A look back at Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's tumultuous 10-year relationship

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 10-year relationship timeline
It's been 10 years of ups and downs for Miley and Liam. Photos: Getty

With the news Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have decided to separate, hearts everywhere have broken into a million pieces yet again.

And given how much the couple - and we - have been through over the past decade, we decided to have a look back at the ups and downs of Miley and Liam’s 10-year relationship.


The dynamic duo first met on the set of the film The Last Song in 2009.

“From the first time we read, it was like I had known her before,” Liam said of their instant chemistry.


The two chose to keep their relationship under wraps until they made their red carpet debut as a couple in 2010.

Miley cyrus and liam hemsworth in 2010 at the oscars
Miley and Liam step out as a couple for the first time at the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

Their happiness was short-lived, and the two broke up soon after.


But just when fans thought it was over, they came in like a wrecking ball and got back together for a December 2011 CNN Heroes gala.


It wasn’t too long before rumours began to swirl that the on-again couple was engaged. Miley was spotted wearing a ring in March of 2012, but it wasn’t until June that they confirmed they were indeed getting married.


Almost like clockwork, by March of 2013, Miley was spotted without her ring, leading to whispers maybe the wedding wasn’t happening after all.

The couple broke hearts again when they called it off later that year, and began to see other people.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08:  MIley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth arrives at the "Paranoia" - Los Angeles Premiere at DGA Theater on August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Miley and Liam broke up once in 2013. Photo: Getty


Most notably, Miley dated Patrick Schwarzenegger in 2014.


Miley and Patrick break up.


It wouldn’t be a love story without a grand romantic turn of events, and Miley was mysteriously spotted wearing her ring again in 2016.

And Miley confirmed to Ellen that the wedding was back on!

She told Teen Vogue: “I think we’re both deeper than normal people. He’s very grateful for what he has, but he doesn’t let it go to his head. I’m like that too.”


Miley releases the song ‘Malibu’, which is a love song about Liam.


In December 2018, the duo surprised fans with Instagram posts of their low-key Nashville wedding. Surrounded by friends and family, Liam and Miley tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.

She posted a photo of the two with the caption, “this is probably our one millionth kiss,” melting the hearts of fans everywhere.


Now those same fans can feel their hearts breaking again, after a representative for Miley confirmed the couple had “agreed to separate”.

With additional reporting by Dani Golub.

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