Miley struggled to make marriage work, split with Liam months before announcement (+ new candids)

Miley Cyrus struggled to make her marriage to Liam Hemsworth work, but sources close to the couple say Liam wouldn't meet her half way.

"The 2 were struggling with various issues for months, and [Miley] pushed for them to go into therapy and took other steps to make their marriage work. He didn't come close to meeting her half way."

TMZ is being told the couple has been separated for "months" prior to announcing the split. Miley's new relationship with Kaitlynn Carter came after the couple had gone their separate ways.

Liam was spotted today in Australia with his brother, Chris, looking somber:

Meanwhile Miley continued to enjoy her vacation in Italy with Kaitlynn Carter:

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