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And we thought Monday couldn’t get any worse…

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have announced that they are separating, just seven months after their secret Tennessee wedding.

After meeting on the set of The Last Song back in 2009, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had been dating on and off for 10 years, before officially tying the knot over Christmas last year…

“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a joint statement read.

“Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and their 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.”

The joint statement came shortly after Miley was spotted kissing Kaitlynn Carter (the ex-wife of Brody Jenner) while vacationing in Italy. Her wedding ring was nowhere to be seen in the pictures…

Liam Hemsworth has been exceptionally quiet regarding the split, except for one comment that he made to Daily Mail Australia…

“You don’t understand what it’s like. I don’t want to talk about it mate,” he told the publication.

Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, has been far more vocal on social media. As well as making little effort to hide her antics on social media, she posted a lengthy yet somewhat cryptic message on Instagram shortly after the statement was released…

“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,” her post began.

“The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed. My dad always told me “ Nature never hurries but it is always on time”…. it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true.

“I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own ….”

While fans may be shocked by the split, several sources say that those closest to Miley and Liam weren’t too surprised by the news…

“This split isn’t shocking to people who are actually with them every day,” a source reportedly told People.

“After they reunited, everyone thought they were this ‘perfect’ couple, but they still had a lot of issues…It’s not surprising at all.

“They’re not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work.”

We are devastated that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called things off.

Were you surprised by the news? Do you think that they will work things out and get back together?