Miley Cyrus 'couldn't be true to herself' around Liam Hemsworth and was tired of 'holding back'... as she moves on with Kaitlynn Carter
Miley Cyrus feels she could not be true to herself around husband Liam Hemsworth.
And during their short marriage, the pop star 'struggled with her identity,' a source told People on Thursday, just a day after the Australian actor filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
'She just got to the point where she didn’t want to hold back about who she is,' the insider said of the 26-year-old former Disney star.
She needs to be wild: Miley Cyrus feels she could not be true to herself around husband Liam Hemsworth . And during their short marriage, the pop star 'struggled with her identity,' a source told People on Thursday; seen in April
Turn me loose: 'She just got to the point where she didn’t want to hold back about who she is,' the insider said. Seen on social media this summer
'She wants to be true to herself. Being with Liam, this was just not possible,' it was also claimed about the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus.
It was added that they actually broke up 'months' ago, before their August 10 announcement.
The stars met in 2009 and wed in December 2018.
'For them to be happy, she had to change as a person too much. She knows not being with Liam will make her happier in the long run,' said the friend.
As far as the split, 'She didn’t expect it and is a bit disappointed, but she is still doing well and has obviously moved on as well.'
New love: 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
But she has fond memories.
'What she and Liam had for a long time was very special. It’s just hard for her to think that she will never have this again with Liam. There are really so many things that she loves about him.'
It was also claimed that even their friends and family knew it would not last.
Her old life: Carter with Brody Jenner and Linda Thompson at the premiere of MTV's The Hills: New Beginnings held in LA in June
'As sad as it sounds, no one ever believed they would live happily ever after,' said an insider.
'Especially for Miley, she really had to make a lot of changes to be with Liam, and it was almost like she needed to be a different person to be in a relationship with him.'
A source had earlier told the site that they fought over Miley's 'unconventional ways' and his 'drinking.'
The divorce should move along quickly.
It's official: The 29-year-old Hunger Games star cited 'irreconcilable differences' in paperwork filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles; seen in May
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.
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'.
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'
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.
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
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.'
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.
She has a thing for pretty blondes: She has also been linked to model Stella Maxwell, who now is on-again with Kristen Stewart
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.
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