There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Miley Cyrus’ new single, “Flowers,” this week.
Miley dropped the new song last Friday, and it wasn’t long before fans began theorizing that it could be about her divorce from Liam Hemsworth.
For some context, Liam and Miley first hit it off on the set of their movie, The last songin 2009, and they ended up together, albeit on and off, for a decade.
A testament to their turbulent relationship: The couple got engaged twice before officially tying the knot in December 2018. Their marriage didn’t last long, however, and less than a year later, in August 2019, it was announced that Miley and Liam were getting married. they had separated. paths for good.
As I’m sure you’ve seen, fans have picked up on a number of pretty obvious hints that “Flowers” might have been inspired by Miley and Liam’s breakup; the first is that the song was literally released on her birthday.
In the lyrics, Miley also makes a direct reference to a burning house, which many saw as a clear nod to the couple’s Malibu home, which tragically burned down during the Woolsey fire in 2018.
She also sings about being the one who felt reluctant to end the relationship, saying, “I didn’t want to leave you, I didn’t want to lie,” which seems to line up with reports that Liam abruptly filed for divorce, while Miley had been eager to do so. make things work.
Along with the single, Miley also released an accompanying music video, giving people more than enough material to continue searching for clues.
It was the video that led fans to circulate some more ~outlandish~ theories, including that the video was filmed in a house where Liam used to have affairs and that Miley is wearing an outfit that belongs to Liam. For the record, both viral claims appear to be completely unfounded.
However, one theory that seems to have stuck is the speculation that Miley’s gold dress is a nod to Liam’s old dress. The Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence.
In case you haven’t seen it, the video opens with Miley walking through Los Angeles in a gold hooded dress from YSL’s Fall 1991 collection.
Several fans pointed out online that the old number resembles a Prabal Gurung dress that J. Law wore alongside Liam at the Los Angeles premiere of the first. The Hunger Games movie back in 2012.
So, getting into the theory, the only reason fans can think Miley possibly wants to shadow Jennifer is because she and Liam were rumored to have had an affair while filming the four-part movie franchise between 2012 and 2015.
And now, in their search for answers, fans have discovered an old interview clip in which Jennifer confirms that she and Liam once shared an off-camera kiss.
During a 2015 appearance on See what happens liveHost Andy Cohen questioned Jen about rumors that she and Liam shared “PDAs.”
“Have you two kissed when the cameras weren’t rolling?” she asked, referring to the fact that they obviously kissed in character as Katniss and Gale while filming the movie. The Hunger Games films.
Tellingly, Jen hesitates and fidgets in her seat before sheepishly responding, “Liam and I grew up together. … Liam is really attractive. What would you have done?”
Andy answered “yes,” prompting the actor to laugh and open up.
“Yes,” she confessed.
Now, if you remember that Liam and Miley first got together in 2009, you might be thinking that Jennifer’s admission is confirmation that Liam cheated and that the gold dress is Miley’s subtle nod to betrayal.
However, it’s worth noting that there were numerous times Liam and Miley put their relationship on hiatus over the years, so it’s likely that Liam and Jen’s kiss happened when he and Miley weren’t together.
Another flaw in J. Law’s theory is that Miley has previously made it clear that the affair had nothing to do with her and Liam’s split. tweeting in 2019: “I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating.”
So it seems unlikely that Miley would try to shade Jennifer that far, particularly since the lyrics also make no reference to cheating.
And with that, I think it’s safe to say the case is closed.