couple dressed up in formal attire. “10 years later…” the Disney alum captioned one snap, in which she stunned in a Vivienne Westwood gown. Hemsworth also sported a ring in the pics.

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Wedded Bliss

Us reported in January that the “Malibu” singer was “so happy” following her wedding to the Aussie actor. “She’s finishing up recording her next album and she and Liam couldn’t be happier.”

The feeling was clearly mutual, with Hemsworth telling Extra that same month that he was “very lucky” to share his life with the star.

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Psychic Powers

Cyrus, who took Hemworth’s last name following their nuptials, appeared to have predicted their union way back in 2009, telling Glamour at the time that in 10 years she hoped to be “settled: making movies, living in a house, maybe even married.” Check, check and check!

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Just the Two of Them

Though Hemsworth told GQ for its May/June 2019 issue that he hopes to have “10, 15, maybe 20” kids with Cyrus someday, a source told Us in May 2019 that the couple was content with their menagerie of animals. “Miley and Liam know that they are young and they’re just happy living their life right now and not worrying about kids at this time,” the source said, adding, “They consider their dogs to be their kids.”

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10-Year Anniversary

Cyrus celebrated a decade of dating Hemsworth — temporary splits notwithstanding — in June 2019. “Happy 10 year anniversary my love,” she tweeted. “Some things never change … & I hope the way you feel about me is one of them.”

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The End

In August 2019, Hemsworth and Cyrus separated, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly. Cyrus was spotted on vacation in Italy with Kaitlynn Carter, just one week after Carter separated from Brody Jenner.

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Breaking His Silence

Hemsworth briefly spoke out about his split from Cyrus two days after Us confirmed their split in August 2019. “You don’t understand what it’s like,” he told The Daily Mail Australia at the time. “I don’t want to talk about it, mate.”

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Breakup Tunes?

Cyrus teased new music in an Instagram post days after the couple parted ways. 

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A Warm Wish

“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,” the Isn’t It Romantic star wrote on Instagram in August 2019. “This is a private matter. … Peace and Love.”


Making It Official

Hemsworth filed for divorce from Cyrus on August 21, 2019, citing “irreconcilable differences.” He hired high-power divorce attorney Laura Wasser.

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Her Side of the Story

The “Slide Away” songstress posted a lengthy rant on Twitter on August 22, 2019, in which she denied being unfaithful to Hemsworth. “I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating,” she wrote in part. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will. BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time.”


Filing Fast

Three weeks after the split, a source told Us that Hemsworth filed for divorce “quickly” because Cyrus was “being so open about her relationship with Kaitlynn.”

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No Angel

After Cyrus and collaborators Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey released the track “Don’t Call Me Angel” in September 2019, fans speculated that the Hannah Montana alum was taking a dig at Hemsworth, who repeatedly called her “angel” in speeches and on social media during their relationship.


Pet Peeves?

After Cyrus split from Carter in September 2019, she posted an Instagram caption about her pets loving her “without conditions,” potentially shading both the Hills: New Beginnings star and Hemsworth.


Dating Around

Cyrus told Twitter followers to “get used to [her] dating” in October 2019 after she was spotted locking lips with longtime friend Cody Simpson.

“I was in a committed relationship for almost all my teens and early 20s; with the exception of a few breaks, which usually in those times I was working my ass off with not much R&R … and meeting / trusting people in my position is really tuff,” she added. “Don’t f—king pity me, not what I’m asking for. I have a great life I wouldn’t trade for ‘privacy’ but PLEASE don’t make this awkward for me!”


Single But Open

Later in October, a source told Us that Hemsworth is hadn’t “been dating anyone” but was “open to meeting people.” The following day, a source revealed the actor “wants what’s best for [Cyrus] — even if it’s not him.”


Maddison Time

Hemsworth was spotted holding hands with actress Maddison Brown in October 2019. “He’s so into Maddison and really likes her,” a source told Us the following day. “Liam feels like Maddison gets him and understands him, partly because she is also Australian. They also both share similar senses of humor.”


Cody Comparison

As her relationship with Simpson got more serious, Cyrus dissed Hemsworth during an October 2019 Instagram Live video. “There are good people out there that just happen to have d—ks. I’ve only ever met one, and he’s on this live ,” she said, referring to Simpson.


Insta Split

In November 2019, nearly three months after their breakup, Cyrus and Hemsworth unfollowed one another on Instagram.


Sister-in-Law Shade

Elsa Pataky, the wife of Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth, reflected on the split in a November 2019 interview. “After a relationship that you’ve dedicated 10 years to, [Liam is] a little bit down, but he’s coping well. He’s a strong boy and he deserves the best.” Then she threw shade on Cyrus: “I think [Liam] deserves much better.”

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Gabriella Enters the Scene

After Hemsworth was seen having lunch with Gabriella Brooks in December 2019, a source told Us that he felt “comfortable” with the model. “His family approves of her and really likes her, which is very important to him,” the source added.

The outing came two months after the Killerman star exchanged PDA with Maddison Brown. “Liam and Maddison weren’t that serious and were mainly having fun together,” the source explained.

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Us confirmed in January 2020 that their divorce was finalized.

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Mourning the Relationship

Cyrus got candid about her relationship with Hemsworth during a lengthy interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast in August 2020. In addition to dishing that her ex-husband was the first man she ever had sex with, she revealed she lied to him about her experience in the bedroom.

“I didn’t go all the way with a dude [until] I was 16 — it wasn’t Nick Jonas — but I ended up marrying the guy. So that’s pretty crazy,” Cyrus quipped. “I lied and said he wasn’t the first so I didn’t seem like a loser. … I made someone up who I knew, then his friend [ended up] marrying him, so I had to say, at 25, that I lied when I was 16. It was a lie I held onto for 10 years, then I was like, no reason to dig old bones up, then it directly affected my life.”

The “Midnight Sky” singer also spoke about their split: “I had a very public, very big breakup that was a 10-year span of a relationship,” she said. “I tried not to get lost in the emotion … It’s like a death when you lose a loved one, it’s that deep. It feels like a death.” 

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