A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s Rocky Relationship
July 19, 2018
Ever since we saw the chemistry between
and Miley Cyrus with our own eyes during Liam Hemsworth The Last Song, we started to accept that, perhaps, she and weren’t soulmates after all. And even though they’ve been on-again, off-again for almost an entire decade now, we still ship Miam hard, Nick Jonas especially since pesky breakup rumors are plaguing their relationship once again.
NGL, Miley and Liam have weathered many media superstorms, so we have total faith that they’ll make it through the most recent round of breakup rumors, too. After all, the
Hunger Games actor debunked these rumors himself today on Instagram, so we know the power couple is still going strong. Still, it’s worth taking a look back at Miley and Liam’s nearly 10-year-long history. Shall we?
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June 2009: Met on the set of
The Last Song
If you're a true Miam shipper, you're well aware that the couple first met on the set of
The Last Song. If you've seen it — which, LBR, who hasn't? — you know all about their on-screen chemistry, and if you're anything like us, you were probably super excited to find out that it wasn't just for show, but that it was actually the real deal!
Although we'd still have to wait a while for Miley or Liam to confirm that they were actually together themselves, Miley did make our hearts flutter when she referred to Liam as her "best friend" several months later in an interview with
Seventeen. Dating your bestie? That's a recipe for success if you ask us!
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March 2010: Made their red carpet debut as a couple
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Several months after Miley called Liam her BFF, fans learned what they suspected all along, which was that they were
definitely more than just friends. The couple made its first public appearance at an Oscars event in March 2010, and also walked The Last Song red carpet together.
Only a few months after that, though, it seemed that things were even more serious than we ever suspected. In a June 2010 interview about her
Can't Be Tamed album with MTV News, Miley said, "There are a lot of songs that are about Liam. All of them are about him in a way, but it's also about past relationships that you gotta get over and move on and just about freeing yourself from anything that you feel holds you back." Yeah... multiple songs about Liam? We told you it was serious!
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August 2010: They had their first breakup
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By summer 2010, people were shipping Miley and Liam HARD, which is why it was super disappointing when the couple split for what would be the first time in August of that year.
Although we have no way of knowing what truly went on behind the scenes, reports claimed that the split was caused by Miley's demanding work schedule, and TBH, it makes a lot of sense. Miley is one of the most famous celebrities of our time, so keeping up with her was probably next to impossible.
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September 2010: They got back together
Don't worry, y'all! Miley and Liam's first-ever breakup didn't last very long. In September 2010, the two were spotted around town looking together, raising more than a few eyebrows. Photos surfaced of them running errands and grabbing food, which could only mean one thing: they were back on.
Of course, photos of the pair galavanting around town weren't enough to convince some people that Miam was a thing again, but don't worry... there were more where those came from! That same month, photos surfaced of the couple making out in a car on Melrose Avenue, so yeah... it's safe to say that things were heating up between Miley and Liam again. YAY!
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November 2010: They broke up... again
Around two months later, it appeared that Miley and Liam fell on hard times once again. According to
E!, although they weren't necessarily broken up, they were on a "time out." Yikes!
Unfortunately, the "time out" wound up looking a whole lot like a breakup because, soon after, Miley made headlines for reaching a whole new level of rebellion. Not only was the former Disney star exposed for doing salvia at a party, but she was also spotted making out with
Avan Jogia. Well, it was all part of the process, we suppose!
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April 2011: They got back together but were "taking it slow"
Good news, fam! Although Miley's behavior post-breakup concerned many fans, the two managed to rekindle their romance the following April, sending those who've been in love with them since
The Last Song into an absolute frenzy. This time, they seemed more committed to making it work, with insiders telling E! News that they were "taking it slow and just enjoying each other's company." What a relief!
The good news doesn't end there, though! December of that year, Liam and Miley walked the red carpet at the CNN Heroes Gala, and NGL, they looked very much in love. Around two months later, Liam opened up to
Details magazine about his true feelings toward Miley, saying she makes him "really happy." They then continued to make several high-profile red carpet appearances together. Ugh... SWOON!
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June 2012: They finally announced their engagement
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By summer 2012, we were all used to Miley and Liam's on-again, off-again drama, so when we found out that the couple was
engaged, we were shook in the best possible way!
MiCy made the announcement via
People, saying, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam." Interestingly enough, this was a far cry from what she said just a few short months before when engagement rumors began swirling after she was spotted wearing a ring. Hmm...
In response to the engagement rumors, which plagued the couple in March of that year, Miley tweeted, "I'm not engaged. I've worn this same ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to talk about! It's a topaz people!" Regardless, a full-blown engagement was right around the corner.
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March 2013: Miley denied rumors that they called off their engagement
Even though celebrity engagements are exciting AF, it typically doesn't take very long for tabloids to report that these engaged couples have called off the wedding. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly what happened to Miam in March of 2013, but don't worry... Miley was quick to clap back.
In response to the hurtful rumors, the "Wrecking Ball" singer tweeted, "I am so sick of La. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn't call off my wedding. Taking a break from social media. #draining" Poor Miley! But hey... at least she set the record straight!
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August 2013: They made their last engaged red carpet appearance together (for a while)
Once the duo hit the red carpet at the LA premiere of
Paranoia, fans pretty much knew something was going on with the couple... and it wasn't something good. As you can tell, neither Miley or Liam look happy to be there, and at this point, they were probably just saving face for the sake of their engagement and their fans.
What we now know is that this red carpet appearance was the last one before Miley and Liam called off their engagement. No worries, though. We're nowhere near the end of Miley and Liam's love story. Keep readin'!
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September 2013: Rep confirmed they called off the engagement
Around one month after their cringe-worthy red carpet appearance, Miley stunned fans when she decided to
unfollow Liam on Twitter. Of course, this was a clear sign that the two were no longer together, and at this point, all we were waiting for was confirmation from her people.
Confirmation from Miley's rep came a mere three days after she unfollowed her former fiancé, and even though we knew it was coming, it was still extremely sad. To make matters worse, Liam was seen making out with Mexican actress and singer
in September, which was the same month Miley lost it while performing "Wrecking Ball." NGL, even thinking about it five years later hits us right in the feels. OUCH! Eiza Gonzalez
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November 2014: Miley moved on with Patrick Schwarzenegger
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After not hearing about any Miley and Liam drama for a while, the actor gave us a flicker of hope in July 2014 when he allegedly told some pals that he and Miley will "always be best friends."
Even though we were rooting for Miam to get back together after that news, things took an unexpected turn when she began dating
Patrick Schwarzenegger in November of that same year.
Clearly, MiCy and Patrick weren't soulmates, because unlike her relaysh with Liam, it didn't last very long. After getting together in November, the couple split in April, paving the way for yet another Miley-Liam reunion. YASSS!
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November 2015: Miley seemed to be back in the picture
In November 2015, not only did Miley and Liam appear to be back in each other's lives, but they both seemed to have grown up... a lot. Both the singer and the Aussie actor have always bonded over their love for animals, which is why fans totally freaked when they found out Miley helped him adopt his new pup.
In addition to helping him rescue an adorable new dog, Miley also began to appear in photos with Liam's friends and family in January 2016. The photo above, for example, was posted by
Elsa Pataky, the wife of Liam's hunky AF brother, Chris Hemsworth. In some of the photos, Miley even appeared to be wearing her engagement ring. Further confirmation the two were back on came when moving trucks were spotted outside of Liam's house.
And that's not all! Once fans found out about the moving trucks, all they were waiting for was confirmation from their reps. Luckily, three days later a rep confirmed to
People that they were engaged again and that Miley was "beyond happy." We're not crying... YOU ARE!
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October 2016: Miley confirmed their engagement was back on
Hearing that a celeb couple is engaged from their reps is one thing, but it's a whole other, much better thing when the celebrity confirms it themselves. In an appearance on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2016, Miley confirmed the news herself, and of course, the folks watching at home (us included) were FREAKING out.
Miley's confirmation came several months after Liam's May interview with
GQ, in which he got candid about their split and how hard it was on the both of them.
Liam told the mag, "At the time we were going in different directions and it's just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time — we both needed that." He also hinted that the couple was back on, saying, "People will figure it out, they already have... They're not dumb." He's right... our detective skills are top notch.
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September 2017: Miley said marriage wasn't on her radar
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Despite being happily engaged, which was clear in several
lovey-dovey posts on their respective social media pages, Miley threw us all for a loop in September of last year when she told The Sun that marriage wasn't even on her radar. Uhh... WHAT?!
She told the newspaper, "I don't envision marriage. I'm 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]." While we
totally understand her decision to wait a while before getting married, we can't even lie... we'd marry Liam Hemsworth tomorrow if he asked.
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July 2018: More breakup rumors
At this point, we think we can all agree that Miley and Liam are the perfect match. That's why we simply can't tolerate any false rumors that their relationship is once again on the rocks. Luckily, after an
OK! Australia source claimed the couple broke up due to disagreements about their future, Liam himself took to social media to debunk the claim.
In an adorable video he posted to his
Instagram story, Liam scared MiCy during a car ride together and it was HILARIOUS. TBH, once video footage surfaced of the couple in the airport together, we knew the claims were false, but it's still nice that the Hunger Games actor confirmed this himself via Instagram. Thanks, Liam!