Singer-actress Miley Cyrus threw shade on her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth in her latest track Flowers released just hours before his birthday. In the first song from her highly anticipated eight studio album Endless Summer Vacation, the Wrecking Ball hitmaker discussed her failed marriage to The Hunger Games star.
In the diss track, Cyrus croons, “We were good / We were gold / Kind of dream that can’t be sold. We were right / ‘Til we weren’t / Built a home and watched it burn.”
Cyrus sang about Liam Hemsworth
Page Six reported that Cyrus’ hotly released song present double meaning, referring to her Malibu house with Liam Hemsworth which was destroyed in a 2018 wildfire and her tragic love story.
“I didn’t want to leave you / I didn’t wanna lie / Started to cry but then remembered / I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don’t understand,” she sings.
“I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can,” Cyrus continues to the melody of Bruno Mars’ ballad When I Was Your Man. What a bad relationship with Liam Hemsworth.
They have been dating on and off for a decade
In 2019, the former couple split up after a decade-long on-and-off romance and almost a year of marriage. Hemsworth and Cyrus’ divorce was finalised in 2020.
Insiders close to the singer alleged that at that time she did not want to end their marriage and was willing to do everything to get back together with Hemsworth.
Cyrus spoke in December 2020 about how she would always love Hemsworth, but there was too much conflict in their relationship for it to be healthy long-term. What she said during that interview about their relationship breakdown also appears to be echoed in the lyrics of “Flowers.”
Cyrus will always love Hemsworth
“We were together since 16,” Cyrus told Howard Stern. “Our house [in Malibu] burned down [during the Woolsey fire]. 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. And I was actually in South Africa, so I couldn’t come home, and like, my animals were tied to a post at the beach. I lost everything. I had polaroids of Elvis, like front row, passed on from—I got a couple grandmas to give me their Elvis polaroids. I always became friends with my friends’ grandmas so I could get the goods from the artists I love.”
“I had so much and it was all gone, every song I had ever written was in that house,” she continued. “Every photograph of me that my parents had given to me, all my scripts, 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. Which is not abnormal, a lot of animals do this and end up dying, like deers run into the forest. You’re attracted to that heat and me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it, and not wanting to go, you know, ‘What could be purposeful about this?’ I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him. And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
Cyrus added later of their dynamic, “There was too much conflict. When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
The former couple have both moved on and are dating different people. Hemsworth has been with model Gabriella Brooks for over three years. Cyrus, meanwhile, has been dating Maxx Morando for nearly a year.