Earlier this month, we heard that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were basically broken up. It was a nightmare for fans of the couple, but then they were shown back together and everything was okay.
Now, it’s reportedly so bad that Miley has moved out of their Malibu mansion and is spending time with her parents.
Is the engagement off … again?
RadarOnline reports that Miley and Liam are on the rocks to the point where they’ve broken up in all but name.
In fact, they say that Miley has left the Malibu mansion that Liam owns.
"Miley said she needed some space,” the insider explains.
She is reportedly spending time with her family, and it’s apparently not just to catch up with them.
The source says: “She and Liam aren’t on the best terms."
It turns out that the alleged conflict between Miley and Liam boils down to something fairly mundane — a disagreement that drives countless couples apart.
"Liam wants to get married and have kids," the insider reveals. "While Miley just isn’t quite ready yet."
Well, Miley is 25. That would have been a fine age to become a parent in, like, 1990. These days, most people who aren’t huge celebrities can’t afford to start a family at 25.
Miley doesn’t have that budgetary constraint.
But it sounds like she’s not prepared to abandon her freedom and joy to spend the next 20 years devoted to parenting. Not yet, anyway.
Liam, however, is 28. That’s not much older than 25, but it’s not an unusual age for someone to catch baby fever.
Seeing his brother, Chris Hemsworth, be an adorable parent to his own children may have prompted this itch that Liam is so eager to scratch.
"He’s thinking of giving her an ultimatum," the source says.
If having children is really more important to him than being in relationship, that might make sense.
However, the insider expresses doubts, saying: "But their friends don’t think that Miley will cave."
It sounds like things have gotten really strained between them.
"They’ve been hanging by a thread for months,” the source announces.
“Now," the insider says. "They’re as good as broken up."
More like as bad as broken up, as far as fans of the couple are concerned.
"and there will be no wedding."
Of course, we heard similar reports earlier this month.
Miley and Liam addressed the breakup rumors by making sure that fans knew that they’re still together.
Breakup rumors about these two are easy to believe.
After all, they’ve been together — off and on — since 2010. They got engaged in 2013, then broke it off … only to reunite in 2016.
Their relationship has lasted longer than plenty of marriages, but fans wouldn’t be surprised to hear them call it quits again.
But we hope that this is some sort of misunderstanding.
Maybe Miley is just visiting her family for, you know, normal family-visiting reasons.
And maybe Liam and Miley will work through any disagreements about when to start popping out heirs to their combined fortune. Plenty of couples do.
With any luck, Miley or Liam or both will address these reports with another Instagram video of the two of them hanging out.
Keep your fingers crossed!