Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have been publicly separated for several hours now, which means it’s time for the PR machine to kick into high gear. If they play their cards right, Miley can squeeze a Country Time Lemonade album out of this current breakup, and she and Liam can be back together by next hot girl summer! People Magazine is conveniently offering two narratives that support that possibility. The first is that Liam is no angel. The second is that nobody’s rushing to file divorce papers just yet because “there is absolutely hope that they will get back together again”, which means this is definitely going to be a Groundhog Day situation and we can expect at least 6 more months of coverage.
For starters, People reports that Liam’s partying ways put a strain on their relationship.
Miley Cyrus‘ public image may be that of a wild child, but sources say the singer fought with Liam Hemsworth privately about his own partying ways.
“Everyone always thinks Miley is problematic and immature and a hardcore partier while he’s this chill surfer dude, but that’s actually [not accurate],” a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Liam parties with his friends, and Miley thinks he should’ve grown out of that by now.”
And let’s not forget that historically, when Liam parties, it frequently ends with him “canoodling” with some “mystery blond”. In the past those mystery blondes have been January Jones with whom he reportedly canoodled at a pre-Oscar party at the Chateau Marmont and then continued to sext, and Eiza González with whom canoodling allegedly occurred in Vegas following a Mayweather fight. And while they may not have actually canoodled, Liam reportedly “got cozy” with an actual mystery blond at a party in a private home in Beverly Hills. There was even a “random brunette” which whom Liam reportedly “locked lips” at a Toronto Film festival after party. And that’s only the canoodling, lip locking and cozy making Liam got caught doing.
On the other hand, a source told Page Six that Miley’s wild ways aren’t in line with Liam’s desire for a “normal, settled-down life”, implying her extraness may have been a factor in their breakup. However, other sources say that Miley is “healthy as she’s ever been, focusing on her music”, and that she never cheated on Liam, not with a girl, not with man, not with an earl, not in a van; she did not cheat on him, Sam I Am.
And to make matters worse, People also reports that Liam is “moody” which is sometimes PR for clinical depression, but in this case, doesn’t sound all that serious. Show me a person who doesn’t get moody, and I’ll show you a sociopath.
Another Cyrus source, who agrees Hemsworth’s personality is much more complicated than the “super easygoing” public image that’s presented, says the actor can get “moody.”
“She’s been supportive of him when things get dark, but it’s tough,” says the Cyrus source. “That’s something that has weighed on Miley and their relationship. He can also lash out at her, and he hates the attention their ups and downs bring.”
Partying, cheating, and the blues are the backbones of country music. Miley’s sitting on a gold mine here if she can manage to pull herself away from performing her id’s every impulse for Instagram and get to work! And since a source told People that Miley and Liam are only “having a break right now”, when the dust settles and the Grammys are won, she can go back to having her beefcake, and licking it too.