Here’s Why Liam Hemsworth’s Family Was Slow To Accept His Love With Miley Cyrus

After separating from Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth has been doing 'a lot of listening' to his ‘private’ family and he understands why they've taken 'a long time to come around' to the relationship that lasts for years.

Liam Hemsworth, 30, and Miley Cyrus, 27, did not end “on good terms” when they decided to get a divorce last year and now Liam has realized why his family found it difficult to accept the relationship when it began.

“Liam felt like Miley aired their issues out to the public while he kept it quiet and went to Australia to be with his family,” a source said, according to HollywoodLife.  “His family is very private, very reserved and it took a while for them to get used to Miley being so out there. It took a long time for them to come around to their relationship.”

“They’ve done a lot of talking to Liam during this divorce about their feelings and he’s listened and is seeing what they’ve been saying all these years,” the source further added.  “It’s safe to say they both are not the biggest fans of one another and did not end on good terms because they were both so upset. There’s no reason for them to still talk and it’s painful.They still have several mutual friends but have not communicated at all for quite some time. They both see the break-up differently and handled things differently as well.”

While many fans thought that Liam and Miley were meant to be with each other after having a on and off relationship that included a marriage for up to a decade, they didn’t end things in a good way. “They’ve done a lot of talking to Liam during this divorce about their feelings and he’s listened and is seeing what they’ve been saying all these years,” the source said. “They saw the way the relationship ended differently but were both truly heartbroken. They were each other’s first real loves.”

Miley recently reflected on her innocence when she first began dating Liam at the age of 16 and made public in a podcast interview that she lost her virginity to the Australian actor. She also appeared to shade him in her new song, “Midnight Sky,” released on Aug. 14, with lyrics like, “nine years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes.” A previous source told us the song isn’t bothering Liam, though, because he understands that her music is how she gets her feelings out.

“Liam isn’t concerned one way or another over Miley’s new song but is sure it will be a hit like all her music,” reports Hollywood Life. “He knows the name of the game and understands that Miley’s form of expression is through her music.”

Liam has moved on romantically since his divorce from Miley by dating Gabriella Brooks, 23. Miley also moved on by dating other people, including Kaitlynn Carter, 31, and just got out of a 10-month romance with singer Cody Simpson, 23.