There are days I feel like a pop culture conspiracy theorist – frantically piecing together tweets, videos, cryptic captions and comments. And today was one of them. A new video has emerged of famous exes Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, and I’m convinced that it provides much-needed context to a moment that the internet was obsessing over recently.
Remember when this video was doing the rounds? Taken on the red carpet at the Avengers: Endgame premiere in May 2019, just a few months before Cyrus and Hemsworth sadly split, the video shows Miley pushing Liam away during photo opps. She dramatically shoves him to the side, then bathes in the paparazzi spotlight alone. People either called this moment “queen shit” or said “Miley wtf are you doing”. (I’m clearly on team “queen shit”.)
But now, a video has come to light showing what I’m guessing took place moments before the Cyrus push, showing Hemsworth being a bit of a jerk. In this video, Cyrus pretends to lick her lover, to which he responds (thank you lip-reading experts!) “could you behave, for once?” Miley gives a joking-not-joking grumpy facial expression, and the video ends.
Could this moment explain why Cyrus pushed him away? Could his gross comment telling her to “behave” have been the catalyst for her to shove him in a defiant, ‘no, I will not, thanks, bye’ way?
This is just the latest unearthed red carpet video showing Hemsworth visibly annoyed or embarrassed by Cyrus. Last month, a clip emerged of Hemsworth begging his wife not to twerk in front of a reporter.
It seems that the vibes were way off between the pair long before their divorce was announced.