Do Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Still Communicate?

A little more than a decade after they began dating — and less than a year after they tied the knot — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have agreed to separate

“Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers,” Cyrus’ representative said in an Aug. 10 statement shared with People magazine. “They still remain dedicated parents to all of [the] animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart.”

But one has to ask: Do they talk at all?

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus | Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney

Sources say Cyrus and Hemsworth are distant

A source told People on Aug. 16 that Cyrus “hasn’t talked to Liam” since her representative shared the above statement. The insider added, “Miley is okay, but you can tell she isn’t 100 percent happy.”

Cyrus has been keeping busy with reality star Kaitlynn Carter, who recently split from Brody Jenner. The two were seen kissing just hours before Cyrus’ representative confirmed the singer’s split from Hemsworth.

“They are both going through similar stuff right now and are bonding over it,” the insider continued. “Miley is very close with Kaitlynn. It’s romantic, but also a friendship,” the source added.

Why Cyrus and Hemsworth broke up

According to multiple reports, there are several reasons why these two decided to split up.

For one, Cyrus reportedly wanted to dive back into her music career, while the Hunger Games actor allegedly wished to live a simpler life. “She has been ready to put out music and be back in the game touring and performing,” a source told E! News on Aug. 10.

Reports also say the “Malibu” singer grew tired of Hemsworth’s alleged hard-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 People on Aug. 14. “Liam parties with his friends, and Miley thinks he should’ve grown out of that by now.”

An E! News source said that they tried to make it work, but their efforts weren’t enough. “They have been trying to make it work for months now haven’t felt they were connecting on the level they were feeling when they got married last year,” the insider shared. “It’s been a rough year.”

Hemsworth has not commented on the claims, and he likely won’t. “This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets,” he wrote in his first Instagram post following the split.

Cyrus, on the other hand, hasn’t said much either. However, she did share an Instagram post on Aug. 11 about the importance of embracing change.

There’s a chance they could get back together

Reports say it might not be over between Cyrus and Hemsworth. After all, this isn’t the first time they’ve broken up before getting back together.

“They are having a break right not because they needed it. It was a bad situation with a lot of disagreements,” a source close to Cyrus told People on Aug. 13. “They both agreed it’s better to spend time apart, but this doesn’t mean their relationship is completely over.”

Maybe a little distance is what they need to make it work. Or, perhaps it’ll confirm that they’re better off solo. We’ll see what happens.