Throughout Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's on-and-off relationship, the tabloids have been fabricating weddings for the couple. To date, though, the engaged stars still aren't married. Below, check out five wrong rumors about Cyrus and Hemsworth tying the knot.
In March of 2017, Cyrus' dad Billy Ray was forced to confirm his daughter wasn't married after unintentionally kicking off a wave of speculation. As Gossip Cop explained, the "Achy Breaky Heart" performer had posted a photo online of Cyrus wearing a white top. It didn't take long for fans, and then gossip sites, to start asking if she and Hemsworth had made it official. Billy Ray eventually set the record straight with a second Instagram post, which he captioned in part, "Whoa! Don't jump the gun." Cyrus' mom Tish later addressed the wedding rumors, too, expressing incredulity that anyone really thought the outfit was the pop star's wedding dress.
The following May, Life & Style announced Cyrus was a "pregnant bride." This wasn't a surprise. The tabloid made the same claim the year before, too. In this version of the recycled storyline, a so-called "insider" was quoted as saying, "Miley has reached a stage in her life where she feels ready to get married and start a family." It was even alleged she was "pregnant already." The magazine was apparently unaware of a radio interview Cyrus had done just days prior, where she made clear she wasn't interested in having kids in the near future. Gossip Cop also spoke with the singer's spokesperson, who exclusively told us she was neither pregnant nor getting married. "She's simply happy with her station in life, both physically and creatively," said the rep. And when May 2018 came around, we pointed out that a full year had passed since Cyrus was deemed a "pregnant bride," and time has shown that we were right to debunk both untrue claims.
Last August, OK! announced Cyrus was "prepping for her wedding" with a "yoga-based bootcamp" An anonymous "source" asserted, "Her dress is strapless, so she wants to get some definition in her arms." Curiously, as Gossip Cop pointed out then, there were no details provided about the nuptials themselves. When was the wedding taking place? Where was it going to be held? Who was invited? Who designed the purported strapless wedding dress? It was telling that none of these key details were included. Here is what was really going on: Cyrus posted on Instagram a photo of herself doing yoga just a week before this story. It appeared the outlet was manufacturing a narrative after taking note of her run-of-the-mill workouts. We were assured at the time that the former child star's time doing yoga was merely a healthy hobby, not about being a "booty-busting bride," as falsely alleged. Clearly, our reporting was correct.
But in November, the publication declared in a cover story that Cyrus and Hemsworth were "secretly married." In the wake of the pair visiting Tybee Island, where they had filmed The Last Song several years prior, the outlet alleged they had made a "spur-of-the-moment" decision to elope while there. And since they supposedly wed without any friends or family present, the tabloid further claimed they planned to throw a big party in Malibu to celebrate with their loved ones. Suspiciously, no date was given for the purported nuptials, and when Gossip Cop investigated with Chatham County Probate Court, where Cyrus and Hemsworth would've had to obtain a marriage license, a clerk confirmed to us that there was no record of them tying the knot. Sure enough, they never had a wedding party in Malibu, either, and the very next month, Us Weekly reported that Cyrus and Hemsworth had "zero plans" for a wedding.
Then in January, the Australian magazine NW claimed Cyrus and Hemsworth had married while they were Down Under for a New Year's trip. The outlet insisted they were "officially husband and wife," yet had no specific information about the alleged wedding ceremony. Still, a number of other publications quickly picked up the contentions without any fact-checking. In contrast, Gossip Cop noted that Cyrus had said last fall that she didn't "envision marriage" at this point in her life, as she wanted to "to live a little bit more." And shortly after our bust, Hemsworth's brother Chris confirmed he and Cyrus weren't married, just as we had said.
The above examples are just from the last 15 months and represent a mere fraction of the tabloid stories wrongly claiming Cyrus and Hemsworth have married. And while they're still happily together, even spending Father's Day with her dad this past weekend, there's no telling if they'll make it down the aisle. But should that happen, Gossip Cop will have the real news.
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