Back in August, Miley Cyrus’ rep announced Cyrus and her husband Liam Hemsworth had separated after less than a year of marriage. Ten days later, Hemsworth filed for divorce. Now, seven months on, the two are legally single and very happily in new relationships—Cyrus with 22-year-old Australian singer Cody Simpson and Hemsworth with 21-year-old Australian model Gabriella Brooks. Entertainment Tonight got a little update on how Hemsworth and Cyrus are both doing and how Cyrus feels about Hemsworth now, months after their split drama dominated headlines.Cyrus “just wants Liam to be happy,” the outlet’s source said. The singer understood that she and Hemsworth want different things, which is why their relationship ended. “She knows how important love and marriage are for him, but she just needed her independence,” the source explained. “Miley and Liam have moved on and it seems they’re both where they most want to be in life.”Brooks helped Hemsworth really move on after the split, the outlet’s source said: “While Liam’s family has been a huge support since the breakup with Miley, it was Gabriella who made him realize there is life after Miley. Gabriella is quiet, low key. She loves to be alone with Liam and isn’t seeking attention from others.””Gabriella is young but adores him,” the source continued. “She gets along with his parents and his closest friends. The moment they started dating, they had incredible chemistry.”Hemsworth had a lot of love for his ex but also accepted that they want different things out of life. “Liam loved Miley so much but in the back of his mind, he always knew a life with her would prove difficult because she never seemed ready to settle down,” the source said. “Liam wanted a marriage and family.”Cyrus publicly touched on their different aspirations in a Twitter thread she published shortly after their split was announced. “Liam and I have been together for a decade,” the then-26-year-old singer wrote. “I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will. BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking, foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar. I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.”
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).