Liam Hemsworth has spoken for the first time about his split from wife Miley Cyrus, less than a year after they tied the knot. Over the weekend, it was reported that Liam and Miley had decided to go their separate ways, with a representative for the singer saying the pair had “agreed to separate at this time”. The Australian actor has now spoken about the split for the first time, in a post on his Instagram page. He wrote: “ 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.” Liam also pointed out that he would not be making “any comments to any journalists or media outlets” about the “private matter”, insisting: “Any reported quotes attributed to me are false.” Miley previously alluded to the break-up in a string of posts on her own social media page, in which she discussed the need to embrace “inevitable change”. Alongside photos of herself in the mountains, the Nothing Breaks Like A Heart star mused: “ Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win. Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable. “The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed.”
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (Photo: Karwai Tang via Getty Images)
More Calling back to one of her early hits, she added: “Life’s a climb... but the view is great.” Liam and Miley were married in an intimate ceremony towards the end of last year. The two first met in 2009, while working together on the film The Last Song, and confirmed that they were an item a year later. They briefly broke up around the time Miley’s infamous Bangerz album was released , but she confirmed in 2016 that the pair had reunited, and were engaged once again, with many of the songs on follow-up album Younger Now appearing to reference the reconciliation. Earlier this year, Miley returned to the music scene with her latest EP, titled She Is Coming , as well as a starring role in the latest series of Black Mirror .
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Let's be honest, break-ups can be messy, particularly in the glare of the spotlight, so it's good to see when two celebrities can put their differences aside and still be friends, as Cameron and Justin did - even eventually going on to star in 'Bad Teacher' together.
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No one is exactly sure what happened between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, but even after she appeared to mock him during an awards show performance, he's had nothing but good things to say about her and her music in the press.
Whether he's genuinely happy for her, or he's simply killing her with kindness is unclear, but either way, we could all learn a thing or two from Hazza. More Jennifer Aniston
And speaking of how to flawlessly handle a break-up... The media coverage surrounding Jennifer Aniston for the
decade after her split from Brad Pitt, was often unnecessary, cruel and steeped in sexism. Through it all, though, she kept her head high, continued working and, more importantly, smiling away, despite what was said about her in the press. Now she's one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, and is married to her long-time partner, Justin Theroux. More Mariah Carey
When she and the father of her two children, Nick Cannon, split, Mariah was determined not to give the press the dirt they were craving.
So much so, when approached by a TMZ reporter, Mimi said simply: "Oh, it's much too hot to talk." Flawless. More Elin Nordegren
Elin Nordegren - better known as the former Mrs Tiger Woods - is our personal break-up hero.
So, your husband has repeatedly cheated on you and the world's media are talking about it? Whatever. Elin's attitude throughout the scandal was flawless: head down, sunglasses on ... and just wait for that divorce settlement to roll in. Props to you, Elin. More Katy Perry
However, sometimes it's difficult to pretend you're anything other than hurt. And do you know what? That's OK too.
In showing her vulnerable side in her documentary film, 'Part Of Me', Katy undoubtedly assured a lot of people that it's not about how hard you fall, it's how you get back up again. More Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't had a bad word to say about Chris Martin ever since they "consciously uncoupled" in 2014, and even spoke favourably about his relationship with Jennifer Lawrence.
Instead, she focused on her own career, her family and friends, and the continuing growth of her site, Goop. Now that's how you tackle a break-up like a boss. More Katie Price
Perhaps not quite to
this extent, but sometimes a night out with your friends can be just the thing to get you through a break-up, as Katie Price proved when she flew to Ibiza, shortly after splitting up from Peter Andre. More Jennifer Lopez
Determined not to let anyone paint her as a victim, J-Lo bounced back from her split with Marc Anthony by getting together with a far younger man.
Nice one, Jen. More Perrie Edwards
Similarly, the world of entertainment journalism seemed determined to paint Perrie Edwards as a victim when she broke up with ex-fiancé Zayn Malik, particularly when he quickly got together with Gigi Hadid.
How did she respond to that? With independence anthem 'Shout Out To My Ex', which quickly topped the UK singles chart, and bagged Little Mix their first ever Brit Award. More Adele
And then, of course, there's Adele, who managed to turn her disastrous break-up to her advantage and bag herself a wheelbarrow of Grammys, which we have all the admiration in the world for.
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