Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Surprise! (Not!!) Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Call it Quits Officially After 8 Months: Her Album, His Movie Each Flopped

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What a shock. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have ended the marriage that started on the spur of the moment back on Boxing Day, December 26th. It’s hard to believe, isn’t?

No, it’s not. Their publicist says they’re still committed to parenting their pets.

Well, Miley’s Instagram stopped having photos of Liam in early May, when they attended Anna Wintour’s Halloween Ball at the Metropolitan Museum. From then on, it’s pictures of Miley in bikinis, no wedding ring. So it’s possible this all ended well before May 1st.

Failure fuels celebrity marriages. Miley’s “She is Coming” album was a botched experiment, selling just about no copies. Liam’s “Isn’t it Romantic?” romcom went belly up at the box office. So there were no Champagne corks popping in their household.

But how could it have worked anyway? Miley, who had already announced she was gay, told a magazine that she was queer, and that sex was not a big part of marriage. Liam could not have been amused. She said: “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. What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation—I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”

I would guess that’s when Liam headed for the hills.

So now what? Miley and Liam already broke up once, when she took a “Wrecking Ball” to her life and career. That move worked, but nothing has since then. When she made up with Hemsworth, Miley went G rated with the “Younger Now” album. Huge flop. She tried to spice things up with “She is Coming,” but that was a strike out. At 26, she has the luxury of trying many different musical genres before settling down at 40 to a country residency in Branson.

Good luck! And god bless!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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