Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth call it quits months after tying the knot

Cape Town – Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits eight months after they got married.

The couple tied the knot in secret wedding ceremony in December last year.

READ MORE: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth share wedding photos

News of the split comes days after Miley was spotted kissing Brody Jenner's, ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter during a girls getaway to Lake Como, Italy. 

A rep for the 26-year-old singer confirmed the seperation to E! News in a statement which read, "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time."

"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."

Miley and Liam have yet to comment publicly on the split.

In June rumours started swirling their marriage might be on the rocks. The Wrecking Ball singer took to social media to slam the rumours and wish her husband a happy ten year anniversary.

READ MORE: Miley Cyrus slams split rumours

The couple first met, started dating and got engaged after they starred together in the 2010 romantic drama The Last Song.

After officially breaking up in 2013 Miley, 26, and Liam, 29, then reconnected in 2015.

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