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The emotional track, titled “Slide Away,” paints a picture of a failed relationship that once felt like a storybook romance. With lyrics like “Baby, we were found, but now we're lost” and “it's time to let it go,” it's almost impossible not to wonder if Cyrus is singing about Hemsworth.
But perhaps the most glaring “clue” is found in the song’s bridge, where Cyrus sings: “Move on, we're not 17 / I’m not who I used to be / You say that everything changed / You’re right, we're grown now.” As fans know, Cyrus and Hemsworth met on the set of 2010’s The Last Song, and the couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary shortly before announcing their separation. Cyrus is turning 27 in November, meaning she was around 17 years old when she and Hemsworth first began their romance.
Miley really said— ѕαℓмα (@NJSpaceGirl) August 16, 2019
"Move on, we're not 17
I'm not who I used to be
You say that everything changed
You're right, we're grown now"
I am: heartbroken pic.twitter.com/3dqaqCWgjp
“Move on we’re not 17” Miley stop that 😭😭😭— Becca x (@_BeccaxS) August 16, 2019
The celebrity couple announced their split on August 10, with Cyrus’s rep telling People: “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.”
In the wake of their separation, rumors have been flying about the possible reasons for their breakup, though neither star has confirmed what exactly led to their split. To compound things, a source recently told People that there’s hope for the couple yet, explaining: “They are having a break right now because they needed it. It was a bad situation with a lot of disagreements ... They both agreed it’s better to spend time apart, but this doesn’t mean their relationship is completely over.”
Of course, the best source of information is none other than Cyrus and Hemsworth themselves. For her part, Cyrus seemed to reference their relationship on Instagram earlier this month alongside a picture of herself posing on a mountaintop. “Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win,” she wrote. “Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable.”