Cyrus and Hemsworth in happier times. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Cyrus and Hemsworth in happier times. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Split: Miley Cyrus, 20, and Liam Hemsworth, 23, after a 15-month engagement that had been largely consumed by reports of subsequent breakups, makeups, etc. She’s the former Disney Channel starlet turned pop singer; he’s Australian actor of “Hunger Games” fame. Reps for both very young stars confirmed to People Monday (after days in which bloggers had painstakingly tracked such evidence as her unfollowing him on Twitter) that yes, it’s really over this time. But the split is amicable and they remain the best of friends etc etc? Nope, no one’s saying that. Or anything at all. Which has led to speculation that, of all the critics unimpressed with Cyrus’s intentionally risque MTV Video Music Awards performance, he may have been the only one that matters. No doubt it’s more complicated than that.

Earlier: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: Can we ever really know what goes on in someone else’s relationship?, 3/14/13