According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hemsworth made the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday morning. “Irreconcilable differences” are cited as the reason for the split. TMZ and E! News also confirmed the news.
The docs note that the pair married just seven months ago on Dec. 23, 2018, but the date of separation so far is “TBD.” It also says that they have a prenup, so Hemsworth requested that no spousal support be awarded to either party.
It seems like it’s no coincidence that the filing came on the heels of a story about Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter, whom the singer has been linked to, “basically having sex” at a club over the weekend. There’s been a lot of R-rated buzz around their Soho House outing in West Hollywood on Friday night.
The same day that very public display of affection reportedly took place, Cyrus released a new breakup anthem, “Slide Away,” that left fans of the couple saying, “Poor Liam.” The song made reference to being fed up with drug and alcohol use. Not so coincidentally, sources from Cyrus’s side reportedly told multiple media outlets that Cyrus fought to save her marriage but part of their problems were around Hemsworth drinking and using certain drugs.
The song also referenced The Hills — the show Carter appeared on with her ex Brody Jenner.
Hemsworth hasn’t publicly commented on the song, but his fans defended him, not appreciating Cyrus airing their dirty laundry. Despite the scorching lyrics, a Cyrus source told People magazine she “isn’t trying to hurt” Hemsworth. The song was her way to tell her story “without having to say anything at all.”
News of Cyrus and Hemsworth’s split came on Aug. 10. Cyrus had been on vacation with Carter — who was newly broken up from Jenner — and the women were photographed kissing and otherwise steaming things up. A rep for Cyrus, who had also ditched her wedding ring, said in a statement that Cyrus and Hemsworth were separated.
Hemsworth broke his silence on social media about the split a few days later. He wished her “nothing but health and happiness going forward,” but said he wouldn’t otherwise be speaking out about the private matter.
Hemsworth’s divorce filing may be a surprise to Cyrus. The pair, who met on the set of 2010’s The Last Song, had broken up several times over the last decade. And, at least initially, Cyrus sources were saying that she was in no rush to get divorced.
A Cyrus source told People magazine this week that she’s “doing okay” and finds it a “relief” that the breakup news is public so she can live her life and focus on herself.” Further, she “doesn’t talk about Liam much” and isn’t “dwelling in the past.”
Hemsworth left California, where he lived with Cyrus and their pets, and returned to his native Australia amid the split. He’s been staying with his brother Chris Hemsworth and has been spotted hanging out with friends and surfing