When Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced that they would be splitting up last weekend, hearts were broken. The couple had gotten married in December last year after they reconciled following a breakup.
The news of their breakup came as a surprise to many, but according to reports, they had been separated for months before her rep confirmed the reports last week.
She went on to write a caption on Instagram that alluded to the split: “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. 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 ….”
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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. 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 …. 💙
She had recently told Vanity Fair that marriage was out of character for her, but according to new reports, she had tried to make it work and even considered going for therapy.
After Miley’s rep confirmed the breakup, Miley was spotted kissing The Hills star and Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter.
Liam reportedly broke his silence on the split to DailyMail Australia, who caught him while he was out in Australia getting froyo with his brother, Chris. He said, “You don’t understand what it’s like. I don’t want to talk about it mate.”
However, Liam posted an Instagram post to clarify that he hasn’t spoken to the media.
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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. This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love.
They’re not the only ones who headed for Splitsville after a short marriage. Scroll through the gallery to see other couples whose romance didn’t last that long.
1. Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo
In June, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo announced that they would be splitting after two years of marriage. They had fallen in love while acting in Korean drama Descendants of the Sun and confirmed their relationship just months before the wedding. Joong Ki announced that he was filing for divorce through a statement on June 27.
2. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
A whirlwind romance of just six months led to a lavish wedding, which led to a quick divorce for Kim Kardashian and her NBA player husband, Kris Humphries. Just 72 days after they tied the knot, Kim filed for divorce.
3. Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Esposito
Who knew that Bradley Cooper was once married? In December 2006, he married actress Jennifer Esposito, but she filed for divorce four months later, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
4. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
The two stars tied the knot in February 2015, but in May 2016, Amber filed for divorce and a restraining order against Johnny, whom she claimed to have been physically and verbally abusive to her throughout their relationship. The lawsuit dragged on for three months, as Johnny’s side painted Amber to be a gold-digger. A settlement was reached in August that year, and Johnny paid Amber US$7 million ($9.7 million), which she donated to American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She also dropped the restraining order against him. The divorce was finalised in January 2017.
5. Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson
These two had three wedding ceremonies but still ended up in splitsville. After becoming engaged in 2002, the pair broke up in 2003 but got back together before finally calling time on their relationship in 2006.
6. Drew Barrymore & Tom Green
The former child star and the wacky MTV comedian met in July 2000, married shortly after but then filed for divorce in December 2001. They were officially wed for a total of 163 days.
7. Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd
J-Lo announced a split from her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” back-up dancer four months after they tied the knot but quickly found herself on the rebound with none other than Ben Affleck a short time later.
8. Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney
This was an odd pairing from the beginning but the actress and country singer really couldn’t see eye to eye and after getting hitched in May 2005, they filed for an annulment just four months later.
9. Britney Spears & Jason Alexander
Less than 55 hours after marrying her childhood friend, Britney Spears was single again. The singer wed Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004, but then quickly got the marriage annulled.
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Text: Hidayah Idris, Natalya Molok / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / August 2016