As Miley Cyrus continues to climb the charts with her instant-hit and self-love anthem, “Flowers,” rumors of her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth cheating on her during their marriage continue to persist on Twitter.
Cyrus has not confirmed or denied whether these rumors are true (or if they inspired the song, as many fans think). Here’s what we know:
Is “Flowers” About Liam Hemsworth Cheating?
Last week, Cyrus, 30, broke the internet after sharing the infectious and danceable track, “Flowers,” and caught the attention of fans with lyrics that chronicle someone choosing themselves over a failing relationship.
While Cyrus hasn’t broken down the lyrics or revealed exactly what they allude to, many fans became convinced (and shared their many theories on TikTok and Twitter) that the jam was written about Hemsworth’s reported infidelities when the two were married.
With the track release date being Hemsworth‘s birthday (January 13th), many Twitter users suspected that the lyrics might have been inspired by Cyrus’ on-again, off-again relationship with the actor, 33, which ended for good in 2019, along with their marriage.
Why Do Fans Think Hemsworth Was Unfaithful To Cyrus?
One viral Twitter rumor that emerged in the wake of Cyrus releasing “Flowers” is that Hemsworth cheated on her with 14 women in the same house where the song’s music video was filmed.
This rumor seems to have started from a January 13th tweet by pop-culture observer Pop Tingz, which reads, “The house where the music video for Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ was recorded was previously used by Liam Hemsworth to cheat on Miley with more than 14 women while they were married.” While the tweet has garnered thousands of likes and retweets, it still has yet to be verified by a legitimate news source.
Another unverified—but popular—claim from supposed insiders is that Hemsworth once dedicated Bruno Mars’ 2012 hit “When I Was Your Man” to Cyrus at their wedding, and that her “Flowers” lyrics are a nod to those penned by Mars.
One line from Mars’ song that seems to back up this theory is “I should’ve bought you flowers and held your hand.” Cyrus notably sings on “Flowers,” “I can buy myself flowers,” and later, “I can hold my own hand.”
Cyrus & Hemsworth’s Relationship Timeline
Cyrus and Hemsworth famously met in June 2009 on the set of The Last Song and began dating soon after. They reportedly split (according to E!) for the first time in August 2010, got back together in September of that year, broke up again in November, and reunited once more in April of 2011.
In March of 2012, engagement rumors began swirling. Hemsworth officially confirmed to have proposed in June of that year, and in September of 2013, they called off their engagement.
The rollercoaster ride continued when the couple confirmed they got back together and reignited their engagement (again!) in October of 2016, and they finally tied the knot in December 2018. Sadly, the two broke up in August of 2019 and Hemsworth filed for divorce.
In a poignant December 2020 interview with Howard Stern, the “Malibu” singer got vulnerable about her and Hemsworth’s relationship. According to her, their traumatic experience of losing their Malibu house in a fire prompted their December 2018 nuptials.
“We were together since [I was] 16,” Cyrus explained. “Our house burned down. We had been like, engaged — I don’t know if we really ever thought we were actually going to get married, but when we lost our house in Malibu — which if you listen to my voice pre-and post-fire, they’re very different, so that trauma really affected my voice.”
“I lost everything… And so in trying to put that back together, instead of going, ‘Oh, nature kind of did something I couldn’t do for myself; it forced me to let go,’ I ran toward the fire.” Cyrus explained, adding that she “clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him.”
At the time, Cyrus stressed that she didn’t have any bad blood between her and Hemsworth after seperating. “I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will,” she said.
“Flowers” is the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation, out March 10th.