While Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are now engaged after three years together, their road to wedded bliss has been a rocky one, with several breakups and reconciliations.
Before Miley, 19, and Liam, 22, walk down the aisle, let’s take a moment to walk down memory lane and remember their ups, downs and everything in between.
Summer 2009: Cyrus met “The Hunger Games” star on the set of “The Last Song.” They began dating shortly after she ended a nine-month relationship with model Justin Gaston and briefly reconciled with Nick Jonas .
October 2009: Soon after beginning their romance, Hemsworth was reportedly the catalyst behind Cyrus leaving Twitter .
November 2009: Though they kept the romance quiet for as long as they could, it wasn’t until November that Cyrus, then 16, addressed their relationship. “It sucks when your personal life becomes public,” she told Seventeen magazine . “So I’m finding ways to make my personal and private life more of my life — which is one of the reasons why I deleted my Twitter. We’ve decided that any type of relationship that we have, we will always just keep it very DL. First and foremost, we are best friends, so that’s what I tell people all the time.”
March 2010: Miley opened up a lot more about the Aussie actor while she was out promoting “The Last Song,” telling Ellen DeGeneres she fell for him pretty quickly. She later added in an interview with Teen Vogue, “I think we’re both deeper than normal people — what they think and how they feel. He’s very grateful for what he has, but he doesn’t let it go to his head. I’m like that too.”
June 2010: Cyrus sat down with MTV News and opened up about the influence Hemsworth had over her album Can’t Be Tamed, which she released that month. “There are a lot of songs that are about Liam,” she said, later adding, “All of them are about him in a way, but it’s also about past relationships that you gotta get over and move on and just about freeing yourself from anything that you feel holds you back. Just let go of anything that’s not going to help you in your future and … always keep going forward.”
August 2010: While they went strong for about a year, Cyrus and Hemsworth broke-up for the first time — but they reportedly reconciled one month later. And even back then, Cyrus was denying rumors that they were engaged .
November 2010: Cyrus and Hemsworth split again a few months later.
April 2011: After some time apart (and Cyrus’ controversial bong video , in which she thought she saw Hemsworth at a party, in December 2010), the couple couldn’t stay away from each other for very long and reunited.
February 2012: In an interview with Details magazine in February 2012, Hemsworth opened up about falling for his lady love. “What happened happened, and we’ve been together ever since,” he said of filming “The Last Song.” “She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”
March 2012: This isn’t the first time this year that engagement rumors have followed the couple. Cyrus and Hemsworth denied similar reports earlier this year. “I’m not engaged,” Cyrus said. “I’ve worn this same ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to [talk] about! It’s a topaz, people!”
June 2012: Now that they are engaged — for real this time — it might be a while before the big day. They are each busy with their respective careers. He’s stacking up several film projects, including “Empire State,” which he’s currently shooting in New Orleans. He will also film the thriller “Paranoia” with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman and then work begins on the second “Hunger Games” flick. Meanwhile, Miley is working on a new album.
All that work doesn’t seem to make her less excited for this new chapter in their relationship. “I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,” she said in a statement about their May 31 engagement.
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