Recently, Instagram lit up with grainy images of former flames Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth hanging out in a probably-not-quite-platonic style in Byron Bay.
On cue, a whirlwind of speculation began to brew as we all tried to decide whether or not a romance that sprung from a pretty lacklustre Nicholas Sparks movie was really back on.
However, as the Internet happily pounced upon and dissected each new image that appeared online, a few very strong emotions also sprung out of the woodwork.
Emotions that were certainly not pangs of joy that these crazy kids might make it work or wonderment that they managed to look so happy after spending a day queuing for the hell-on-earth that are festival portaloos.
The feelings were of anger, disappointment and disgust as people voiced their outrage that the Australian prince of hereditary hotness, Liam Hemsworth, had dared to get back together with booty-shaking, tongue poking, queen of controversy Miley Cyrus.
“Liam, I though you were better than this!”
“Clean yourself up Miley perhaps then you would be worthy of a look in by one of our Hemsworth men!”
“I thought Liam had left her behind for good, that’s disappointing on many levels!”
“Ew don’t fall for this train wreck again, Liam!”
And those are just the clean comments…
Safe to say, public sentiment is that Cyrus should twerk to her knees and be grateful that he’s even deigned to look in her direction. He is the prize and she is the undeserving winner.
This has been decided because Hemsworth poses for pictures with his equally attractive siblings and broods next to the lovable Jennifer Lawrence in a successful young adult franchise, while Cyrus had the audacity to pull a reverse Peter Pan and actually grow up, saying goodbye to Hannah Montana and experimenting with more adult orientated projects and looks.
So, while I believe a relationship is never a game of winners and losers, if we have to argue who the shiny gold cup is in this love-match, I’ll save you the trouble of guessing and say this: it’s definitely Cyrus.
Career-wise she’s a multi-award winning and chart topping singer/writer/actress who reinvents herself time and time again (and also has a blossoming bank account, if you’re into that kind of thing) while always providing us with some pretty catchy tunes.
On the flip side, she’s also a philanthropist, social activist, animal rights crusader and seems to have a pretty lovely relationship with her tight-knit family.