Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have broken their silence following their split.
Hemsworth confirmed the breakup news by way of a sunset picture on Instagram Monday. He wrote, “Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward.”
The Australian actor noted that their separation is “a private matter” that he won’t address with “any journalists or media outlets.” He added, “Any reported quotes attributed to me are false.”
Meanwhile, Cyrus is looking to the future while also looking to the past, with references to lyrics from the early days of her music career.
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“Life’s a climb… but the view is great,” she captioned a photo atop the Dolomites mountains in Italy.
Many commenters noticed the caption read like lyrics from Cyrus‘ 2009 hit song “The Climb” and chimed in with more lines from the emotional ballad.
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“I can almost see it,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” star Kiernan Shipka wrote.
“there’s always gonna be another mountain, i’m always gonna wanna make it moooovee,” added user @foquinha.
Cyrus, 26, and Hemsworth, 29, met in 2009 while filming an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Last Song” and announced their engagement in 2012. She began wearing her engagement ring again in early 2016, and the couple married in December 2018 in Tennessee.
Cyrus continued the climbing metaphor, noting it took “millions of years” to form the mountains she stood on.
“Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win,” she wrote. “Like the mountain I am standing on top of , which was once under water , connected with Africa , change is inevitable…
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She continued: “My dad always told me ‘Nature never hurries but it is always on time’…. it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true. I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.”
Cyrus has been posting photos this weekend while on vacation in Lake Como with Kaitlynn Carter, who has been in a relationship with Brody Jenner. Paparazzi photos obtained by Entertainment Tonight and TMZ show Cyrus and Carter kissing poolside in Italy.
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Jenner raised eyebrows after commenting on one of Carter‘s photos with Cyrus on the trip: “Hot girl summer 🔥” he wrote. He later angered Cyrus fans with a comment on his own Instagram page , joking that photos of him and Hemsworth “holding hands on the beach (are) coming soon.”
Cyrus threw shade back: “Go take a nap in your truck and cool off #HotGirlSummer”
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Cyrus and Hemsworth announced their breakup Saturday night after rumors sparked earlier that day when she posted an Instagram photo in which she wasn’t wearing her wedding ring.
A representative for the singer told The Associated Press on Saturday that the pair decided a break was best while they focus on “themselves and careers,” but will remain “dedicated parents to all of their animals they share.” They requested privacy.
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