The 29-year-old Hunger Games star cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in paperwork filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The couple had a prenup so their individual earnings during the marriage will remain separate and there is no request for spousal support.
As the duo don’t have children together the divorce should be finalized fairly swiftly.
Moving on: Liam Hemsworth has filed for divorce from wife Miley Cyrus, 11 days after the couple announced their separation after just seven months of marriage. He is pictured in Byron Bay on Tuesday
It’s official: The 29-year-old Hunger Games star cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in paperwork filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles
A source told TMZ that Liam just wants to move on and is ‘over the marriage’.
Liam is being represented by celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser who did not state a date of separation on the petition, simply putting ‘TBD’.
One day before confirming the split on August 10, Miley, 26, was photographed kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter during a girls trip to Italy.
Days later there were accusations of infidelity and out of control partying coming from both sides amid speculation the couple had separated months ago.
Days after news of the split made headlines sources close to Miley told TMZ the songstress tried ‘valiantly’ to save the marriage but couldn’t accept Liam’s ‘drinking a lot’ and ‘using certain drugs’.
Acting single: One day before confirming the split on August 10, Miley, 26, was photographed kissing Brody Jenner’s ex-girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter during a girls trip to Italy
The divorce petition, filed by Liam’s attorney Laura Wasser on Wednesday, states the date of marriage as December 23 2018 and the date of separation is ‘TBD’
Straightforward: The couple had a prenup so their individual earnings during the marriage will remain separate and there is no request for spousal support
Solo: Liam is pictured in Malibu on July 12 without his wedding ring, a whole month before the split was confirmed
Miley released a song last week titled Slide Away where she appears to address relationship issues with Liam and sings of his fondness of whisky and pills.
Sources on Liam’s side strongly denied Miley’s accusations and say the real issue was the former Disney star’s infidelity.
‘This is another attempt by Miley to distract from her infidelity and recent outrageous public behavior.’ the Liam source told TMZ.
The actor’s pals say the Wrecking Ball singer is using the drug and alcohol accusations to distract from the real cause of the split.
‘They’re not meant to be together’: Liam’s family was begging him to ‘cut off all contact with the Can’t Be Tamed singer
Miley and Liam married last December in her native Tennessee after an on-off romance that began when they co-starred in the 2010 movie The Last Song
According to the publication , the Hemsworths were deeply concerned that Liam would reconcile with Miley again. They are seen on their wedding day in December
Meanwhile, an insider told People on Tuesday that Miley ‘isn’t trying to hurt’ Liam.
‘Her song was her way of telling her story without having to say anything at all. She isn’t trying to bash him, but she wants to be able to share what she’s been going through.
‘Miley is doing okay. It’s a relief the [breakup] news is out publicly so she can live her life and focus on herself.
‘Miley doesn’t talk about Liam much and is not dwelling in the past. She doesn’t want to hide, and her mood has changed drastically. She seems much more relaxed and happy.’
Concerned: Liam is the youngest member of the Hemsworth acting dynasty. Pictured with his brothers Chris (center) and Luke (right) on July 27, 2015 in Westwood, California
End of the road: While the pair didn’t confirm their break-up until this month, it’s believed they actually called it quits in several months ago. The last known footage of them together was from July 9 (above), but they looked decidedly unhappy
Separate sources claimed to Page Six last week that Australian born Liam was hoping to have ‘a normal, settled-down life’ with his wife, while Miley appeared to be headed back to her famously wild ways.
Following their initial split in 2013 – before reconciling in 2016 – Miley famously became something of a wild child with the outburst marked when she appeared on-stage in nude PVC lingerie at the VMAs and ‘twerked’ on Robin Thicke.
After toning down her outrageous behavior when they reunited, sources claim Miley’s return to ‘old Miley’ and her raucous behavior caused an issue for Liam.
Following their initial split in 2013 – before reconciling in 2016 – Miley famously became something of a wild child. She is pictured here in 2014 during a performance
After toning down her outrageous behavior when they reunited, sources claim Miley’s return to ‘old Miley’ and her raucous behavior caused an issue for Liam. They are pictured in April together
Another source denied Miley was ever unfaithful to Liam, telling Page Six: ‘She never hooked up with girls while she was married. It wasn’t a part of the relationship.
In recent days however there were reports that Miley was open to trying to make her marriage work – but it appears to be too little too late.
‘I wish her nothing but health and happiness’: Liam addressed his split from Miley on social media on August 12 just before it turned nasty
Miley & Liam’s Romance: A Timeline
June 2009: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song, in which they played romantic interests – foretelling their real-life future.
Young love: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song (pictured in 2010)
March 2010: Following months of speculation, the lovebirds confirmed their romance in the most Hollywood way possible, by making their red carpet debut as a couple at an Oscars party.
August 2010: After solidifying their status as Hollywood’s coolest young It Couple, the pair reportedly went through their first breakup, with Miley’s exhausting work schedule being cited by sources as the cause.
September 2010: Within weeks of the news that they had gone their separate ways, the pair were spotted out and about together.
November 2010: Fans rooting for the photogenic twosome’s fledgling romance were left disappointed as they decided to split once again.
Big step: Liam proposed to Miley in 2012 (pictured in 2012)
April 2011: After spending a whole winter apart, it appeared that they came to the realisation they couldn’t live apart, as they reunited in time for spring.
December 2011: Of course, nothing says ‘we’re together and madly in love’ in Hollywood like a red carpet outing. Liam joined Miley at the CNN Heroes Gala in Los Angeles.
March 2012: Shortly after Miley accompanied Liam to the premiere of The Hunger Games, engagement rumours swirled as she was seen sporting a ring. However, the star took to Twitter to shoot down the fevered speculation.
June 2012: What a difference a few months make! The couple announce their engagement after Liam proposes with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler.
February 2013: There appears to be trouble in paradise once again, as Miley shoots down cheating rumours. Despite her denials, the couple step out separately for high-profile Oscar parties, fuelling breakup speculation.
Time-out: Miley and Liam broke off their engagement in September 2013 and reunited in 2016 (pictured in 2013)
September 2013: Miley makes the big step of unfollowing Liam on Twitter. Just days later, her spokesperson confirms that the engagement is over. That same month, Liam is seen kissing Mexican beauty Eiza Gonzalez.
November 2014: Miley moves on! She embarks on a romance with Patrick Schwarzenegger, and their every exploit soon starts hitting social media.
March 2015: After Miley is embraced and welcomed into the Schwarzenegger fold, Patrick is seen getting cosy with another woman.
I do: The couple wed in Tennessee in December 2018 (pictured in 2018)
April 2015: It’s announced that the pair’s Instagrammable romance is over.
July 2015: Miley is linked to model Stella Maxwell after they’re seen out together. One month later, Miley shares that she’s pansexual – and single.
January 2016: The singer confirms that she’s back with Liam – and they’re engagement is on again – after she’s seen with moving trucks at his home.
October 2017: Miley and Liam make their first red carpet appearance together in more than four years as they attend the Hollywood premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, starring his brother Chris.
Happier times: The pair split after seven months of marriage in August 2019
November 2018: The couple lose their Malibu home, after devastating wildfires destroy homes throughout the state of California. They subsequently relocate to Tennessee, where they’re thought to have wed a month later.
December 2018: Miley and Liam marry at their home in Franklin, Tennessee
August 2019: Couple split after just seven months of marriage
A source said: ‘Miley and Liam both keep saying the word “separated”, not “divorcing”, which has his family really worried they’re leaving the door open to get back together in the future.
‘[Their marriage] has been toxic for way too long. They’re not meant to be together.’
Initially the split seemed amicable with Liam addressing it two days after the official statement with an Instagram note.
He shared a photo to Instagram of a beach at sunset alongside a brief caption addressed to his fans.
He wrote: ‘Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward… Peace and Love.’
Miley and Liam married last December in her native Tennessee after an on-off romance that began when they co-starred in the 2010 movie The Last Song.
Where it went wrong: Signs Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth’s split was coming
The couple were not planning to have children
In mid-July, Miley tearily and publicly declared she wouldn’t be having babies with her husband.
While the singer attributed her decision to the dangers of global warming, observers and fans wondered if there was more to the story.
In mid-July, Miley declared she wouldn’t be having babies with her husband
In a recent interview with ELLE, Miley stated that she was very much still attracted to women.
‘I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women… I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.’
In a recent interview with ELLE, Miley stated ‘I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.’
His missing ring
In possibly the biggest red flag about the status of the couple’s relationship, Liam was spotted without his wedding ring in July, just days after Miley’s Glastonbury announcement that she’s ‘f***ing sick of men’.
Liam was spotted looking glum while picking up a coffee by himself in LA – with his ring finger noticeably bare.
On August 3, the hunky young Hemsworth brother posted a promotional video to his Instagram for a coffee brand, where he was conspicuously ring-free.
On August 3, the hunky young Hemsworth brother posted a promotional video to his Instagram, and there too he is conspicuously ring-free
And her missing ring
Miley was also spotted without her wedding ring in a slew of Instagram snaps uploaded to her page over the past few days, up to hours before news of the couple’s split was confirmed.
On Saturday, the Party In The USA hitmaker uploaded a photo of herself on holiday in Italy without her famous cushion-cut diamond engagement ring and wedding band.
The singer’s 97M followers took to the comments section to ask why she wasn’t wearing her sparkler.
‘Where is her wedding ring?’ one wrote, while a different concerned fan added: ‘She’s not wearing her ring wtf!??’
On Saturday, the Party In The USA hitmaker uploaded a photo of herself on holiday in Italy without her engagement ring or wedding band
MILEY CYRUS ON MARRIAGE
‘I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique. I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f***ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f***ing good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.’
– Miley told Elle in July
Cyrus wed Liam Hemsworth on December 23 at their $5.9M 33-acre, five-bedroom Franklin, TN farmhouse
‘I would say that losing the house changed us much more than getting married changed us. We’ve worn rings forever, and I definitely didn’t need it in any way. It actually is kind of out of character for me…The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned—I actually think it’s kind of New Age. We’re redefining, to be fucking frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship. A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person.’
– Miley told Vanity Fair in February
The acting pair first fell in love in 2009 while co-starring in The Last Song adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel
MILEY ON NOT HAVING CHILDREN
‘The earth is angry. We’ve been treating it badly…We’re getting handed a piece-of-s*** planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that. [millennials] don’t want to reproduce because we know that the earth can’t handle it.’
– Cyrus told Elle in July
The newlyweds – who also split in 2010 and 2013 – pictured on June 2
MILEY ON HER PARENTS’ MARRIAGE
‘They were always partners. That’s why I like that word. “Husband and wife” sounds like a cigarette commercial from the fifties to me. I think about the song Stand By Your Man a lot, and how it was one of my mom’s favorites. Did she even realize what it’s saying? Like, he’s going to get drunk and cheat on you, and when he comes home, you stand by your man because at the end of the day, he loves you. He’s just a man. He just had to have sex so bad that he forgot about your feelings. I have a new song Never Be Me and the chorus says, “If you’re looking for faithful, that’ll never be me. If you’re looking for stable, that’ll never be me. If you’re looking for someone that’ll be all that you need, that’s never going to be me.”‘
– Miley told Elle in July
Tish & Billy Ray Cyrus wed in 1993, but they each filed for divorce in 2011 and 2013 before couples therapy rekindled their romance
THE FIRE THAT BROUGHT THEM CLOSER TOGETHER
‘Liam and I have also found a new bond underneath all that rubble. Going through a natural disaster, the grief you experience is really unlike any other loss. No more, just different…What Liam and I went through together changed us. I’m not sure without losing Malibu, we would’ve been ready to take this step or ever even gotten married, who can say? But the timing felt right and I go with my heart…When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue. You’re the only two people in the world who can understand.’
– Miley told Vanity Fair in February
Cyrus bonded deeply with Hemsworth after their $2.5M two-story Malibu compound burned down in the Woolsey Fire in November
‘Liam, I’ve never loved him more than this. He’s really, really good. He got a lot of action for saving the animals. He got a lot of action. We had to make sure he knew I was very, very grateful…I call him my “survival partner” now, and he thinks it’s not romantic. That is why you pair up with someone is for survival and he was so incredible. He got all the animals out in his truck. He put two pigs in crates, which I tell you is so hard.’
– Miley told the Howard Stern Show in December
Liam saved their seven dogs, four horses, two pigs, and three cats from the fire
MILEY ON BEING PANSEXUAL AND GENDER-FLUID
Before kissing Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter on a yacht in Italy, the 26-year-old LGBTQ advocate locked lips with models like Cara Delevigne and Stella Maxwell.
Touching tongues with Cara Delevigne in 2013
‘I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl…I remember telling [my mother at age 14] I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, “I love them. I love them like I love boys.” And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.’
– Cyrus told PAPER in 2015
Cyrus pictured without her wedding ring on Friday
‘I went to the LGBTQ centre here in LA, and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life. Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh – that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”
– Miley told Variety in 2016
MILEY’S OMINOUS ONSTAGE STATEMENT
‘I’m f***ing sick of men.’
– Miley told the Glastonbury Festival crowd on June 30
The Happy Hippie Foundation founder had just performed Wrecking Ball on the Pyramid Stage