The couple got engaged last year

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have confirmed that their relationship is over after nearly four years together.

Speculation began when Miley, 20, stopped following her fiancé on Twitter over the weekend and now their representatives have confirmed to People that the engagement is off.

The couple started dating in 2009 when they met on the set of romantic flick The Last Song but have barely been seen together in recent months.

Hunger Games actor Liam, 23, was said to be ‘mortified’ by Miley’s raunchy performance at the MTV VMAs last month and his ‘entire team’ reportedly advised him to distance himself from his fiancée.

The split also comes after Miley admitted she’s been acting like a child as she felt that she never got to be one when she was cast in Disney series Hannah Montana at a young age.

I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid,’ the We Can’t Stop singer tells Harper’s Bazaar.

So now I’m an adult and I’m acting like a kid.’

Tellingly Miley also spoke about how she had no plans to get hitched to Liam, saying: I definitely don’t have time to deal with a wedding right now. But I will at some point.’

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Anna Francis