Over the weekend, the world was stunned when Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus separated after only about eight months of marriage.
Now, Liam is releasing his first-ever official, solo statement about the breakup. You can tell that he’s still reeling from the split.
Their relationship has lasted, off and on, for a full decade. It’s understandable that he’s deep in his feelings.
The 29-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about this incredibly personal, difficult subject.
"Hi all," Liam’s caption begins.
"Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated," he confirms.
(Wouldn’t it be wild if someone found out from that post and had totally missed the news for the past several days?)
"And," Liam continues. "I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward."
Liam goes on to emphasize that "this is a private matter."
"And," he reveals. "I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets."
Now that is very interesting to hear, as we’ll explain in a moment.
"Any reported quotes attributed to me are false," Liam insists.
He then concludes his caption with a warm: "Peace and Love."
That’s interesting, because a report recently claimed that Liam had spoken to an entertainment news correspondent.
"You don’t understand what it’s like," Liam allegedly said to the reporter.
He is said to have then insisted: "I don’t want to talk about it, mate."
That sentiment is extremely understandable.
But it sounds like Liam is claiming that he never said those words to any journalist.
Miley released her own vague statement on social media in the wake of the couple’s separation going public.
"Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win," Miley wrote.
She continued: "Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa , change is inevitable."
"The Dolomites were not created over night," Miley remarks. "it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed."
The Dolomites are, of course, a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.
An official rep for the erstwhile couple also released an official statement.
"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” the statement began.
“Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers," the rep continued.
"They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share," the statement affirmed.
‘"While lovingly taking this time apart," the rep concludec. "Please respect their process and privacy."
Miley and Liam began dating in 2009, and first became engaged only a few years later.
Clearly, this is hadly the first time that the two have split — one of their breakups was famously the inspiration for "Wrecking Ball."
Many fans had hoped that their getting married meant that they had worked out any issues, but apparently they hadn’t tackled everything.
And the story of their separation has only been complicated by Miley Cyrus gal pal-ing around with Kaitlynn Carter.