Miley Cyrus on Saturday announced her separation from husband Liam Hemsworth after less than a year of marriage.
Cyrus, 26, said through her representative that she and Hemsworth had decided to “focus on themselves and careers.”
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” the rep said in a statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”
A day earlier, Cyrus and longtime friend Kaitlynn Carter were photographed making out at a crowded pool while vacationing together in Lake Como, Italy. Carter recently announced her breakup from reality TV personality Brody Jenner, a son of Caitlyn Jenner.
Cyrus prompted speculation about her marriage earlier in the weekend by appearing without her ring in a series of vacation photos that she uploaded to Instagram. Last week, Cyrus during a performance of her hit “Wrecking Ball” in Glastonbury, England, “I’m fucking sick of men.”
— Miley Cyrus Updates (@MileyUpdates) June 28, 2019
A source allegedly told the tabloid that he gave her a “tongue lashing” over her behavior at the Met Gala earlier in the month.
“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 person is quoted as saying. “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.”
Miley Cyrus dropped hints ahead of her separation
Cyrus, whose latest music video was a raunchy tribute to feminism, had previously said that traditional marriage was not a good fit for her.
In a July interview with Elle magazine, she called her union “confusing, complex and modern” and said that she was still attracted to women.
“I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a fucking apron cooking dinner?” she said. “I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”
In February, Cyrus told Vanity Fair that she remained “a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community” and suggested that she was not attracted to Hemsworth as a man.
“People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever,” she said. “What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality.”
In 2015, Cyrus announced she was “pansexual” and “literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.” The following year, she declared herself very “gender-neutral.”