Liam Hemsworth is reportedly in Australia with his older brother, Chris, riding out the frenzy surrounding news that he and Miley Cyrus are splitting after less than a year of marriage. (The couple first started dating nearly 10 years ago.)
While Cyrus has been actively posting on Instagram, Hemsworth has remained offline. Until now. Yesterday there were reports that he had spoken briefly to a Daily Mail reporter, saying, “You don’t understand what it’s like. I don’t want to talk about it, mate.” But in his latest Instagram post, the actor says he has not talked to any journalists and isn’t planning to any time soon.
“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, alongside a beautiful photo of a sunset. “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.”
Hemsworth’s latest statement comes amid reports in People that Cyrus “really fought to make” their relationship work. A source also tells the magazine, “She wanted to go to therapy. She just wants to be in a healthy and focused place.”
The couple married last December not long after their Malibu home was destroyed by wildfires. “Miley took [the fire] a lot harder than Liam did, and he is the one who helped her get through it and realize everything would be OK,” a source told People. “She even said it all the time herself, that he was her ‘survival partner.’ She took their commitment to marriage seriously and was so excited about being married once she realized it’s what she wanted.”
We’ll keep you posted with any more updates as they come in.