Cyrus and Hemsworth split after less than a year of marriage

11 August 2019, 04:55 | Updated: 11 August 2019, 06:58

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus has separated from her husband, actor Liam Hemsworth, after less than a year of marriage.

A representative for the singer said the pair have agreed that a break is best for both of them.

"Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers," the representative said.

"They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart.

"Please respect their process and privacy."

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Cyrus, 26, and Hemsworth, 29, wed in December 2018 after almost a decade of on-again-off-again dating.

Earlier this month, she described her relationship with the Australian as "unique".

She told Elle: "I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique.

"And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it."

The couple starred together in the 2010 romantic drama The Last Song.