Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have apparently called off their engagement again

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I kept going back and forth on Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. I couldn’t decide if they pissed me off or if I sort of liked them. I sort of liked them because I think he’s a good influence on her and I think she’s happier when she can identify herself as Liam’s low-key girlfriend. On the other hand, I disliked the narrative that Miley “went crazy” without Liam and he’s the only one who can “contain” her. In any case, I think we should all buckle up, because Crazy Twerking Miley is probably coming back shortly. Miley has deleted all of her Instagram posts, which is surely a sign that something is up. And then this news broke in the Aussie press:

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly called off their wedding. A source told OK! Australia on Thursday that the Hollywood power couple could not agree on when they should have children. The insider claimed Hunger Games star Liam, 28, was eager to settle down and become a dad but Miley, 25, isn’t yet ready.

‘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. ‘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.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I feel like… Liam and his people are the ones driving this narrative and it will be interesting to see what Miley ends up saying. She’s 25 years old and she’s been with Liam, off and on, for something like eight years. Liam is the only real “grown-up” relationship she’s ever had. Of course she has doubts and it’s completely normal to not be ready for marriage and motherhood at the age of 25.

I like the Hemsworth bros, but I feel like they have very concrete ideas about the kind of women they need to be with: they all want to be with women who are simply happy as wives and mothers, women who don’t have much of a career. Which is fine, and the world would be a much better place if men came out and said that they feel that way ahead of time. But it feels like Miley’s cold-feet are linked to the fact that she’s not ready to give up her career and settle in to just letting Liam be “the star.” She knows what he wants: he wants her to give up everything she’s got going on in her career to have his babies and be his plus-one. And I don’t blame her for not being ready for that.

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  1. Maya says:

    Shame since Liam seems to be only who can make her behave sensible.

    Chris cheats left, right and centre while Liam is faithful and yet, Chris is the one with a family…

    • ShinyGrenade says:

      Are you forgetting Liam’s incident with January Jones? He might be a serial cheater too.

      • Original Jenns says:

        There were also reports of him getting cozy with Emma Watson when Miley wasn’t at an awards show. I don’t think anything happened, but witness statements were along the lines of “I wouldn’t be happy seeing my fiancé so smitten with someone else”

    • Natalie S says:

      I didn’t know Hemsworth cheats. He was my favorite Chris.

    • OG Cleo says:

      I always see this mentioned everywhere and I somewhat believe it, but are there actual receipts/sources for this?

    • jammypants says:

      I have never once heard Chris cheats. Unless there is proof, I call bs.

      • Maya says:

        Come to London and go to famous nightclubs – you can see Chris cheat with your own eyes.

        It’s a known secret over here..

    • Enough Already says:

      Why in the hell should anyone “make” a woman behave sensibly? Ugh.

      • Maya says:

        You turned this into a sexist comment, I didn’t.

        I say the same about Vanessa made Johnny Depp behave sensible, Denise Richards kind of made Charlie behave sensible.

      • Otaku Fairy... says:

        “I say the same about Vanessa made Johnny Depp behave sensible, Denise Richards kind of made Charlie behave sensible.”

        Uh, that’s actually more problematic than the original comment Enough Already was talking about. It falsely makes some female pop star in her early 20′s rebelling against modesty, manufacturing nontroversy, and experimenting with drugs equivalent to two middle-aged fathers abusing women and being out-of-control addicts and makes Charlie Sheen and Johnny Depp’s destructive and abusive behaviors about the kind of women they’re with.
        It’s interesting though that the only time we see men being called out for the behaviors of the women in their lives for a change (instead of the other way around) is when the subject is mostly about sex.

      • tealily says:

        Nobody “makes” anyone behave in any particular way, nor should a partner be held responsible for his or her partner’s actions. That’s absurd and unhealthy.

      • Derriere says:

        Stop pearl clutching. Some partners bring a calmness to the other. She isn’t saying Liam is the end-all-be-all of Miley’s wellness, but it’s likely that he’s a contributing factor. He is also not responsible for Miley’s wellness.

        But if you aren’t changed in some way by being with someone, they probably aren’t worth your time. Or you are wasting theirs.

    • BooRadley says:

      What?? sources please?

    • Alissa says:

      I don’t think Liam determines whether she behaves sensibly or not. I think she’s an adult who has made choices all along the way, and we would have had issues if our lives were under a magnifying glass since a preteen age.

      anyway, Liam put a video on his Instagram story of the two of them hanging out, so I’m guessing this is just a shady rumor by an unreliable Aussie tabloid.

  2. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Agree. I was definitely too young at 25. I can’t see Miley being a mom actually. For some, 25 works.

  3. Mia4s says:

    Eh. The source looks to be an Aussie tabloid so massive grain of salt, but I agree completely with what you said.

    Plus if the timing of kids was really was the issue that put the brakes on this then I applaud them (or the one who realized it). I’ve seen what happens when one partner agrees to have a baby to “please” the other. It’s…not good. It’s really not good.

    • kosmos says:

      They apparently have a strong attraction to each other; however, that doesn’t always mean two people will make good long time partners. In this case, I don’t blame Miley for not wanting children until she is ready. She still seems like a semi-child herself, so this is something you should not rush into. He needs to realize that. Perhaps there are other issues as well. I never saw Miley as being really mature or ready for marriage. I’m thinking they may not be that well suited in the end. If he cheats, then Miley should definitely move on. Cheating complicates things even more. They really need to WAIT for marriage and definitely wait longer for children, or they need to agree to split up and find other partners.

  4. Aloe Vera says:

    I got married for the first time at 25. I divorced not long after and I will be encouraging both my daughters to wait until they are closer to 30 to settle down. Theres much too much fun to be had in your 20′s to be married!

    • Zip says:

      Getting married does not automatically change anything in your life apart from your legal status. Also, what kind of “fun” are you supposed to be having in your 20′s that you can’t have later in life or within a marriage?

      • Slowsnow says:

        Exactly. Whe I read this kind of thing I was always lament the restricted view on marriage and our later years in life.
        There are no rules for humans. Moreover, had my mum told me the same thing I would have been miserable as I met and got together with my partner at 19 and we’re still together 22 years later.
        We’ve lived in 3 countries and have 4 kids, we both have fulfiing careers and a joyfull and fun life.
        There are no recipes, is my recipe. Help people find their own path and their own truth.
        Moerover, for many people the 20′s are a complex decade because of depression, immaturity, coming to terms with the impossibility of certain goals, loss, etc.
        Not everyone is the same and this kind of soundbite scares me a bit.

      • srn5977 says:

        This Zip!!! I was married at 25 and don’t think I missed out on anything! Why is the though that you have to stop going out and having fun once married. Some of our best memories were in the seven years we waited to have kids! We were on the same page about kids and waiting though which Miley and Liam may not be!

      • S says:

        I think there’s no one right way to be married…or unmarried. I think trust you gut is the best advice. If you’re feeling uncertain; nothing wrong with taking a step back. I can cite anecdotal relationship successes and failures at every age, in every combination of marrying young, old, after living together, without living together, having kids early, having kids late, having no kids, etc.

        Every relationship is its own, unique story and there is no 1, or even 100, “right” way(s) to love.

      • SympathyRage says:

        @ZIP literally your entire life is what you are missing by having kids and a marriage. It isn’t that it is bad to have either (at any age), but don’t even attempt to act offended that we are all aware of why things like reproductive rights and female emancipation are so important. 25 is too young. It shouldn’t be banned, and I know a few super-young couples who grew togethet to have wonderful lives over the decades. I also know that the majority of the marriages that haven’t ended in divorce have been miserable and toxic for both the couple *and* their children. 25 is too young, especially when one has not had any kind of formal education. It is not living a full, whole life. Chris is too young, too, especially considering he has spent his entire 20′s dating an overgrown child with a personality disorder.

      • laura-j says:

        Slowsnow: That’s pretty shaming comment. I was married young and did miss my 20s, and after divorcing him I do regret it.

        There is a lot of fun to be had not compromising in a relationship. Travel, partying (if you want to), up and moving, sleeping with boys or girls (if you want), working on your career, living alone or with friends, getting to know yourself before being a wife/mother… lots and lots of things. Relationships are great, marriages are great, kids are great, but each one of these things do require some sort of compromise anyone who says otherwise hasn’t done it.

        Shaming someone in their 20s for wanting to have single “fun” isn’t fair.

        I absolutely love my partner, and I’m very glad I had a decade of alone time to do my thing. Makes me a better partner now.

    • Swack says:

      My daughter has advised my oldest grandson to live several years with his fiance before they marry because you really don’t know a person until you live with them.

    • Evelyn says:

      Different people want different things. I personally would never marry at 25, even though I had met my current partner by then and was very much in love, but I could never preach on behalf of other people.

      I mean, lots of people have a master’s degree and are already building their career at 25. Several of my friends had already started Phd’s. One had written a novel and a screenplay. 25 is grown up, even though it’s young. If traveling around the globe and doing the single girl dating scene isn’t your jam, there’s no reason why marriage at 25 shouldn’t work out. We all have different needs and aspirations.

    • sara says:

      Yikes. A coworker who’d had a horrible marriage and messy divorce used to tell me “Don’t ever get married.” Today is my 4th wedding anniversary and I am completely happy in my marriage. My brother was married at 23 and this year they’re celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They still act like newlyweds.I’m sorry that you had a bad experience with it, but it just means it didn’t work out for you. It’s not to say it doesn’t work out for other people.

    • noway says:

      It’s not that you can’t have fun being married in your twenties. I know I did. Actually a lot more than when I was single for the early part of my twenties. Just the way it worked out for me. I was too absorbed in myself and career as a young single twenty-something to have fun.
      However, for my daughter I would also tell her to think long and hard about marriage in your twenties. One I think you haven’t quite figured yourself out in your twenties, and it’s hard to stay married and grow with each other if you have too many questions about yourself. Second if it was wanting a family and how you are going to raise them, well good for both Miley and Liam for talking about it and realizing they aren’t at the same place. It’s just not good to force a third party into that situation.

    • Erinn says:

      Reading the comments here is kind of stunning. I married my high school sweetheart at 24. I went away to college and did the long distance thing so I had a good chunk of time living on my own.

      Hands down, I have been my happiest when I am with him.

      Look. Getting married young doesn’t mean much. There’s PLENTY of men and women in their 40s, 50s, 60s etc who have miserable relationships. Plenty of people in all age ranges are immature, petty, toxic, disgusting human beings. It has nothing to do with age.

      If you’re getting married young just because its the “thing to do” or because you want a provider or for the kids or because you are guilted into it it’s going to probably fail. If you’re getting married for those reasons at ANY AGE its probably going to fail.

      There’s so much shade thrown at people who get married young. But guess what – people mature at different rates. People have different backgrounds.

      The sad thing is the need for people to negatively judge the choice that differed from their own. There’s this kind of bizarre need for people to look down upon what didn’t work for them or on what they didn’t choose to do for themselves. And I think it’s a kind of attempt to validate their own choices and confirm to themselves that they’ve made the *BEST* of all choices.

      I do question what a lot of people think of their spouse thougg? What kind of marriages are people getting into that they have to give up fun? Did I miss the memo that when I signed my marriage documents suddenly my life was over? Suddenly I could only sit on the side lines and watch OTHER people have fun? If compromising with what another person wants to do makes your life so devoid of joy that you no longer can be happy then either you’re unrelenting and selfish or you’re married to someone who is. Don’t marry someone who hates the things you love and shares no interests or goals or priorities. If you’re living a life feeling like you’re shackled to the “old ball and chain” then don’t be married regardless of age. If you’re unwilling to make some compromises then don’t have coworkers, family, or friends. Because there’s not a single aspect of life where you’re never going to have to consider what other people want or need unless you’re legit living life as a hermit.

      Some people have bad marriages. Some of those people are young. Some of them are old. Marrying for the wrong reasons to the wrong person are the reasons that you don’t get to enjoy your life or have fun. It has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with age. And lets be serious, Miley at 25 has lived a hell of a lot more life than most people will live by the time they’re twice her age. Some people will never have even a fraction of the fun and experience that she’s had in their entire life.

      • S says:


        This. All of this.

      • Ange says:

        I see a lot of women who marry and then turn into some sort of indentured domestic servant to their man and that is only intensified when kids come along. An older woman who is more confident in herself may be able to avoid that a lot easier than a younger woman who is still finding her feet in the world.

        Personally I don’t think there’s anything wrong with encouraging women to live many years of adult life single and independent. Your life is only YOUR life for a short period of time where you answer to absolutely nobody and nothing. Enjoy it!

      • Atpeace says:

        Perfect comment, Erinn.

      • lily of the Catty says:

        Erinn – Your responses are always well thought out and articulated and I always look forward to what you contribute here.

  5. TheHeat says:

    I took a quick look at Liam’s IG and all of this posts with Miley are still on there. Her deleting all of her posts could be some sort of PR type move (others have done this in the past).
    Since this is coming from the DM, I think I’ll reserve any actual opinion for a bit.
    I like them together, so I’m going to root for them a little longer.

  6. Shambles says:

    Just saying: many artists, like Taylor Swift and Mac Miller, delete all their Instagram posts when they’re about to release new music. This seems like much ado about nothing— this Aussie press outlet probably saw her blank Instagram as dollar signs and tried to make a story out of it. I don’t believe this, yet.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      This. Several artists have done this in just the past year or so. Sounds like the tabloid is building a narrative off of that instead of going for the more obvious answer, which is PR.

  7. Beth says:

    Best not to get married unless you’re completely sure. They’re both still young and have plenty of time

  8. Millenial says:

    Well, if this is true, then Liam’s light is on and the next girl who comes along will be pregnant and wedded in two years. Miley should prepare herself for that eventuality. It might not be what she wants, but it might still burn a bit when it happens.

  9. Caity says:

    Um as an Aussie I would not trust the journalism of OK mag. They’re not very reputable
    Liam still has mileys pics on his insta. They’re probs still together

  10. Sayrah says:

    Tabloid fodder is my guess. It’s too obvious. Miley is still too wild and Liam needs a woman to settle down and have his babies? I don’t buy it.

  11. Div says:

    As others said, deleting all pics has been done by others for PR reasons like new music. The OK source is very sketch, so I don’t know if I buy this yet

  12. L says:

    They were spotted at an aiport in Nashville not too long ago. Doesn’t Miley have a house/ranch there?

    I think Miley deleting her posts on insta is just her starting fresh for when she releases her new music. She has been working on an album.

  13. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    Yeah, her social media manager from her management company has been seen hitting up some of the main platforms for meetings like Spotify, IG, etc… New music is coming probz. I’d say this strategy of deleting everything to cause commotion is tiring, but the fandom is too intertwined in it to see and know better lol.

  14. Case says:

    I don’t really buy this. They’re both quite young still and Miley does not give off the impression that she’s interested in settling down right now in the slightest, so I doubt Liam would expect that of her.

    I think they seem like a nice couple. Hope they last.

  15. Amelie says:

    I just had fun googling Miley’s dating history haha which brought me to some fun pictures of the Jonas Brothers and Miley in the 2006-2009 era. I forgot she dated Nick Jonas during her Disney Channel days but I remember her dating a much older guy for awhile and I was right! She dated this guy called Justin Gaston when she was 15 and he was… 20! Looking at pics of them together is kind of disturbing as she looks SO young and you can clearly tell the guy is college age. Apparently her dad introduced them after this guy appeared on a reality show her dad hosted and he even moved in with them. Her parents were okay with this apparently!

    It wasn’t long after her break up with Justin that she did the Last Song and met Liam. She was 17 when they started dating so pretty young. She seems to be less out of control when she is with him but I wouldn’t know necessarily if it’s a healthy relationship. They broke up for a number of years before getting back together so… I dunno, I don’t think he will end up being “The One” for her. I think she will settle down with someone else.

  16. Pandy says:

    Sorry, but Liam will always be Miley’s Plus One … she’s more famous. Too bad he couldn’t give up his “career” to be the stay at home Dad he so desperately wants to be *eyeroll*

  17. tealily says:

    I forgot they even got back together.

  18. HeyThere! says:

    Getting married didn’t change my life at all! LOL We had a great relationship before and years later still have it. When you find someone you mesh well with, it just works(I think). I will say having babies changed it all, and was a big challenge to find our groove as parents, than husband/wife. Thankfully we figured it out! LOL Everyone is sleep deprived, mentally and physically beat(from giving birth), hangry, crabby, baby that cries nonstop if not being in someone’s arms…you get it. Lol

  19. xdanix says:

    This story isn’t true at all- I’m not sure how it’s spread this fast, but there’s a video of them in an airport together yesterday.

    Editing to add- Liam just posted a video of them dancing in a car on his ig story, looking perfectly happy and not broken up. Which is one way to refute the rumours I guess!

  20. sara says:

    How would Liam plan to be the star of that relationship? Other than The Hunger Games, he hasn’t been in anything notable or successful. He’s a terrible actor. Miley is the one who brings home the bacon.

  21. Stephieblob says:

    This sounds like it’s coming from Miley’s camp. He seems a little too good for her…I mean if she wasn’t famous…

  22. Lisa says:

    It’s always so odd to me that everyone forgets or didn’t notice how crazy Liam was too. Miley wasn’t a lone wild child.

  23. Ennie says:

    I don’t think she’s very stable or really mature , due to her US bringing and early fame. I think she wants (ina way) a stable life with him, but it’s better if she won’t Commit to it and make a mistake.
    She has seen happy long term couples and families, she probably wants that, but it’s hard for her to be/ really work for it. I don’t think that Luke wants to be the breadwinner, Inthink he knows her well enough, but she is the one with more issues.

  24. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    My sister married at 24/25 and she has 4 kids and a THRIVING career as a circuit court judge. She practiced law the entire time she was married and raising kids – so, no, 25 isn’t “too young.” It depends on the person. Some people can hack it, some can’t. I’m still single at 38 because I DEFINITELY wasn’t ready for marriage at 25, my youngest sister just turned 31 and isn’t married yet – but my mom and oldest sister both married young.

    The implication that someone is missing out on life by getting married young is a bit offensive. By the time someone is 24 or 25, they generally know their own mind.

  25. Mettel Ray says:

    Liam just posted an instagram story 5 hours ago, where they were driving around, looking completely fine and happy. I’m guessing it’s just to stir up some gossip right before new music is released or something. Otherwise I haven’t heard much about them so, it wouldn’t be a surprise that she wants to gain some attention before coming out with a new song like somebody already pointed out in the comments.

  26. raincoaster says:

    If she doesn’t want to get married, it really doesn’t make much sense to get engaged.

    Does anyone remember when she used to sing? She was pretty good at that. I wonder when she’ll ever do that again.

  27. Lady Medusa says:

    Getting married young is fine if you’re OK with most likely getting divorced. Sometimes it works out great, sure. But the truth is that people who marry young typically change and grow apart, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Being in love and having fun in your 20s doesn’t necessarily equal being compatible life partners in your 30s or 40s, and no amount of compromise can change that. There’s a reason for the “starter marriage” cliche.