Over the weekend, it was reported that Liam and Miley had decided to go their separate ways, with a representative for the singer saying the pair had “agreed to separate at this time”.
The Australian actor has now spoken about the split for the first time, in a post on his Instagram page.
He wrote: “Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward.”
Liam also pointed out that he would not be making “any comments to any journalists or media outlets” about the “private matter”, insisting: “Any reported quotes attributed to me are false.”
Miley previously alluded to the break-up in a string of posts on her own social media page, in which she discussed the need to embrace “inevitable change”.
Alongside photos of herself in the mountains, the Nothing Breaks Like A Heart star mused: “Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win. Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable.
“The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed.”
Calling back to one of her early hits, she added: “Life’s a climb... but the view is great.”
Liam and Miley were married in an intimate ceremony towards the end of last year.
The two first met in 2009, while working together on the film The Last Song, and confirmed that they were an item a year later.
They briefly broke up around the time Miley’s infamous Bangerz album was released, but she confirmed in 2016 that the pair had reunited, and were engaged once again, with many of the songs on follow-up album Younger Now appearing to reference the reconciliation.
Earlier this year, Miley returned to the music scene with her latest EP, titled She Is Coming, as well as a starring role in the latest series of Black Mirror.