News about the marriage between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth came at a time when most of their fans were all wrapped up in their own holiday celebrations. Waiting to announce the news until after the holiday fiascos were over, the happy newlyweds seem to be gracing the covers of magazines and embracing their together forever life.
Unlike many celebrities, this couple opted for a low-key and private ceremony. It’s a surprising choice for the singer, who many consider one of the most attention-garnering artists of the 21st century.
Ever since her Hannah Montana days, Miley Cyrus has been living up in upper stratosphere levels of fame. Throughout her transition from being a Disney gal to becoming the Bangerz-era Miley that fans all know and love there’s been one constant: Liam Hemsworth.
Break ups and make ups might plague their past relationship, but the world’s low-key favorite couple have finally committed once and for all. What kind of sordid events are lurking in the shadows of their past relationships? There’s only one way to find out!
These are the 20 biggest things to know about the wedding, their two-year separation, and all the other events these two have (thankfully) worked through.
20 They Were Officially Married Even Before The Ceremony
It turns out that this marriage was even more secret than we thought! For those that don’t know, there are two aspects to getting married that make the union official in different ways. Getting a marriage license is a legal requirement. This is what binds two people together legally.
The ceremony is the event (where most people choose to sign the marriage license) that celebrates the happy couple; think dress, vows, and kissing the bride.
While Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had a ceremony that happened close to Christmas Eve, it looks like the two of them might have been legally bound beforehand. According to DailyMail, they got their marriage license on December 18th!
19 It Was A Traditional, Down Home Wedding
Harper’s Bazaar released all the details on Miley Cyrus’s wedding, and the most important thing to take away from it is the fact that Miley Cyrus might just be on a new trajectory. Her traditional wedding seemingly featured a balloon arch and pastel colors, with string lights and close family and friends invited. “Cozy” is the word choice most appropriate for this event, and it seems to be exactly what both Cyrus and Hemsworth wanted. Harper’s Bazaar mentions that they’re both big family folks, and thought it was perfect to hold the party in the Cyrus family’s Tennessee home. Very fitting for the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
18 Baby Mode Has Officially Been Engaged By The Two Newlyweds
No, they’re not pregnant… yet. According to DailyMail, there are a few reasons the two of them decided to tie the knot so quickly. While we’ll get into the biggest reason shortly, one speculated factor is the family fact.
DailyMail quotes someone who seems to be close to the couple as revealing, “these two are in big time baby mode right now and cannot wait to get pregnant as soon as possible.”
We can’t speak to the verifiability of that claim, but we are willing to bet that those two incredibly caring individuals are excited about the prospect of starting their own family. After all, it’s been ten years in the making!
17 Nicholas Sparks Wished Them Well
For an author who seems to love love (or at least the drama that love seems to garner), it’s no surprise that Nicholas Sparks has been following these two lovebirds for the past decade. For anyone out there who still doesn’t know, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth fell in love on the set of The Last Song, a Nicholas Sparks movie, as InStyle reported in their relationship timeline for the couple. Cosmopolitan revealed that Sparks sent out e-congratulations to the couple in the form of a tweet, saying that the marriage makes him “so happy.” We haven’t seen The Last Song, but maybe this 10-years-later marriage will become canon.
16 It Hasn’t All Been Roses, Though, As They’ve Split Up Three Times Before
Surprise, surprise: another celebrity relationship filled with drama, though the amount of love between these two seems to balance it out well. Cyrus and Hemsworth have always had nothing but love and respect for each other, even amid their tumultuous breaks.
According to InStyle, they’d split up three times before finally marrying a few short weeks ago.
This includes a two-year gap which was arguably a very necessary break for them. In the midst of all this separation, the two have stayed strong, though, as proven by their new marriage. While they might not have been devoted to each other for all of the ten years, they have been together.
15 ... Including A Canceled Engagement
One of the biggest bare patches in their relationship timeline is the paused engagement. InStyle reveals that the two had been engaged back when Cyrus was just 19. According to InStyle's report, part of the reason for their canceled engagement was merely the fact that the two of them weren’t old enough for that kind of commitment yet. We’re inclined to agree. 19 is a young age, especially when Miley was still trying to break away from her Disney image and forge a path for herself. Being with Liam Hemsworth might have been meant to be, but at that point, it was probably a smart move to take some time for themselves.
14 Malibu Was Written About Liam And Their (Now Gone) Home
Also included in InStyle relationship timeline were details about Miley Cyrus’s 2017 hit, Malibu.
While it might read as a devoted love ballad to a place rather than a person, InStyle states that the song is definitely about the home Cyrus and Hemsworth have together.
Or, rather, had together. The article goes on to state that Hemsworth and Cyrus lost their home due to the Malibu fires that hit this past year. While the animals were saved, everything else seems to have been lost. While the house might not stand anymore, the song does, and both are a testament to their commitment to each other.
13 They Do Almost Everything Together, Including SNL
Here’s an adorable fact that we definitely didn’t know. Hemsworth might be open about his love for Miley and their happy little animal family on social media, but he’s putting his actions where his mouth is too! Miley Cyrus’s SNL performance was punctuated by cuddles with Liam Hemsworth backstage. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the two are doing pretty much everything together, including working on the SNL set! Adorably supportive in the face of both fire and live television, this is a couple that truly knows how to have each other’s backs. We’re waiting for the day they get to do a joint SNL hosting too!
12 Her Engagement Ring Was The Original One Liam Gave Her All Those Years Ago
Remember when we talked about their split engagement? It wasn’t all that was lost. Cyrus stopped wearing her ring after that engagement ended, and we remember being worried that it would be gone forever.
Though we’re not sure who kept the ring safe after all these years, we are sure that Miley Cyrus’s original ring made a reappearance throughout the course of this successful engagement.
InStyle has been reporting on this since 2016; we’re glad it can now finally be confirmed. It’s such a sweet way to commemorate the depth and length of their commitment to each other. 10 years, even with that big ol’ break, is nothing to throw away.
11 They’re VERY Open About Their Love For Each Other On Social Media
In case there’s anyone out there who hasn’t noticed yet, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are all about the love on social media. Not only are their photo feeds full of cute couple snapshots and lovey-dovey captions, but they’re also always posting about their gratitude and consideration for the other person. Liam Hemsworth is incredibly supportive of Miley’s music and is constantly re-sharing her posts regarding new releases and photoshoots. Not to mention the comments! Miley Cyrus is very open about the fact that she’s scored big time with Liam Hemsworth, as her social media comments have revealed. Go ahead and scroll through; we’re hard-pressed to find a post that doesn’t have a hint of Liam love in it, and vice-versa.
10 Their Two Year Break Was Very Important For Miley
Sometimes we need to be on our own in order to grow. It’s hard to discover who we are when we’re so integrally tied in with another person. Whether that’s through a creative collaboration or a personal relationship doesn’t necessarily matter.
Taking a break and going out on our own is important for growth. And their two-year break was very important for Miley Cyrus, as InStyle reports.
This was when she changed up everything, opting for blonde, short hair, vibrant music vibes, and some questionable dance moves at the VMAs. She fully shed her Disney image and at the same time found her creative voice.
9 Liam’s Got A Lot To Say About His Feelings For Miley
The couple is special, and that’s all there is to it. The best way to sum up their relationship is to read some of Liam’s wordier comments about it. His descriptions of his feelings is beautiful, including this quote from their two-year break, as reported by InStyle: ”Some people just come with a little more baggage. I mean, look — we were together five years, so I don’t think those feelings will ever change. And that’s good because that proves to me that it was real. It wasn’t just a fling. It really was an important part of my life and always will be.” Maybe he knew all along they would end up together. Regardless, he’s always been very vocal about how much they mean to each other.
8 Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Though, And Hemsworth’s Action Was Pig Wrangling
It’s not just all the talk that makes Liam Hemsworth a romance master.
We always hear about how actions speak louder than words, and in this case, Hemsworth’s action was wrangling two pigs.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Miley has been quoted as saying, “he was so incredible. He got all the animals out in his truck, he put two pigs in crate which I'm telling you is so hard.” He’s even earned a new pet name thanks to this action. Why the pig wrangling? The fire was even scarier for Miley and Liam, the latter of whom saved all of their animals from the sudden blaze. If that’s not family devotion, we don’t know what is.
7 Miley’s Parents Had A Similar Ceremony 25 Years Before
One of the most surprising details about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s wedding was the fact that it’s not the first down-home ceremony they’ve had in their family. Harper’s Bazaar reported that Tish Cyrus, the mother of Miley and wife of Billy Ray, had a wedding ceremony that was the inspiration for this most recent Cyrus wedding. According to the caption of a photo Tish Cyrus posted, 25 years ago she and Billy Ray got married in a very similar ceremony. Family, friends, food, and cake were the mainstays of their down-home wedding. While the home decor has (thankfully) changed since then, the commitment and family-oriented love haven’t. Here’s hoping Miley and Liam get at least 25 years too!
6 The Wedding Was Simple, But Her Dress Cost A Pretty Penny
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One might think it odd that these two big celebrities didn’t have a big blowout of a wedding ceremony, but trust us when we say that that’s certainly not the case. Don’t let the location and limited guest list fool you: Miley Cyrus went all out on a few big features. Namely, her dress.
Elle revealed that the dress Miley Cyrus wore was a made-to-order outfit from famous design brand Vivienne Westwood.
It didn’t come cheap, either. While it’s not as outrageous as some of the other celebrity dresses we’ve seen, it still cost nearly $9,000. Sure, it’s not that extravagant. But it’s certainly not budget friendly. We think that she made a great choice, though, as the outfit certainly fit her like a glove.
5 Their Ceremonial Menu? Fried Chicken With A Side Of Fast Food
The final drop in their wedding expense budget was a fried chicken feast. DailyMail revealed that they spent quite a chunk of their wedding money on feeding their limited guest list, and feeding them well. Apparently Cyrus and Hemsworth decided that the menu would consist of “crispy fried chicken from Big Shake's Hot Chicken and Fish in Franklin.” DailyMail then goes on to reveal that December 24th was full of a few other fried treats too. They report, “Miley's sister Brandi shared footage of the [family] stocking up on fast food at franchise Sonic's on Christmas Eve.” Juicy popcorn chicken and golden french fries are the best things to leave out for Santa, after all.
4 Both Of Them Have A History Of Seeing Other People
Despite all the reports of this wedding being the culmination of 10 years of togetherness, let’s not forget the fact that Cyrus and Hemsworth do have some history apart. In their two year gap, they each had some romantic connections to others, which might have made their reconciliation all the sweeter.
InStyle links Hemsworth to at least one other partner, while Miley Cyrus apparently had two serious stints with other people.
Seeing other people was potentially one of the ways both of them grew. Being able to explore other relationships is a great way to figure out how we really feel about another person.
3 Their Families Were The Star Guests Of Their Wedding
All that history was set aside when they decided to devote their lives to each other. What better way to celebrate that than to celebrate their commitment with friends and family? The secret wedding was small, and the family and friends were the real stars. Elle revealed that the location for their wedding changed after the fire hit their Malibu home, but that didn’t change their beliefs on what their wedding should be. Elle quotes a friend of the couple as saying, “a lavish ceremony wasn't important to Miley or Liam… All that mattered was that their families could be there." For such a down-to-earth couple this philosophy makes total sense.
2 They Really Are “Survival Partners”
In the wake of the natural disaster and losing their home came love and commitment. Mirror believes that it was the tragedy of the fire and losing everything that truly inspired the two to finally get married.
They report that the way the two got through and dealt with the fire resulted in a whole new sense of security and trust between the two of them.
Combined with the fact that they’re now both a little more grown-up than they were at the time of their first engagement, this means that they’re not just life partners now. They’re survival partners too, and they can get through anything together.
1 ... Even If Liam Hemsworth Isn’t The Biggest Fan Of The Pet Name
Literally a “survival partner.” That’s Miley’s new endearing name for Liam, who is apparently not the biggest fan of the term. Miley loves it, though, and Harper’s Bazaar reports Miley Cyrus as saying, “I call him my 'survival partner' now, and he thinks it's not romantic. But, I learned that it is! That is why you pair up with someone is for survival.” This couple has survived a lot, and we’re sure they’re going to survive and thrive in the future, too. From a past filled with heartbreak and distance to the most recent fire, this is a couple that’s had a very rich 10 years. We wish the best to them, and can’t wait to see what’s waiting in the future.
Sources: Daily Mail, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, ET Online, Elle