So, how did Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus’s paths cross?
Liam Hemsworth And Miley Cyrus’ decade-long romance has been and will continue to be a pop culture phenomenon.
When they were teenagers, they met and fell in love while filming The Last Song in 2009. In the years that followed, they embarked on a passionate, on-again, off-again romance that lasted through their twenties and resulted in two engagements, one marriage, and, eventually, one divorce.
Now, three years after their divorce, Cyrus has entered a new era of independence, which has so far culminated in her latest single, “Flowers,” which has topped the global music charts for two weeks, and fan theories about its Easter eggs about Hemsworth continue to pour in.
Looking back on Liam Hemsworth And Miley Cyrus love story, from their puppy love as teenagers to their heartbreaking split and their public displays of affection in between.
They meet on the set of The Last Song in 2009.
Cyrus, 17, and Hemsworth, 19, first met on the set of the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romance novel The Last Song, in which they play romantic leads Ronnie Miller and Will Blakelee, respectively. The two fall in love while filming and then take their relationship off-screen. They are photographed kissing at an airport shortly after the film ends.
“[Liam has] become my best friend in the whole wide world,” Cyrus said at the time to Parade. “I love him. He really respects me for who I am because he didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here coming from Australia, so I got to tell him about myself on my own terms and in my own way. He had no preconceived notions of who I was supposed to be.”
Later, Hemsworth discusses falling in love with Cyrus on set and the intimacy he felt with her throughout the shoot.
“She makes me really happy,” he says in an interview with Details magazine in February 2012. “You want to be professional when you first start, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone [in The Last Song] and pretending to love them, you’re not human unless you feel something.”