The couple, who met and even fell in love on the set of The Last Song, began dating in 2009 and had an on-again, off-again relationship for over a decade.
After getting engaged in 2012 and breaking up in 2013, the pair spent some time apart before rekindling their romance in 2016. They eventually got married in the month of December 2018 but called it quits eight months later.
Plastic Hearts is the singer’s first full album since her divorce from the actor, so it comes as no surprise that she was going to sing about Hemsworth and the end of their marriage. Fans have already speculated that at least three songs are directed at him.
On the first track of the album, “WTF Do I Know,” Cyrus sings, “I am the type to drive a pickup through your mansion / I am completely naked but I am making it fashion / Maybe getting married just to cause a distraction / Here to tell you something that you don’t know.”
— andrea (@tewsfaye) November 26, 2020
'wtf do i know' really came for liam hemsworth, huh?
— this is debs trying ✨ (@springof92_) November 27, 2020
Fans also believe Cyrus is referencing her marriage to Hemsworth in her song “Angels Like You.”
WTF do I know: Miley Cyrus song is about her ex Liam Hemsworth? Why do fans think so?
Ahead of Plastic Hearts’ release, Miley Cyrus told fans she scrapped her entire album after her split from Hemsworth and re-recorded it because “everything had changed.”
The pop star wrote on Instagram in October that she began this album over two years ago. Thought she had it all figured out. Not just the record with its sounds and songs but her whole f***** life.
But no one checks an ego like life itself. Just when she thought the body of work was finished, it was ALL erased. Including most of the music’s relevance. Because EVERYTHING had changed.
In November 2020, Cyrus also opened up about the struggles she’s gone through in the last two years, admitting she didn’t cry too much over her breakup with Hemsworth.
“I have gone through a lot of kind of trauma and loss in the last couple of years. I had a house fire in Malibu, where I lost my house and even went through a divorce recently, my grandma who I was super close with, I lost,” she said on the Scandinavian talk show Skavlan.”