Chris Hemsworth fears Hollywood is 'suffocating' his younger brother Liam - as he and wife Elsa Pataky vow to 'keep him in Australia for as long as possible' after Miley Cyrus split

Newly-single Liam Hemsworth has been mending his broken heart with the help of his older brother Chris and sister-in-law Elsa Pataky.

And the Hunger Games star, 29, will be spending more time with family in Australia as he recovers from his split with Miley Cyrus, according to a new report. 

Chris and Elsa, who have been married for almost nine years, have apparently taken Liam under their wing and want him to stay away from Hollywood for a while. 

Concerns: Chris Hemsworth (left) reportedly fears that Hollywood is 'suffocating' his younger brother Liam (right), who recently separated from his wife Miley Cyrus

Concerns: Chris Hemsworth (left) reportedly fears that Hollywood is 'suffocating' his younger brother Liam (right), who recently separated from his wife Miley Cyrus

A source told Woman's Day that the couple fear Hollywood life is 'suffocating' Liam, and they're determined he stays in Australia for the time being.  

Chris and Elsa, who relocated to Byron Bay in 2014 after several years living in Los Angeles, are said to understand how Liam is feeling. 

'They know it because they've lived there, too,' said the insider.  

Watchful eyes: Chris and wife Elsa Pataky, who have been married for almost nine years, have apparently taken Liam under their wing and want him to stay away from Hollywood for a while

Watchful eyes: Chris and wife Elsa Pataky, who have been married for almost nine years, have apparently taken Liam under their wing and want him to stay away from Hollywood for a while

U.S.-based Liam returned to Australia as his marriage to Miley fell apart, and has been staying near his brother and sister-in-law's place in Byron Bay. 

Miley announced the break-up in a statement released on August 10. The couple had only married in December last year. 

Liam was reportedly 'blindsided' by the announcement, according to a Page Six, as he was still privately fighting for his marriage.   

Time to reflect: U.S.-based Liam (pictured) returned to Australia as his marriage to Miley fell apart, and has been staying near his brother and sister-in-law's place in Byron Bay, NSW

Time to reflect: U.S.-based Liam (pictured) returned to Australia as his marriage to Miley fell apart, and has been staying near his brother and sister-in-law's place in Byron Bay, NSW

Meanwhile, Liam has kept a relatively low profile since the marriage split.

His only public statement on the break-up was an Instagram post he shared on August 13, after photos surfaced of Miley kissing Kaitlynn Carter in Italy.

'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... Peace and Love.' 

Sudden: Liam was reportedly 'blindsided' when Miley announced their separation on August 10, as he was still privately fighting for his marriage. Pictured in Beverly Hills on February 24

Sudden: Liam was reportedly 'blindsided' when Miley announced their separation on August 10, as he was still privately fighting for his marriage. Pictured in Beverly Hills on February 24

Meanwhile, Miley's post-split fling with Kaitlynn - who is the ex-partner of reality star Brody Jenner - is also reportedly over.

After barely a month of dating, the two women have gone their separate ways but have remained friends, according to People.    

'Miley and Kaitlyn broke up. [But] they're still friends,' said a source. 

That was quick! Meanwhile, Miley's post-split fling with Kaitlynn Carter - who is the ex-partner of reality star Brody Jenner - is also reportedly over

That was quick! Meanwhile, Miley's post-split fling with Kaitlynn Carter - who is the ex-partner of reality star Brody Jenner - is also reportedly over

'They've been friends forever and were there for each other when they were both getting separated. But they're just not in a romantic relationship anymore.' 

The sudden split came as a surprise to fans of the couple, as Miley and Kaitlynn were seen out together in Los Angeles on September 14.

The couple had reportedly been living together in LA following their respective break-ups.  

Moving on: The sudden split came as a surprise to fans of the couple, as Miley and Kaitlynn (pictured) were seen out together in Los Angeles on September 14

Moving on: The sudden split came as a surprise to fans of the couple, as Miley and Kaitlynn (pictured) were seen out together in Los Angeles on September 14

Liam Hemsworth is being 'suffocated' by Hollywood, fears brother Chris

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