The Real Reason Miley Cyrus And Cody Simpson Split

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It looks like a "Wrecking Ball" has demolished another one of Miley Cyrus' relationships, as, on Aug. 13, 2020, TMZ reported that the singer had split from fellow musician Cody Simpson. The news came 10 months after the couple began dating in October 2019, shortly after Cyrus divorced her husband, actor Liam Hemsworth. The former Disney actor dated lifestyle influencer, Kaitlynn Carter, somewhere in between, but once they broke up in September 2019, she was all about Simpson.

"Miley feels very secure with Cody and really trusts him," a source told E! News. "He treats her well and makes her feel like a million bucks." And Simpson told reporters at an event in October 2019, per People, "I'm very happy. We are very, very happy. She's creative. She's very passionate about what she does, and I'm very similar in that sense. That's why we get along so well."

Oh, and did we mention the matching tattoos? Yep, in March 2020, the now exes got matching trident tats, seemingly in honor of Simpson's poetry book, titled, Prince Neptune: Poetry and Prose. The move came five months into the pair's romance, per Elle.

So what led to this breakup? Find out more details after the jump.

Miley Cyrus shared a cryptic message

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson's split was reported by TMZ, with the outlet stating that "it's unclear right now what led to the breakup." However, as the E! News noted, Cyrus did seem to hint at heartache in an earlier Instagram post, writing, "Forever and ever no more. The #MidnightSky is the road I'm taking.... head high up in the clouds." 

FYI: "Midnight Sky" is Cyrus' new single, set to drop late on Aug. 13, 2020 — the same day the breakup news broke. Interesting timing.

Going off of pure speculation, we don't think marriage had anything to do with the split — it seems like they were both on the same page about holding off. "I believe in marriage but haven't thought too much about that," Simpson relayed to The Syndey Morning Herald in April 2020. I am far too young to consider it, to be honest." As for Cyrus, she divorced Liam Hemsworth in August 2019, so we can't imagine she was itching to say 'I do' again anytime soon.

Miley Cyrus reportedly 'initiated' the split

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson reportedly weren't on the same page when it came to ending their whirlwind romance. While E! News reported that Simpson was the one to break things off, a source close to Cyrus told In Touch Weekly that she "initiated" the split. "Cody didn't want the relationship to end, but Miley calls the shots," the insider said. 

The source went on say that nothing dramatic happened to break them up, adding that the relationship ultimately just ran its course. "I'm hearing that nothing major happened, no other party broke them up," the insider added. "She had a lot of fun with Cody, but she decided it was best to go their separate ways and remain friends."

The couple's split comes just one month after sources told E! News they were "doing great together." A source told the outlet: "Miley feels very secure with Cody and really trusts him. He treats her well and makes her feel like a million bucks." 

Keep reading to find out what Cyrus herself had to say about the split and why she's fighting back against media coverage of her relationships.

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson are 'working on' themselves during their time apart

Hours after Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson's breakup made headlines, the "Wrecking Ball" singer took to Instagram Live to confirm the news and dispel any rumors. She began her video by referencing her divorce from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth in 2019. "A year ago, almost to this exact date, the media tried to tell my story for me, and control my narrative, and I'm just not accepting that," Cyrus said (via E! News). "So today, it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up. It was confirmed by a 'reliable source' even though no one is reliable in a relationship except the individuals who are participating in it."

She went on to say that she and the Australian singer have been friends for 10 years and will continue to be in each other's lives despite ending their romantic relationship. "Just don't make it something that it is not," Cyrus warned. "But, for right now, two halves can't make a whole and we're individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be."

She continued: "Like everybody else at this age, we're just deciding who we wanna be with our lives, what we wanna do with our lives. And so, don't make it some drama story if next week we're out hanging out or getting pizza." To confirm they're still on good terms, Simpson even took to his Instagram Story to help promote Cyrus' new single "Midnight Sky," per E! News.

Of course, we're curious to find out the next chapter in Miley Cyrus' love life — stay tuned.