Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a representative told PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”
Cyrus shared a photo on her instagram without her wedding ring yesterday ahead of the news. And has since been spotted making out with Brody Jenner’s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter during a vacation in Lake Como, Italy.
Last month, in an interview with Elle for its August 2019 cover story, Cyrus said she doesn’t “fit into a stereotypical wife role.”
“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” she said of her marriage, “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,” she said. “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.”
Cyrus also noted: “People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f—ing good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth first met during the filming of 2010’s The Last Song and dated on and off for several years before getting married in December 2018.
The news of their split comes weeks after celebrating their 10-year anniversary.
According to E! News a source said the pair has been “drifting apart” and were “trying to make it work for months now.”
"They have been trying to make it work for months now but haven't felt they were connecting on the level they were feeling when they got married last year. It's been a rough year."