Thanks to The Last Song, these two stars enjoyed a fresh beginning. Miley Cyrus celebrated International Kissing Day on Thursday, July 6, by sharing a photo of her first kiss ever with fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
The lip-locking moment took place on the set of the couple’s 2010 movie, The Last Song, based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel. “Happy #InternationalKissingDay!” the “Malibu” singer wrote, alongside a photo of the two intertwined in each other’s arms on the set of the flick. “Our first smooch 8 years ago!”
Cyrus and Hemsworth memorably fell for each other while shooting the sweet drama only to endure their fair share of ups and downs in the following years. Following a 2012 engagement, the lovebirds split a year later shortly after Cyrus released her smash hit “Wrecking Ball.” The two respectively went on to date others—Cyrus moved on with Patrick Schwarzenegger for a bit—but the two remained in touch.
“Of course it was hard, man,” Hemsworth told GQ Australia in May 2016 of the split. “But at the time, we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that.”
The two reconciled in January 2016, and now live together in Malibu, which partially served as the inspiration behind Cyrus’s new single along with–of course–her future husband. “I needed to change so much,” Cyrus recently told Billboard in May. “And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard,” she mused. “Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’ We had to re-fall for each other.”
She added in a separate interview with SiriusXM that she needed to learn to stand on her own. “I think if you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being. I’m really solid and he gets to be really solid,” she noted. “Together we get to be two really grounded people. It’s not a half and a half making a whole.”