Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth‘s breakup was one of the most talked-about celebrity news stories of the summer. The couple, who dated for a decade and tied the knot last December, announced their split via a statement from Cyrus’s rep: “Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” it read. “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.”
So many people were surprised to read this—including, according to Page Six, Hemsworth, who was reportedly “blindsided” by the statement. Per the publication, the actor wasn’t given a heads-up about the statement going public. He just saw it on his social media feed—like the rest of us.
Take this information with a grain of salt, obviously. It’s possible Hemsworth knew about the actual statement but not the roll-out plan. And it’s also possible this isn’t true at all. That being said, a second source tells Page Six that, before this breakup announcement, Hemsworth was trying to work on the marriage and didn’t want to go public with any information. Other sources say the same thing about Cyrus: that she “fought” to make the relationship work. As always, though, we won’t know anything for sure until Miley Cyrus or Liam Hemsworth makes a comment.
Which might not happen any time soon. Please see: Hemsworth’s only comment about the split, which he posted to Instagram on August 12. “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,” he wrote. “This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets.”