We're entering—*checks calendar*—day four of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's breakup, and literally SO many things have happened that it's (almost) becoming difficult to keep track of it all. First, there was the breakup news itself. Then came the separate Instagram breakup confirmation posts. After that was Miley's steamy Italian vacation with Kaitlynn Carter, aka Brody Jenner's not-so ex-wife, and the Miley-Brody feud that shortly followed. And somehow, after alllllll that, more details of Miley and Liam's breakup have continued making the rounds...but that's okay because we totally need the reason why they broke up in the first place. We need closure!!
According to a People source, a big factor in the Miley-Liam breakup was allegedly Liam's excessive partying habits. Yes—you read that correctly. In their relationship, Miley was frequently labeled as a wild child, but it sounds like maybe Liam had a lil bit of wild in him too.
"Everyone always thinks Miley is problematic and immature and a hardcore partier while he's this chill surfer dude, but that's actually [not accurate]," the source said. "Liam parties with his friends and Miley thinks he should've grown out of that by now." I don't know about you, but I am genuinely shookt by this.
And if that sounds crazy to you, wait until you hear this: Apparently, Liam wasn't always the cool cucumber he appeared to be in public. The source also said that in difficult times, Liam would often take out his frustrations on Miley. "She's been supportive of him when things get dark, but it's tough," the source added. "That's something that has weighed on Miley and their relationship. He can also lash out at her, and he hates the attention their ups and downs bring."
As for how Miley's holding up post-breakup, the source said that "She's genuinely trying to have fun and put on a good face...Yes, she's trying to push Liam's buttons whether she'll admit it or not, but she's hurt."
It's a lot to take in, I know. Thankfully, a different People source claimed that this breakup may only be temporary and that Miley and Liam won't be divorcing just yet. "They both agreed it's better to spend time apart, but this doesn't mean their relationship is completely over...There is absolutely hope that they will get back together again." Fingers crossed!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.