Miley Cyrus struggled to accept 'hardcore partier' Liam Hemsworth, who expected 'a wife who cooks and would stay home with the kids'
"Everyone always thinks Miley is problematic and immature and a hardcore partier while he’s this chill surfer dude, but that’s actually not accurate," a source close to Miley said
Although everyone knows the public images of singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth could not be more different from each other - she is the wild child who likes sticking out her tongue and pinching her husband on the red carpet; he is someone who maintains his "prince charming" smile and exudes decorum and patience - the reality behind closed doors was quite different, a report has revealed.
According to People Magazine, which spoke to several sources familiar with the couple-dynamics between Liam and Miley, one of the main reasons for their recent split was that the "Wrecking Ball" artist was fed up of her husband's partying ways.
“Everyone always thinks Miley is problematic and immature and a hardcore partier while he’s this chill surfer dude, but that’s actually [not accurate],” a friend of the couple told the magazine. “Liam parties with his friends, and Miley thinks he should’ve grown out of that by now.”
Another insider confirmed that Liam had a more complicated personality that he let people believe and that the 'Last Song' actor could get fairly "moody" - something that his wife struggled to come to terms with at times.
“She’s been supportive of him when things get dark, but it’s tough,” said the source. “That’s something that has weighed on Miley and their relationship. He can also lash out at her, and he hates the attention their ups and downs bring.”
An anonymous friend of Miley told the outlet that Liam was quite traditional in some ways and his views on marriage clashed with that of Cyrus'. “He loves that she has her own career and focus, but he also wants a wife who cooks and would stay home with the kids,” the friend said.
His wife, on the other hand, told Vanity Fair in a February interview that marriage was "actually is kind of out of character for me."
One of the sources also said that the reason Miley was seen kissing Brody Jenner's ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, while vacationing in Lake Como, Italy, last week was because she was hurting from her split with Hemsworth.
“She’s genuinely trying to have fun and put on a good face,” the source said. “Yes, she’s trying to push Liam’s buttons whether she’ll admit it or not, but she’s hurt.”
Miley announced her split from her husband through a statement to People magazine on Saturday, August 10, via her publicist.
"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers," the statement read. "They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."