An emotional Liam Hemsworth has spoken for the first time in the wake of his shock split from pop star wife Miley Cyrus.
The youngest Hemsworth joined brother Chris on a trip into town on Monday, having spent the day holed up inside the Thor superstar’s $4.3 million Byron Bay beach house.
After stopping off for a late-afternoon frozen yogurt with his older brother, the 29-year-old admitted things had been tough since separating from Miley.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘You don’t understand what it’s like’: A downcast Liam Hemsworth (pictured) broke his silence on his shock split from wife Miley Cyrus as he is pictured for the first time since couple announced their breakup. He is in Bryon Bay with his brother Chris Hemsworth
‘You don’t understand what it’s like,’ Liam told Daily Mail Australia when asked about the couple’s break-up.
In the first photos of the Australian star since the split was announced, Liam appears visibly downtrodden.
Wearing a stern expression, Liam dressed down in a caramel-toned hoodie and black skinny jeans, as well as a pair of scuffed white sneakers.
Tough: After stopping off for a late-afternoon frozen yogurt with his older brother, the 29-year-old admitted things had been tough since separating from Miley
Candid: ‘You don’t understand what it’s like,’ Liam told Daily Mail Australia when asked about the couple’s break-up
At times he hid his good looks behind a pair of sunglasses and wore a miserable expression.
The actor stepped out with his older brother Chris and his children, children India, seven, and twins Tristan and Sasha, five, with the foursome heading to a frozen yogurt cafe at the seaside town.
Liam picked a stool by the wall and crossed his legs and arms, appearing a little protective in his stance.
Snack: The youngest Hemsworth joined brother Chris on a trip into town on Monday, having spent the day holed up inside the Thor superstar’s $4.3 million Byron Bay beach house
Down: In the first photos of the Australian star since the split was announced, Liam appears visibly downtrodden
Not cheerful: The Australian actor consistently wore a miserable expression
Difficult: Liam picked a stool by the wall and crossed his legs and arms, appearing a little protective in his stance
Having picked up his frozen dessert, the actor then stepped out into the street with Chris and his family, continuing to look downcast.
The appearance comes after news of Liam and Miley’s split shocked fans across the world on Saturday.
Earlier on Monday, video has since resurfaced on Instagram of the couple looking distant in the final days of their doomed seven-month marriage.
Unhappy? Having picked up his frozen dessert, the actor then stepped out into the street with Chris and his family
Not the best of times: Continuing to look downcast, Liam held a dessert and coconut water
Split: The appearance comes after news of Liam’s split with Miley Cyrus shocked fans across the world on Saturday
The short clip, which was recorded in Solvang, California on July 9, is believed to be the last known footage of the pair together before they announced their break-up.
The Can’t Be Tamed singer gazed down at her iPhone and kept her distance from her husband, trailing at least a metre behind him.
End of the road: Miley and Liam looked miserable in footage of their last ever public sighting before announcing their split. Pictured in Solvang, California on July 9
Meanwhile, Liam wore a sullen expression on his face as he walked ahead.
The footage was taken after Miley’s performance at the Glastonbury music festival in England.
It was shot before Liam returned to Australia alone, where he remains in the company of brother Chris in Bryon Bay.
Nothing left to say? The footage was taken after Miley’s performance at the Glastonbury music festival in England and before Liam returned to Australia alone
In contrast to this candid footage, a selfie the couple took with a fan on the same day showed Miley and Liam looking much happier.
Just one month later, on Saturday, August 10, the Hollywood sweethearts announced their split.
The Wrecking Ball star confirmed via a statement to People magazine on Saturday that she and Liam had gone their separate ways.
Smiles for the camera? In contrast to this candid footage, a selfie the couple took with a fan on the same day (pictured) showed Miley and Liam looking much happier
‘Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time’: The Wrecking Ball hitmaker confirmed to People magazine on Saturday that she and Liam had gone their separate ways
Moving on: The day before announcing her marriage split, Miley had been pictured kissing Kaitlynn Carter, who is also newly single after separating from reality star Brody Jenner, on a girls’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy
Her spokesperson said: ‘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.
‘They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.’
Meanwhile, Liam was reportedly blindsided by photos of his estranged wife kissing Kaitlynn Carter on a girls’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy last week.
What went wrong? Miley and Liam’s last red carpet appearance together was at the Met Gala in New York City three months ago. Pictured on May 6, 2019
According to The Sun on Sunday, Miley’s ‘fling came as a shock’ to Liam.
‘Their marriage is over and Liam is absolutely heartbroken, but Miley is making up for lost time,’ claimed a source close to the couple.
‘He wants to settle down and have a conventional family including kids, but that couldn’t be further from what Miley is after right now.
‘She made it clear she wanted to be able to have fun with other people – men and women – but it’s always been something he’s had a hard time understanding.’
Their story: Miley and Liam had dated on and off since 2010. The couple were initially engaged in June 2012 before calling it off in September 2013. They later reconciled in 2016. Pictured on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood
Miley broke her silence on the split on Sunday morning, telling her Instagram followers she was going to let life take its path.
‘Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win,’ she wrote.
‘Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable. The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed.’
‘My dad always told me, ‘Nature never hurries but it is always on time’… it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true.’
She concluded by a reflecting on her own life, saying: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own.’
Liam is yet to make a public statement regarding the break-up.
Philosophical approach: Miley broke her silence on the split on Sunday morning, telling her Instagram followers she was going to let life take its path
Healing process: ‘I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own,’ Miley wrote
Meanwhile, a source told People magazine on Sunday that the couple’s split ‘isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day.’
They said: ‘After they reunited [in 2016 following their previous break-up], everyone thought they were this ‘perfect’ couple, but they still had a lot of issues.
‘They’re not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work. It’s not surprising at all.’
In trouble: A source told People magazine on Sunday that the couple’s split ‘isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day’. Pictured on May 6, 2019 in New York City
OK! Australia had previously reported that the couple had clashed over family plans.
Liam had apparently wanted to settle down while Miley wasn’t ready, leading to an ‘explosive fight’ back in July 2018, months before their secret December wedding.
‘He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off but it’s not quite the timeline Miley had in mind… he is left heartbroken,’ a source said at the time.
‘Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it… They haven’t been getting along in recent months.
‘[She] didn’t really want to get married. It’s something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam. [His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot.’
Cringe! Liam was allegedly embarrassed by Miley’s outrageous behavior at the Met Gala on May 6, with a source telling OK! Australia ‘he gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras’
Furthermore, Liam was also allegedly embarrassed by Miley’s outrageous behavior at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6.
The Met Gala was the couple’s last red carpet appearance together before announcing their split.
‘She was licking his face for the cameras on the red carpet, then grinding on people on the dance floor inside and grabbing her crotch,’ a source told OK! Australia.
Can’t Be Tamed: The break-up comes after Miley spoke to Elle magazine last month about how she ‘doesn’t fit into a stereotypical wife role’. Pictured on February 28, 2019
‘He gets turned off when she acts up for the cameras,’ they added. ‘He really doesn’t like that side of her, because he is the total opposite.’
The break-up comes after Miley spoke to Elle magazine last month about how she ‘doesn’t fit into a stereotypical wife role.’
‘I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,’ she said.
‘I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.’
‘People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f**ing good, and I know that,’ she added.
‘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.’
Miley and Liam secretly married in a surprise ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee in December 2018.
The couple first met on set of The Last Song in 2009 before embarking on an on-again-off-again relationship.
They were initially engaged in June 2012 before calling it off in September 2013. They later reconciled in 2016.
Over after seven months: Miley and Liam secretly married in a surprise ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee in December 2018. Pictured with her parents, Tish and Billy-Ray Cyrus
Single ladies! Miley is pictured on holiday in Italy with Kaitlynn Carter, who recently split from Brody Jenner after one year of marriage
Miley & Liam’s Romance: A Timeline
June 2009: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song, in which they played romantic interests – foretelling their real-life future.
Young love: Miley and Liam first met on the set of the movie The Last Song (pictured in 2010)
March 2010: Following months of speculation, the lovebirds confirmed their romance in the most Hollywood way possible, by making their red carpet debut as a couple at an Oscars party.
August 2010: After solidifying their status as Hollywood’s coolest young It Couple, the pair reportedly went through their first breakup, with Miley’s exhausting work schedule being cited by sources as the cause.
September 2010: Within weeks of the news that they had gone their separate ways, the pair were spotted out and about together.
November 2010: Fans rooting for the photogenic twosome’s fledgling romance were left disappointed as they decided to split once again.
Big step: Liam proposed to Miley in 2012 (pictured in 2012)
April 2011: After spending a whole winter apart, it appeared that they came to the realisation they couldn’t live apart, as they reunited in time for spring.
December 2011: Of course, nothing says ‘we’re together and madly in love’ in Hollywood like a red carpet outing. Liam joined Miley at the CNN Heroes Gala in Los Angeles.
March 2012: Shortly after Miley accompanied Liam to the premiere of The Hunger Games, engagement rumours swirled as she was seen sporting a ring. However, the star took to Twitter to shoot down the fevered speculation.
June 2012: What a difference a few months make! The couple announce their engagement after Liam proposes with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler.
February 2013: There appears to be trouble in paradise once again, as Miley shoots down cheating rumours. Despite her denials, the couple step out separately for high-profile Oscar parties, fuelling breakup speculation.
Time-out: Miley and Liam broke off their engagement in September 2013 and reunited in 2016 (pictured in 2013)
September 2013: Miley makes the big step of unfollowing Liam on Twitter. Just days later, her spokesperson confirms that the engagement is over. That same month, Liam is seen kissing Mexican beauty Eiza Gonzalez.
November 2014: Miley moves on! She embarks on a romance with Patrick Schwarzenegger, and their every exploit soon starts hitting social media.
March 2015: After Miley is embraced and welcomed into the Schwarzenegger fold, Patrick is seen getting cosy with another woman.
I do: The couple wed in Tennessee in December 2018 (pictured in 2018)
April 2015: It’s announced that the pair’s Instagrammable romance is over.
July 2015: Miley is linked to model Stella Maxwell after they’re seen out together. One month later, Miley shares that she’s pansexual – and single.
January 2016: The singer confirms that she’s back with Liam – and they’re engagement is on again – after she’s seen with moving trucks at his home.
October 2017: Miley and Liam make their first red carpet appearance together in more than four years as they attend the Hollywood premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, starring his brother Chris.
Happier times: The pair split after seven months of marriage in August 2019
November 2018: The couple lose their Malibu home, after devastating wildfires destroy homes throughout the state of California. They subsequently relocate to Tennessee, where they’re thought to have wed a month later.
December 2018: Miley and Liam marry at their home in Franklin, Tennessee
August 2019: Couple split after just seven months of marriage