Miley Ray Cyrus (née Destiny Hope) and Liam Hemsworth weren’t supposed to fall in love. When they met on the set of Nicholas Sparks’ in 2009, Miley was dating an underwear model and Liam had a lass back in Australia.They came from different worlds: Miley sprung from the cavernous maw of Billy Ray Cyrus, while Liam was born in Australia, where the local populace believes Billy Ray Cyrus does not formally exist. But the moment Miley, a small-town girl whose tummy turns when she feels kind of homesick, laid eyes on Liam, a strapping gentleman with many a strapping brother, sparks couldn’t help but fly.
By September of 2013, though, the two had ended said engagement, likely because Miley refused to admit that her father was just a figment of America’s collective imagination.
They went on, separately, to do great things: Miley redefined the concept of what is and what is not a wearable garment, and Liam starred in movies and continued to have multiple brothers.
As the years passed, new loves and Wayne Coynes came and went, but the exes continued to speak kindly about one another in the press, with Liam recently telling , “I mean, look—we were together five years, so I don't think those feelings will ever change.
And that's good because that proves to me that it was real. It really was an important part of my life and always will be.” This sort of waffling both elated and confused every person and entertainment journalist in Miley’s home country, but not in Liam’s Australia, where everyone says kind things all of the time, crime isn't a thing, and love is eternal. According to Australian paper , Miley and Liam “appear to be very much back on.” Apparently, Miley and Liam spent the past several days in Byron Bay with Liam’s family, “cuddling and kissing” at a music festival, dressing up for the Hemsworths’ Wild-West themed New Year’s Eve party, and generally rekindling the love they found on a Georgian beach so many years ago.
Understanding that this is both a sensitive and complicated story with implications that span several continents, provides a staggering amount of detail regarding Miley and Liam’s reunion.
Here is a rough breakdown of the events: New Year’s Eve: Miley and Liam attend the aforementioned Wild West party.
Hollywood Life has a photo of Miley as a cowgirl, a getup she carries wherever she goes in case her music career suddenly goes south and she is forced to embark on an impromptu tour as Hannah Montana’s fictional alter ego, Miley Stewart.
January 1-January 3 mid-afternoon utterly unaccounted for.
Late evening, January 3: Miley and Liam arrive at the Byron Bay Falls Music Festival. 10 p.m., if you do the math: The reunited pair are spotted walking backstage toward the VIP area, where Liam’s brothers Chris and Luke are hanging out with their wives (Elsa and Samantha, respectively).