The “Flowers” singer recently shed light into when she knew her and the Hunger Games star’s marriage had run its course, eight months after tying the knot and after over 10 years together.
“I have to slow down because this is actually serious,” Miley said in her “Used To Be Young” TikTok series Sept. 5. “So Glastonbury was in June, which was when the decision had been made that me and Liam’s commitment to be married just really came from—a place of love first, because we’ve been together for 10 years—but also from a place of trauma and just trying to rebuild as quickly as we could.”
Mile—who hit the stage at the music festival on June 30, 2019—went on to explain, “The day of the show was the day that I had decided that it was no longer going to work in my life to be in that relationship.”
“So that was another moment where the work, the performance, the character came first,” Miley continued. “I guess that’s why it’s now so important to me for that not to be the case. The human comes first.”
After a decade-long on-again/off-again relationship with Liam, whom she met on the set of their 2009 movie The Last Song, the pair wed in December 2018. However, just months later, Liam filed for divorce in August 2019, with the pair finalizing it in January 2020.
But even though it didn’t last, Miley previously noted she doesn’t regret their marriage.
“I wouldn’t erase my story or want it to be erased,” she told British Vogue in May. “Having an interesting life makes for interesting storytelling.”
But these days, Miley and Liam have each found love again, with the Hannah Montana alum dating musician Maxx Morando since late 2021. A source told E! last October that “their relationship is very serious.”
Meanwhile, Liam has kept his romances out of the spotlight since his split from the Grammy winner, but has since moved on with model Gabriella Brooks.
After going Instagram official in 2021, an insider told E! News that Liam’s family “very much approves and likes having her around. They are happy for Liam that he has found someone that brings out the best in him.”
Now if you’re ready to make the climb back into time, keep scrolling for everything Miley has said about her breakup with Liam…
Despite the split, Miley acknowledged the spark they felt while filming the 2010 movie The Last Song.
“I think one of the elements that made that movie feel so special,” she shared on TikTok in September 2023, “was it was watching two very young people fall in love with each other, which was happening in real time and real life.”
Miley added, “So the chemistry was undeniable, and that was the beginning of a long, 10-year relationship.”
Miley revealed in September 2023 that she knew their marriage was over at the 2019 Glastonbury music festival.
She said in a TikTok video, “So Glastonbury was in June which was when the decision had been made that me and Liam’s commitment to be married just really came from—a place of love first, because we’ve been together for 10 years—but also from a place of trauma and just trying to rebuild as quickly as we could.”
Miley added, “The day of the show was the day that I had decided that it was no longer going to work in my life to be in that relationship.”
Miley has noted the irony of critics who thinks she’s too out there and provocative with the reality: that she married her first love (and first other stuff) after a very long engagement.
“I didn’t go all the way with a dude…I was 16,” she said on an August 2020 episode of Barstool Sports’ Call Your Daddy podcast, reflecting on her first hook-up. “I ended up marrying the guy, so that’s pretty crazy.”
Asked to confirm that the guy she married was the first guy she hooked up with, Miley admitted, “Yeah, which I lied and said that he wasn’t the first, so I didn’t seem like a loser.”
After years of proving they were in no rush to get married, Miley and Liam surprised everyone by actually saying “I do” on Dec. 23, 2018, about six weeks after their Malibu home burned down amid a surge of wild fires in Southern California.
The fire “removed me from what no longer was serving its purpose,” Miley reflected to Rolling Stone. “And then as you drown, you reach for that lifesaver and you want to save yourself. I think that’s really what, ultimately, getting married was for me. One last attempt to save myself.”
Similarly, she told Howard Stern in a December 2020 interview about how she went from losing a houseful of possessions to gaining a husband, “Me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it and not wanting to go, you know, ‘What could be purposeful about this?’ I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him. And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
The girl had “freedom” tattooed across her right knuckles, for Pete’s sake. ‘Nuff said.
(Though she did elaborate, telling Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in August 2020, ” I just feel this sense of freedom, and I think that’s a word I’ve probably used pretty consistently.”)
In other news – Bruce Springsteen postpones tour dates due to peptic ulcer disease
The musician, 73, took to social media on Wednesday, September 6, to reveal he’s suffering from peptic ulcer disease. He announced that his September performances are on hold as doctors have advised him to take the month off to rest and treat the illness.
“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow’s show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY,” the statement read. “Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows.” Read More