Following the release of the breakup song, which serves as the lead single for Miley's upcoming album Endless Summer Vacation, social media has been flooded with theories that its inspiration is none other than the Hunger Games alum, who divorced the pop star in 2019 after less than a year of marriage. In fact, many fans believe Miley dropped several Easter eggs alluding to her relationship with Liam in her track.
Take the song's Jan. 13 release date, which also just so happens to Liam's birthday. . And the nod was further fueled when Miley detailed exactly what time the song would drop around the world—including at 11 a.m. in Liam's home country of Australia—in a Jan. 9 tweet.
Another potential clue that came in like a wrecking ball? The chorus of the song: "I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don't understand / I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can."
"I should have bought you flowers / And held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours / When I had the chance," Bruno sang on his track. "Take you to every party 'cause all you wanted to do was dance / Now my baby's dancing / But she's dancing with another man."
Furthermore, fans believe that Miley gives a nod to her and Liam's once-shared Malibu home, which burned down in a California wildfire shortly before their wedding, in the song's first verse.
Another TikToker called it a "direct reference" to Liam, citing Miley's lyrics: "We were good, we were gold / Kinda dream that can't be sold / We were right 'til we weren't / Built a home and watched it burn."
While neither Miley or Liam have publicly commented on the online speculations, the former couple—who first met while filming the 2010 movie The Last Song—have moved on since their split after almost a decade together.
"They have been together for about a year now and Miley is really happy," the source shared. "Everyone in her family loves them together and thinks they mesh really well."
Meanwhile, Liam has been dating actress Gabriella Brooks for three years, making their red carpet debut as a couple in November. Recently, Gabriella celebrated the actor's 33rd birthday with sweet Instagram Story post, reading, "It's Liam's day."