Liam Hemsworth has broken his silence after his shocking split from his wife of eight months, Miley Cyrus, taking to Instagram to share his first public comments.
Miley revealed they had separated on Sunday, saying in a statement that they’ve decided to ‘focus on themselves and their careers’ after spending the past ten years together.
Just hours later, photos appeared showing the 26-year-old singer kissing Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter, while on holidays in Italy.
Now, a downcast Liam has broken his silence on Instagram, sharing a post in which he acknowledged the split, and asked for privacy.
“Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward,” he captioned an image of a sunset.
”This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets,” he continued.
Though he signed off ‘peace and love’, he did include a subtle denial of earlier reports that he spoke out from the streets of Byron Bay.
“Any reported quotes attributed to me are false,” he wrote.
The Daily Mail Australia earlier reported that he made a comment while spotted out for ice-cream with his brother, Chris Hemsworth, and his nieces and nephew.
“You don't understand what it's like,” he was quoted as saying. “I don't want to talk about it mate.”
Liam in shock
According to reports, Liam was apparently keen to start a family with the love of his life, whom he’s had an on-again-off-again relationship with since 2010.
“He wants to settle down and have a conventional family including kids, but that couldn't be further from what Miley is after right now,” an unnamed source told The Sun.
“She made it clear she wanted to be able to have fun with other people - men and women - but it's always been something he's had a hard time understanding.”
They went on to claim, “Their marriage is over and Liam is absolutely heartbroken, but Miley is making up for lost time.”
Miley’s Met Gala behaviour
A source close to the couple told OK! magazine back in May that Miley and Liam were having major issues in their relationship, and it was all down to the superstar singer’s odd behaviour on the red carpet at the Met Gala.
“Liam knows that Miley is a free spirit, but sometimes she goes too far,” the source told the publication, after Miley was pictured licking her husband’s face.
“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 insider went on to say that Miley’s antics ‘turned off’ Liam, who ‘doesn’t like that side of her’.
Miley’s moved on
Despite only marrying in December 2018, it seems Miley has already moved on from Liam, after she was photographed kissing Hills star Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter, while they both holidayed together in Italy.
Brody and Kaitlynn only announced their separation on August 2, just one year after they said ‘I do’ in Indonesia.
According to a source, it was Kaitlynn’s strong desire to have kids that really tore the couple apart.
“They butted heads over that constantly. Kaitlynn really wants to be a mom and never swayed from that. She thought Brody was change his mind, but he didn’t.” the source told People.
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