Miley Cyrus wanted to go to therapy to save marriage with Liam Hemsworth but he 'didn't meet her halfway': Report
The 'Wrecking Ball' singer was blamed for the split after pictures of her kissing blogger Kaitlynn Carter at Lake Como in Italy surfaced online
Although fans who wanted couple Liam Hemsworth, 29, and Miley Cyrus, 26, to have the "happily ever after" were quick to put the blame of their recent split on the 'Wrecking Ball' singer after pictures of her kissing blogger Kaitlynn Carter at Lake Como, Italy, emerged last week, latest reports revealed that the separation was not really sprung on the Australian actor.
According to sources who spoke to People Magazine, Hemsworth and Cyrus' marriage has not been a smooth sailing one.
In fact, they have been facing several issues in their relationship in recent months—problems that Cyrus had been trying to resolve before announcing their split via her publicist on Saturday, August 10.
"She wanted to go to therapy,” the source said. “She just wants to be in a healthy and focused place.”
However, despite the valiant effort by the singer and songwriter to salvage their relationship, an insider told TMZ that the 'Hunger Games' actor did not seem to want to work toward achieving a common goal. "He didn't come close to meeting her halfway," the source told the outlet.
There were also rumors that the couple was, in reality, separated for months before the formal announcement of their split.
After an on-and-off relationship following their first meeting on the sets of the movie 'The Last Song' in 2009, the couple got engaged in 2012, only to call it off a year later. The pair reconciled in 2015 and had been together ever since.
They even got married in a secret ceremony in December 2018 in Tennessee.
A source told People that one of the incidents that made Cyrus realize that Hemsworth was the one for her was how he stood by her after they lost their Malibu home to the devastating the Woodsey fire more than a month before their wedding.
"Miley took [the fire] a lot harder than Liam did, and he is the one who helped her get through it and realize everything would be okay,” the insider said. “She even said it all the time herself, that he was her ‘survival partner.’ She took their commitment to marriage seriously and was so excited about being married once she realized it’s what she wanted."
Incidentally, the California wildfires were also something that deepened the friendship between the pair and Brody Jenner and his then-wife, Carter, who also lived in the same neighborhood.
Although Hemsworth and Cyrus knew the couple from a while back, the natural disaster struck a cord between the families and brought them closer together.
Hemsworth confirmed the split on Tuesday, August 13, posting a photo of a beach at sunset on Instagram, with a brief caption in which he opened about up about the reports of his separation from Cyrus. "Hi all, Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward... Peace and Love" Hemsworth wrote.