Liam Hemsworth finally breaks his silence in heartbreaking Instagram post

Over the weekend, it was revealed that the near eight-month marriage between Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus could soon be coming to an end, after a representative for the couple announced that the pair had separated.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the representative for the couple said: "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers.

"They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."

The news came just hours after Miley was spotted kissing and embracing Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlynn Carter, while on vacation in Lake Como:

Despite the heartbreak many of the couple's fans are feeling right now, Miley has been very outspoken on social media, posting pictures and videos of her time in Italy.

In all honesty, the breakup doesn't seem to be getting the singer down:

In fact, Miley even took a shot at Kaitlynn Carter's former flame, after Jenner said in an Instagram comment that: "Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon."

Outraged by this seemingly-flippant remark, Cyrus replied to the comment on Instagram, telling Brody to "Go take a nap in your truck and cool off."

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However, throughout all of this, Liam has remained silent - until now.

Taking to Instagram for the first time since the news was revealed, Hemsworth posted a picture of a sunset, along with the caption:

"Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward. This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love."

The snap was inundated with supportive comments from fellow celebs and fans alike, with boxer Ryan Garcia typing: "You’re a champ brother!"

Last month, Miley told Elle that she shared a "modern" marriage to Hemsworth:

"I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique. And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it."