Liam Hemsworth has officially taken a foam middle finger to his eight-month marriage.
In a matter of symbolic speaking, that is.
We can now confirm, however, that Hemsworth has filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus, ending all hope fans may have had for a reconciliation between the beloved actor and actress.
In these legal documents, Hemsworth has cited "irreconcilable differences" as the basis for the couple's split, which the stars announced on August 10.
“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus told People Magazine in a statement on that date, quickly adding:
"Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart.
"Please respect their process and privacy."
As you might expect, however, fans and celebrity gossip outlets have been unable to abide by this final request.
But Cyrus has made it virtually impossible for us to do so.
On the same day she confirmed her break-up from her long-time partner, Cyrus was spotted on a yacht in Italy... making out with Kaitlynn Carter.
Reports have since varied as to whether Miley actually cheated on Liam with Carter or whether the relationship had basically been over for a long time prior to this announcement and spit-swapping session.
After her split from Hemsworth, Cyrus released an emotional track about their downfall, titled “Slide Away."
In this single, the artist speaks about wanting to grow up and let go of her past.
Lyrics also includes a cryptic line about “whiskey and pills," which appears to reference rumors of Hemsworth’s excessive partying.
Indeed, the separation turned very ugly within days of its public confirmation, as anonymous sources on one side alleged that Liam drank too much and stayed out too late on far too frequent of a basis.
Conversely, anonymous sources on the other side accused Cyrus of cheating on her husband with Carter.
It's all a pretty huge mess, although neither Miley nor Liam has said anything negative about the other party.
"Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward," Hemsworth wrote on Instagram, for example, adding:
"This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love."
As for Miley? She got far more deep on social media.
Referencing her separation and apprent same-sex kiss, Cyrus penned the following caption earlier this month:
Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win. 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, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed.
My dad always told me “ Nature never hurries but it is always on time”.... it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true.
I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.
Elsewhere, for the record, the couple did sign a prenuptial agreement and kept their finances separate.
They don't have any kids, either, of course.
As a result, the legal side of this split ought to be very clean.
But the personal side? It's already gotten quite dirty out there.