Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth separate after less than a year of marriage
Miley Cyrus and husband Liam Hemsworth have decided to separate, a representative for Cyrus confirmed Saturday.
The split comes less than a year after the on-again, off-again couple married in a private ceremony in December.
The rep said the pair are focusing right now on themselves and their careers but will stay "dedicated parents to all of their animals they share."
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Rumors of a split have been swirling for months and they escalated Saturday when Cyrus Instagrammed a photo of herself not wearing her wedding ring while on vacation in Italy.
Previously, Cyrus, 26, told Elle magazine for an interview in its August issue that she and Australian-born Hemsworth, 29, star of "The Hunger Games" movies and other films, had a "unique" relationship.
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"I’m in a hetero relationship," Cyrus said, "but I still am very sexually attracted to women. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”
The rep said the couple has requested privacy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.