But according to sources, people close to them are not all that surprised.
The beauty broke her silence on the matter on Sunday morning saying she was going to let life take its path in its own time, as reports revealed their split ‘wasn’t surprising’ as they had ‘a lot of issues’.
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Day by day: Miley Cyrus broke her silence on Sunday following the news of her split from husband, Liam Hemsworth. The beauty said she was committed to letting life take its own path and time
‘Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win, ‘ she begun the deep and metaphoric post.
‘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.’
She finished with a reflection on her own life: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own …. [sic].’
Day by day: The beauty said she was committed to letting life take its own path and time in her cryptic Instagram post
Respect and love: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own ….’
Miley’s post comes after People revealed on Sunday: ‘This split isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day.’
‘After they reunited, everyone thought they were this ‘perfect’ couple, but they still had a lot of issues.’
They continued: ‘They’re not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work. It’s not surprising at all.’
And according to OK! Australia, one issue appeared to be about settling down and starting a family.
The magazine reported on Sunday that Liam wanted to settle down while Miley wasn’t ready – leading to an ‘explosive fight’ back in July 2018 – months before their secret December wedding.
Many issues: Miley’s post comes after People revealed on Sunday: ‘This split isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day’
Moved on already? Miley was seen kissing Brody Jenner’s ex ‘wife’ Kaitlynn Carter on Saturday – just hours before the split news surfaced
‘He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off but it’s not quite the timeline Miley had in mind… he is left heartbroken,’ the source said at the time.
‘Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it… They haven’t been getting along in recent months.’
The insider added: ‘[She] didn’t really want to get married. It’s something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam. [His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot.’
The Mother’s Daughter singer’s reps confirmed the split on Saturday, hours after she was seen kissing Kaitlynn Carter on a boat in Italy – a week after her split from ‘husband’ Brody Jenner.
‘Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,’ the rep revealed.
‘Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers.’
Girl’s trip! The pair are currently on a vacation in Italy with Miley’s elder sister, Brandi
Single ladies! Kaitylnn and Brody split just last week, after one-year of marriage – although it was later revealed the pair had never gotten a marriage certificate
Dissing Liam? ‘Why do I need his milli’s when I got Billy on he speed dial?’ she sung while referencing famous dad, Billy Ray Cyrus
‘They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.’
And Liam is yet to say anything of the news, Miley slying addressed the split on Sunday while with Kaitlynn on the boat.
She lip synced her old Bangerz lyrics – a track she released after their initial split in 2013.
‘Why do I need his milli’s when I got Billy on he speed dial?’ she sung while referencing famous dad, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Reports back in late May, published by OK! magazine in Australia, claimed that the Hunger Games star was ‘unhappy’ with some of his wife’s antics.
An alleged source claimed the Australian star was embarrassed when Miley licked his face at the Met Gala on May 4.
Not into it? Reports back in late May, published by OK! magazine in Australia, claimed that the Hunger Games star was ‘unhappy’ with some of his wife’s antics. An alleged source claimed the Australian star was embarrassed when Miley licked his face at the Met Gala on May 4
Miley just being Miley? ‘He gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras. He really doesn’t like that side of her, because he is the total opposite’ a source revealed back in May
Tongue out: Miley pulled a similar stunt on the red carpet at the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles on April 22
The Gala was the couple’s last public appearance together before announcing their split.
‘She was licking his face for the cameras on the red carpet, then grinding on people on the dance floor inside and grabbing her crotch,’ the alleged source is quoted as having said.
The report went on to say Miley got a ‘tongue-lashing from her unimpressed husband’ for ‘going too far’.
‘He gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras. He really doesn’t like that side of her, because he is the total opposite’ the source is said to have added.
Miley pulled a similar stunt on the red carpet at the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles on April 22.
Their were hints back in May that the pair may have been heading for splitsville in an unearthed behind-the-scenes clip from The Met Gala.
Bad karma? Their were hints back in May that the pair may have been heading for splitsville in an unearthed behind-the-scenes clip from The Met Gala
The beginning of the end? Dancing as the music played, Miley mimed the lyrics: ‘They say it’s bad karma, being such a heartbreaker. ‘I’m always picked a giver, ’cause I’ve always been a taker. I’d rather just do it, then I’ll think about it later. Kiss me bad karma’
Model Amber Valletta shared a short video clip to Instagram Stories on the night, showing the couple in a party bus together, on their way to the star-studded event.
Miley appeared to be kneeling on her seat as she played a snippet of her latest, unreleased track, believed to be called Bad Karma.
Dancing as the music played, Miley mimed the lyrics: ‘They say it’s bad karma, being such a heartbreaker.
‘I’m always picked a giver, ’cause I’ve always been a taker. I’d rather just do it, then I’ll think about it later. Kiss me bad karma’.
While singing the words, ‘I’ve always picked a giver, ’cause I’ve always been a taker’ Miley pointed at Liam, who was dancing behind her, indicating the lyrics were about their relationship.
Single: The past few days has seen Miley share snaps on social media without her wedding rings
Modern day romance: ‘I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,’ she told the magazine. ‘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,’ Miley said back in July
Written across the clip were the words ‘bad karma’ and a broken heart emoji.
The break-up comes after Miley dished to Elle magazine last month about how 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 told the magazine.
‘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.’
‘People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f–ing good, and I know that,’ she added.
‘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.’
Miley and Liam secretly wed in front of their family in a surprise ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee in December 2018.
They first met on set of The Last Song in 2009 and have shared an on-and-off relationship ever since.
Miley & Liam’s Romance: A Timeline
June 2009: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song, in which they played romantic interests – foretelling their real-life future.
Young love: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song (pictured in 2010)
March 2010: Following months of speculation, the lovebirds confirmed their romance in the most Hollywood way possible, by making their red carpet debut as a couple at an Oscars party.
August 2010: After solidifying their status as Hollywood’s coolest young It Couple, the pair reportedly went through their first breakup, with Miley’s exhausting work schedule being cited by sources as the cause.
September 2010: Within weeks of the news that they had gone their separate ways, the pair were spotted out and about together.
November 2010: Fans rooting for the photogenic twosome’s fledgling romance were left disappointed as they decided to split once again.
Big step: Liam proposed to Miley in 2012 (pictured in 2012)
April 2011: After spending a whole winter apart, it appeared that they came to the realisation they couldn’t live apart, as they reunited in time for spring.
December 2011: Of course, nothing says ‘we’re together and madly in love’ in Hollywood like a red carpet outing. Liam joined Miley at the CNN Heroes Gala in Los Angeles.
March 2012: Shortly after Miley accompanied Liam to the premiere of The Hunger Games, engagement rumours swirled as she was seen sporting a ring. However, the star took to Twitter to shoot down the fevered speculation.
June 2012: What a difference a few months make! The couple announce their engagement after Liam proposes with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler.
February 2013: There appears to be trouble in paradise once again, as Miley shoots down cheating rumours. Despite her denials, the couple step out separately for high-profile Oscar parties, fuelling breakup speculation.
Time-out: Miley and Liam broke off their engagement in September 2013 and reunited in 2016 (pictured in 2013)
September 2013: Miley makes the big step of unfollowing Liam on Twitter. Just days later, her spokesperson confirms that the engagement is over. That same month, Liam is seen kissing Mexican beauty Eiza Gonzalez.
November 2014: Miley moves on! She embarks on a romance with Patrick Schwarzenegger, and their every exploit soon starts hitting social media.
March 2015: After Miley is embraced and welcomed into the Schwarzenegger fold, Patrick is seen getting cosy with another woman.
I do: The couple wed in Tennessee in December 2018 (pictured in 2018)
April 2015: It’s announced that the pair’s Instagrammable romance is over.
July 2015: Miley is linked to model Stella Maxwell after they’re seen out together. One month later, Miley shares that she’s pansexual – and single.
January 2016: The singer confirms that she’s back with Liam – and they’re engagement is on again – after she’s seen with moving trucks at his home.
October 2017: Miley and Liam make their first red carpet appearance together in more than four years as they attend the Hollywood premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, starring his brother Chris.
Happier times: The pair split after seven months of marriage in August 2019
November 2018: The couple lose their Malibu home, after devastating wildfires destroy homes throughout the state of California. They subsequently relocate to Tennessee, where they’re thought to have wed a month later.
December 2018: Miley and Liam marry at their home in Franklin, Tennessee
August 2019: Couple split after just seven months of marriage