A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship

Miliam has been through their ups and downs, but their love is strong.

By Claire Downs

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have been on and off for the last seven years. If it seems like a long time, maybe it's because it is. Or maybe it's because the couple has broken up and gotten back together more times than we can count. But right now, it seems to be on for good. After a nearly three-year hiatus, Liam and Miley (Liley? Miliam?) have been stronger than ever since reuniting in 2016 and brought their #relationshipgoals in toe. Though the couple has had their ups and downs (and twerking scandals), they've known each other since 2009, and they met playing characters in a Nicholas Sparks movie! If that's not true love, we don't know what is!

Check out our complete timeline of Liam and Miley's relationship here.

August 2016:

  • Miley throws Samantha Hemsworth (Liam's sis) a "very Miley" party, complete with an all-gold theme, some butt-painting (exactly what you think it is), and of course, Miley's BFF Wayne Coyne.
  • Miley wears a new diamond ring, sparking elopement rumors.
  • Miley posts a video of her and Liam singing Bieber's "Love Yourself" in the car. It's adorable.
  • BGVs: @liamhemsworth Starring : Barbie Da Beagle @beaglefreedom

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    July 2016

  • Miley and Liam are spotted all around Los Angeles, and spend July 4th together.
  • Liam appears on Miley's Insta, sporting a shirt from Happy Hippie, Miley's charity for homeless and LGBT youths.
  • So much love in one pic.... ?❤️? get ur happy hippie teeeee hereeeee

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    June 2016

  • Miley makes it Instagram official.
  • ???

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    May 2016

  • Liam does an interview with GQ Australia. When asked if he thought the decision to propose to Miley back in 2012 was "impulsive," he replied, "It was a well thought-out idea. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time—we both needed that." It's true that they were young - he was 19 and she was 22.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus weighs in on the re-engagement in an interview on E!. Mr. Cyrus played coy saying, "Here's what I do know: they're so happy, that's the main thing. Miley and I, we always had this slogan, 'If you ain't happy, it ain't working,' and just seeing these — I still call 'em kids — these two kids happy, that's all that matters."
  • April 2016

  • Though they confirmed it was back on in January, the couple isn't seen publicly until they are spotted getting lunch in Australia last April.
  • January 2016

  • Miley posts an Insta of herself wearing a ring that looks suspiciously like her diamond engagement ring from back in the day. And, it's on THAT finger. Fans FREAK.
  • Finally, in late January, they confirm they are officially engaged again.
  • I look like a fucking strawberry. #looklikemyfuckingmomdressedmethisam #prettysureihadthissamelookat6

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    November 2015

  • Miley helps Liam adopt a huge dog, who he names Dora the Explorer.
  • New "gigantic" rescue pup! Dora the Explorer. #rescuedog!

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    October 2015

  • Miley posts a photo to Instagram wearing the same TMNT onesie that Liam posted on his Instagram earlier in the year. The suspicion is real.
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    October 2013-September 2015

  • They see other people. Miley dates Patrick Schwarzenegger and Liam sees Maika Monroe.
  • September 2013

  • Miley unfollows her fiancé, Liam on Twitter.
  • Three days later, Miley's rep confirms that their engagement is off.
  • The very next day, Liam is spotted making out with Mexican actress, Eiza Gonzalez. Cold.
  • While performing "Wrecking Ball" at the iHeart Radio Festival, Miley breaks down onstage. The song, of course, is believed to be about Liam.
  • August 2013

  • Miley and Liam attend the L.A. premier of Paranoia together. This is the last time they are seen together before breaking off their engagement.
  • August 26, 2013: the day of Miley's famous twerking performance at the VMAs. Was it the last straw?
  • June 2013

  • The couple are photographed for the first time in five months on a date to the movies.
  • March 2013

  • Miley is seen around LA without her ring, leading gossip sites to speculate. Again, Miley addresses the rumors.
  • Miley tweets a photo of herself wearing the ring.
  • February 2013

  • After spending the holidays on a romantic vacay in Costa Rica, rumors of a split begin to surface.
  • Perez Hilton accuses Miley of cheating on Liam with Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick. Miley claps back.
  • The pair attend separate Oscars parties.
  • August 2012

  • Miley gets "the cut." No word on whether this is just wedding jitters, or a makeover for fun.
  • June 2012

  • Miley and Liam publicly confirm they are engaged. Miley starts wearing the 3.5-carat Neil Lane diamond ring.
  • March 2012

  • Engagement rumors swirl when Miley attends The Hunger Games premiere with Liam, wearing a very sparkly ring on ~~that~~ finger.
  • But Miley denies the engagement.
  • Summer 2011-February 2012

  • More award shows and parties; the couple seems completely happy together.
  • In the February 2012 issue of Details, Liam says that Miley makes him "really happy" and defended her most recent weed-smoking scandal.
  • April 2011

  • Miley and Liam are back on, but a source close to them says they're just "taking it slow."
  • Fall 2010

  • Liam and Miley hit their first bumps in the road. In August, People reported the two had broken up, largely due to Miley's work schedule.
  • A month later, they're back on. They were spotted running errands together, and hanging out.
  • By November, friends and family close to the stars said they had broken up for good.
  • June 2010

    Miley tells MTV News that Liam is the inspiration for her song, "I Can't Be Tamed."

    Spring 2010

  • Miley and Liam begin attending all the events together: premiers, award shows and swanky parties. It's basically prom every weekend for these two lovebirds.
  • The two were seen kissing at Elton John's Oscars party.
  • January 2010

  • The couple apparently spends New Years in Australia together with Liam's family, where they are spotted holding hands.
  • Later that month, the couple is spotted out in public around Los Angeles.
  • Summer 2009

  • Liam and Miley meet while filming The Last Song, where they played lovers. Apparently the on-camera kisses were more than just "acting."
  • We have had fun following Miley and Liam's ups and downs love life, but it's hardly the roller coaster ride that Rihanna and Drake put us through.