Miley Cyrus PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Star cosies up to Kaitlynn Carter days BEFORE confirming split from Liam Hemsworth (and Brody Jenner's ex is still wearing that 'wedding ring')
- Miley and Liam's split was confirmed on Sunday after the singer, 26, was pictured kissing Kaitlynn Carter, 30, on a girls' trip to Lake Como, Italy
- The musician said in a statement they decided to split to 'focus on themselves and their careers' as they are 'ever-evolving' as individuals
- Miley, who identifies as pansexual, revealed in a candid interview last month that she was still 'very sexually attracted to women'
- The couple have dated on and off since 2010; they were initially engaged in June 2012, but called it off in September 2013, before reconciling in 2016
- Miley and Liam, 29, married in a secret wedding on December 23, 2018 at their home in Franklin, Tennessee
She shocked fans on Sunday by confirming she'd split from Liam Hemsworth after just seven months of marriage, hours after she was spotted kissing Kaitlynn Jenner.
But, Miley Cyrus, 26, was spotted cosying up to Kaitlynn, 30, days before the announcement as they enjoyed a getaway in the idyllic setting of Lake Como, Italy - with the reality star still wearing her 'wedding ring' from ex Brody Jenner, 35.
Miley and Kaitlynn sported coordinated white outfits as they enjoyed a boat trip on Cabinia around Hotel Sereno on Thursday, before heading out to hit the town on an evening out together.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Miley Cyrus was spotted cosying up to Kaitlynn Carter a days before the announcement as they enjoyed a getaway in the idyllic setting of Lake Como, Italyon Thursday
The Can't Be Tamed songstress kept things simple as she highlighted her slim physique in beige trousers and a white T-shirt.
Sticking with muted tones, Miley strolled towards their small boat for the afternoon in brown boots, and later slipped on a beige blazer.
The American pop star carried her belongings in a tan coloured bumbag which she draped under her arm.
Miley accessorised with a smattering of silver bangles and rings, and her highlighted tresses were styled into dishevelled waves.
In sync: Miley and Kaitlynn sported coordinated white outfits as they enjoyed a boat trip around Hotel Sereno on Thursday
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Still go it on! Kaitlynn was still wearing her 'wedding ring' from ex Brody Jenner during her outing with Miley on Thursday
Meanwhile, Kaitlynn looked perfectly in sync with Miley, clad in white cropped, high-waisted jeans and cut-out draped chiffon crop-top which boasted a plunging neckline, and a similar cut at the back.
The Hills: New Beginnings star strutted her stuff in a pair of angular-heeled white strappy shoes as she sauntered down the wooden jetty.
The blonde beauty draped the long chain of an envelope-style handbag over her shoulder, and notably was still wearing her 'wedding ring' from Brody Jenner.
The couple split in August, one year after they walked down the aisle in Indonesia, however, it was since reported that the two never actually made their marriage official.
According to TMZ, the blonde beauty wanted two things from the brother of Brandon Jenner: a baby and a legal marriage.
However Brody did not want to do either and they split as a result.
The publication reports that they have confirmed that Kaitlynn and Brody never followed up to get a marriage license in the US so their union was never officially legal.
Moving on? Miley was spotted kissing Brody's ex-wife Kaitlynn during a girls' getaway to Lake Como, Italy, on Friday 24 hours before she announced her split from husband of seven months Liam Hemsworth
Sipping the day away: Miley and Kaitlynn sipped on cocktails while sitting together on the boat
Stylish: Sticking with muted tones, Miley strolled towards their small boat for the afternoon in brown boots, and later slipped on a beige blazer
Cosy: The pair seemed close, with Kaitlynn wrapping an arm around Miley as they ventured out into the night
Chic: The Can't Be Tamed songstress kept things simple as she highlighted her slim physique in beige trousers and a white T-shirt
Stunning: Both ladies looked sensational in their coordinating looks, with their hair suitably styled for their day out
Careful: Miley handed her cocktail over before climbing aboard the vessel
Fun with friends: Miley and Kaitlynn chatted with friends, including Bradley Kenneth (pictured top right) and Miley's suster Brandi, 32, (mid right) while finishing off their cocktails
Helping hand: A member of the boat's crew assisted Brandi as she climbed aboard
Careful! Miley, Kaitlynn and another female friend tottered down the ramp, leading them to the small boat
The pair seemed close, with Kaitlynn wrapping an arm around Miley as they ventured out into the night.
Their cosy display comes days before they set pulses racing with their passionate kiss in the blazing heat on their Italian holiday getaway.
Miley and Kaitlynn appear to have turned to each other amid their recent heartbreaks, after Miley split from husband Liam Hemsworth, and Kaitlynn and Brody Jenner broke up.
Miley and Liam's split is rumoured to have been caused over her reported reluctance to start a family - something Liam is said to have wanted to do for years.
Elegant: Kaitlynn carefully stepped onto the boat with the help of a crew member
Looking good: Miley highlighted tresses were styled into dishevelled waves, while Kaitlynn opted for a similar look
Out out: Miley wrapped up with the help of her beige blazer as she ventured into the night with Kaitlynn
Travelling in style: Miley and her friend had private use of the boat as they took a trip around Hotel Sereno
Just last month, Miley - who identifies as pansexual - opened up about her relationship with Liam, telling Elle magazine that people 'wouldn't get' her 'complex and modern' relationship.
She explained: 'I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women,' and added: 'I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role, I don’t even like that word.'
The photographs of Miley and Kaitlynn together on Thursday emerged as an emotional Liam Hemsworth spoke for the first time in the wake of his shock split from pop star wife Miley Cyrus.
'You don't understand what it's like,' Liam told Daily Mail Australia when asked about the split, adding: 'I don't want to talk about it mate.'
Care-free: Kaitlynn and Miley looked care-free during their boat ride
Sipping on top of the world: Miley sipped on her cocktail as she enjoyed her time with friend
Cosy outing: Miley was joined by just a few select friends for her getaway to Lake Como
Fabulous friends: Saul Choza, owner of Winsor Choza Pilates also joined the fun (far left)
And relationship expert and psychologist Dr Becky Spelman claims those few words reveal so much about the breakdown of their relationship.
She told Mirror Online: 'In Liam’s statement that he is hinting at difficulties in the marriage that go beyond what the public sees.
'Only Liam and Miley will ever know all about what has happened between them, but Miley has been very vocal in the past about her pansexuality, while Liam has been less upfront, but Miley's stated he doesn’t identify as a "straight dude".
'It may be that this celebrity couple is mismatched in terms of what they are looking for in a relationship, and that a more open arrangement might suit one, or both, better.'
And relax: After the boat trip Miley was spotted relaxing on an outdoor couch outside Hotel Sereno
Easy breezy: Keeping it casual, Miley sat cross legged at the back of the boat, surrounded by her pals
Sailing away: The pop star and her pals sailed through the waters in Lake Como
Close pals: Just Miley's closest pals, and her sister, joined the intimate boat trip
Liam's comments come as Miley urged Brody Jenner to 'take a nap and cool off' after he joked about her kissing his ex Kaitlynn Carter following the split.
Brody had taken to social media, where he shared a photo of himself standing on a cliff solo with a pointed caption.
'Don't let yesterday take up too much of today,' he wrote on Instagram, just the day after photos of his ex wife getting hot and heavy with Miley emerged.
Sailing in style: The group relaxed in pure luxury, sipping on cocktails aboard the private Cabinia boat
Location location: Situated on the river front, Hotel Sereno is the perfect location for Miley and her pals to relax
Ouch! Meanwhile, Miley urged Brody Jenner to 'take a nap and cool off' after he joked about her kissing his ex Kaitlynn Carter following her shock split from husband Liam
Single ladies! Kaitlynn and Brody split just last week, after one-year of marriage - and on Saturday, the two ladies were pictured making out with one another
Poking fun at the situation, Brody's friend Brandon Thomas Lee, 23, took to the comments with a light-hearted response.
'Let's round this scandal our band post a pic of us making out,' the son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee said with a kissy emoji.
Brody kept up the playful tone in his reply, writing: 'Watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon.'
The singer/actress clapped back with a sassy response, telling Jenner: 'Go take a nap in your truck and cool off. #HotGirlSummer.'
Miley was alluding to a part of The Hills: New Beginnings where Jenner stormed off from a fight with Carter to spend the night in his car.
Stunning: The hotel boasts floor-to-ceiling windows throughout allowing guests to enjoy the view at all times
Nice boat: Miley at Kaitlynn travelled in style around Lake Como aboard the small boat named Cabinia
The Wrecking Ball star confirmed via a statement on Saturday that she and Liam had gone their separate ways.
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.'
Liam was said to have been blindsided by photos of his estranged wife kissing Kaitlynn Carter, 30, the ex of The Hills star Brody Jenner, 35, on a girls' holiday in Lake Como, Italy.
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