U.S. singer Miley Cyrus and husband Australian actor Liam Hemsworth have split after a decade-long, at times story relationship Photo: AFP/File
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Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media

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By Kyle GRILLOT

Pop star Miley Cyrus and her husband actor Liam Hemsworth have agreed to separate after less than a year of marriage, People magazine has reported.

"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and their careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals," a representative for Cyrus was quoted as telling People.

Cyrus's management team did not immediately reply to AFP requests for confirmation.

People said that rumors of a split between the 26-year-old singer and her Australian husband, who is 29, began a day earlier when Cyrus -- who has been ranked as one of the world's most powerful celebrities -- posted a photo of herself on Instagram not wearing a wedding ring.

The couple have had a long and at times stormy relationship.

They met in 2009 while filming the romantic drama "The Last Song." In 2012 they were engaged, but ended the engagement the following year.

In 2016, they were engaged again.

And in December 2018 they married in a private ceremony at their home in Nashville, Tennessee, only a month after losing their California home in a wildfire.

But in an interview for Elle magazine's current issue, Cyrus said that she didn't like the idea of being called "wife," which she said was "confusing."

She said she did not "fit into a stereotypical wife role" and that she was "very sexually attracted to women." Cyrus reportedly declared as a young teen that she was "pansexual."

The daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus and of actress/producer Tish Cyrus, Miley has had a huge profile in the entertainment world. She played in the Disney series "Hannah Montana," repeatedly hosted "Saturday Night Live" and served as a coach on the television singing competition "The Voice."

She was MTV's Artist of the Year in 2013, and was selected the same year by Time magazine as a finalist for Person of the Year honors.

Hemsworth -- whose brothers Chris and Luke are also actors -- has starred in movies including "Isn't It Romantic" and the "Hunger Games" series.

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Weird pairing; he seems like a nice guy (maybe too nice) but Miley is really gross.

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Why the hell get married then if you didn't want to be called a wife? There are people fighting for equal rights across the world, for the right to marry someone who happens to be of the same sex. And yet, we have people marrying and divorcing willy-nilly, without much thought. Just who the heck is making a mockery of marriage?

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“Ever evolving...”. Thats some fadt evolving Miley - less than a year. But somehow the wirds evolution and Miley Cyrus dont seem to go together.

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But in an interview for Elle magazine's current issue, Cyrus said that she didn't like the idea of being called "wife," which she said was "confusing."

LOL too funny, actually I could never picture this tart as wife anyway!!

What a joke she is.

Hope Liam comes out with some $$ off the divorce, must have been a painful way to "live"!!

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always though Liam made a huge mistake, Miley getting restless she needs to be on stage half naked twirking in front of some men to have any meaning

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Is this article on Miley Cyrus is not a media invention?

Has not Father Billy Ray Cyrus and Mother Tish Cyrus, sold their daughter as a symbol of a contrived genetic strategy to stratify a distinct product need ? Is that naïve?. I dont think so

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Apparently, she licked his face a couple of times in front of photographers, which really peeved him off. The girl needs counseling.

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Miley Cyrus needed parenting, not thrown to the hell hole of social media

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Poor Miley Cyrus, all to blame.

She's another perfect target for angry men who fear women and hate youth.

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Poor Miley Cyrus, all to blame.

She's another perfect target for angry men who fear women and hate youth.

No. I know you make negative sweeping statements about men, but I don’t think this is all about men with fragile egos with a need to dominate.

She is a bit tacky. Lots of men are tacky too.

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No. I know you make negative sweeping statements about men, but I don’t think this is all about men with fragile egos with a need to dominate.

Calling her a "tart", saying she needs "counselling" etc. Nobody is saying that about Hemsworth.

She is a bit tacky. Lots of men are tacky too.

And yet, it's the women who are frequently abused here. Be they singers, actors, tennis players, politicians.

Why do you think this is, Jimizo?

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And yet, it's the women who are frequently abused here. Be they singers, actors, tennis players, politicians.

No.

Male singers get ripped - too old, past it, crap, plastic. Have you read what they write about boy bands?

Male actors get ripped - Hollyweird, preening SJWs, luvvies ( I do that ).

Male sports stars get ripped - NFL players taking the knee, whining kids like Neymar, preening Ronaldo, diving divas.

Male politicians get ripped and often for their looks - Trump and Johnson are two.

I just get the sense that you are very careful not to stereotype unless it comes to men, and then you are quick to see misogyny everywhere. I honestly took offense to your stereotyping of men. I wouldn’t dare do that about women and I don’t see why you see it as acceptable.

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Male singers get ripped - too old, past it, crap, plastic. Have you read what they write about boy bands?

Not me, fella. I'm not a music snob & I don't rag on people's looks, age, weight etc.

I just get the sense that you are very careful not to stereotype unless it comes to men

I'm reacting to the repetitive misogyny I read on a daily basis. It's rarely "oh, she's a great actor/player/politician". It tends to be "oh, she's hot/sexy/ugly etc" or some comment about her ethnicity.

I honestly took offense to your stereotyping of men

I've noticed. If you read my original comment, you'll see that I didn't say all men.

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Hannah Montana - Funny moments (part 1)...... I am a fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVhEP23OYo

look how does Hannah Montana morph into some degenerate cocotte?

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I've noticed. If you read my original comment, you'll see that I didn't say all men

The comment I’m referring to was about “the male ego” being fragile and having a need to dominate. I remember it because I’ve come across it before from feminists who give the movement a bad name by falling into outright stereotyping of men and seem to think that’s acceptable. It isn’t, and I object to that kind of stereotyping. The people who do this have a low opinion of men and see what they do from this prejudiced perspective.

I’m not a music snob either but I can say what I see about characters. Miley Cyrus is a bit tacky, Kanye is a clown, Bono has a messiah complex, Morrissey is an a###hole etc.

It is possible to criticise women without it being motivated by hatred of women. I don’t hate women. I don’t see them as a threat. I’m not afraid of strong women - I married one.

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The comment I’m referring to was about “the male ego” being fragile and having a need to dominate.

Fair enough, I didn't actually make that comment, though.

It is possible to criticise women without it being motivated by hatred of women. I don’t hate women. I don’t see them as a threat. I’m not afraid of strong women - I married one.

Of course. My comments aren't aimed at you specifically. And nobody should be free from criticism, whatever their gender etc.

It's just annoying when criticism stoops to commentary on mental health, sexual activity or how attractive they are etc.

Again, not from you.

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Apparently, she licked his face a couple of times in front of photographers, which really peeved him off. 

Imagine the uproar if a man had done that...

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Jeez, you people are rude. It's okay to have opinions about celebrities, but I'll never understand why people feel comfortable talking like that about others.

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@Toasted Heretic

My mistake. It wasn’t about dominating. You posted the following:

Unfortunately, the male ego is one of privilege and extraordinary fragility.

I was honestly offended by that. You know I respect you as a poster, but I don’t think this is fair, and this kind of idea leads to a very negative view of men.

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You posted the following:Unfortunately, the male ego is one of privilege and extraordinary fragility.

On this thread?

If not, then that's a bit unfair without context, Jimizo.

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It's okay to have opinions about celebrities

I'm not so sure about that. They are really just fictional characters as far as most people are concerned. Without knowing them in some way, we are just speculating who they are, based on a public image that may have little to do with who they are as people.

So I supposed Toasted is right in that sense. Calling this woman a tart is simply a form of projection that says more about the person speaking that Miley herself. She may be a horrible person, maybe not. But nobody here knows her at all, as far as I can see.

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@Toasted Heretic

So, you don’t think the male ego ( note the all-encompassing idea here) is one of privilege and extraordinary fragility?

Your context point is a fair one, I couldn’t find the thread where you said this but I could find a later one where I quoted it and asked you about it. I’m not looking for a fight here, and I repeat my respect for you, but I hope you don’t think this is a fair description of the male ego.

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"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and their careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals,"

Good grief. Ever-evolving? Why do so many modern media stars sound like such utter w*nkers? How about the truth - that as "dedicated parents to their animals", both Hemsworth and Cyrus are obviously too immature and self-centred for marriage and have no idea of how to make one work?

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I wish Miley Cyrus and Lian Hemsworth the very best in their future endeavours and hope their breakup is not too acrimonious.

I hope that the Hollywood couple will be able to agree with each other whilst also agreeing to disagree on certain topics.

I'm sure Miley and Liam will continue a mutual respect for each other, depite occasional misgivings.

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Miley doesn't get that being in a long term relationship of husband and wife means her attraction to women and other men can never be acted upon. She wanted an open marriage and that was never going to work.

Perhaps her privileged life has left her unable to resist basic urges and she thinks she should be allowed to be with whoever she wants, whenever she wants regardless of her status of being married. Poor Liam who would be more than enough for any other woman finds he is not enough for Miley. Good luck to him in the future and sadly, after a number of tries I fear Miley will end up alone and sad once her looks fade.

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This is Hollywood folks!

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 Poor Liam who would be more than enough for any other woman ...

Over-interpretation. Even if they are not celebs, many couples don't want outsiders to know their problems. I remember a family friend that asked divorce and told everybody "because I've met someone" . Actually there was a huge mess (cheating, health issues, debts...), things she did not want to discuss with the baker, the neighbor's sister in law, etc.

Has not Father Billy Ray Cyrus and Mother Tish Cyrus, sold their daughter

The Hemworth parents are maybe not different. They successfully marketed 3 offsprings.

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Well this gets Miley back into the spotlight since her father has been running things lately taking his horse down to Old Town Road.

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'Evolving'? Can't stay in a marriage, so you shuck it off like an old T-shirt. Marriages are meant to be worked out, for better or for worse. And her referring to herself as 'pansexual' sounds just too creepy. This marriage is totally bogus right from the start.

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Marriages are meant to be worked out, for better or for worse.

But sometimes they can't. If there's domestic abuse, for example. Not saying that's what's going on in this particular situation, obviously.

And her referring to herself as 'pansexual' sounds just too creepy.

Doesn't sound creepy at all. Sounds honest.

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These are all Hollywood's farce marriages. Other examples would be Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra etc.... Only believe the marriage is real when they have kids. Marriage among US celebrities is the same as saying "I do" in Vegas.

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parents to all of their animals

I just feel bad for the kids.

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How sad. The frivolous attitude towards marriage, sex and relationships of many of the rich and famous doesn't satisfy, but rather leads to more and more loneliness in the end.

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Calling her a "tart", saying she needs "counselling" etc. Nobody is saying that about Hemsworth.

well I havent yet seen any questionable behaviour from Hemsworth to justify any criticism. Miley well just have to look at her perfromances over the last few years. Would you as a parnet allow your daughter to look up to Miley as a role model!? I understand she wanted to shake that good girl Disney image but twirking half naked around on stage all in the name of fame , money, then deciding that being a wife wasnt something she wanted to be . Ive got no repect for degrading media whores whether they be men or women, just one step away from porn/prostitution. At least in prostitutes and porn actors you know they willing accept theyre selling their bodies for money

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Toasted HereticToday 12:21 am JSTMarriages are meant to be worked out, for better or for worse.

But sometimes they can't. If there's domestic abuse, for example. Not saying that's what's going on in this particular situation, obviously.

Domestic abuse makes a marriage invalid, a sham. There's no justifying that - ever.

And her referring to herself as 'pansexual' sounds just too creepy.

Doesn't sound creepy at all. Sounds honest.

'Pan' refers to 'everything' 'Pantheism' is the idea that God is everything - the whole Universe and everyone in it, all of us. 'Pansexual' -- does that imply that Miley is sexually attracted to (or has a fetish for) everything? That would include things like necrophilia, bestiality, incest, etc. That's creepy!

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'Pan' refers to 'everything' 'Pantheism' is the idea that God is everything - the whole Universe and everyone in it, all of us. 'Pansexual' -- does that imply that Miley is sexually attracted to (or has a fetish for) everything?

No, that's not what it means. It means everything human - male, female, transgender.

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pansexual

/panˈsɛkʃʊəl/

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adjective

adjective: pansexual; adjective: pan-sexual

1.

not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

noun

noun: pansexual; plural noun: pansexuals; noun: pan-sexual; plural noun: pan-sexuals

1.

a pansexual person.

As I said, nothing "creepy" about it at all. And yet, some still want to judge others for their sexuality.

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As far as these two are concerned believe nothing they say. Its all glitter and bs and publicity for their “careers”.

Agreed, genuine people keep their private lives private. Its weird so many are even in this day and age buying into the bs.

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Hhmm...really thought those two love birds were going to make it.

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Happened faster than I expected.

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Beats me why so many celebs even bother with marriage.  So many of them seem destined to fail.  This one was one of those.  At least Miley is being honest when she says she doesn't think she is marriage material.

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From an interview with Miley Cyrus. Thier marriage was doomed from the start.

After the wedding, Miley revealed she still considered herself “pansexual”, would “never be faithful” and hated being called a “wife”.

> “I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f***ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”

> She continued: “I have a new song, Never Be Me, and the chorus says, ‘If you’re looking for faithful, that’ll never be me. If you’re looking for stable, that’ll never be me.

“If you’re looking for someone that’ll be all that you need, that’s never going to be me.’

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If you’re looking for someone that’ll be all that you need, that’s never going to be me.’

Then she never should've got married in the first place. As for being a 'homemaker in an apron', what decade/century are we living in anyway?

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