In break-ups there’s always a good guy and a bad guy. The breakup could me amicable, you could remain best friends (lol good joke), you could still raise your dog together, but someone always ends up on top.
Sometimes it’s subtle. You might be the ‘bad guy’ because you moved on more quickly than they did. Other times it’s more explicit – they might be the bad guy for cheating on you with your best friend.
Celebrity breakups are the same – after-all, they’re people too. The latest celeb couple to call it quits and prove that the ‘good guy’ vs ‘bad guy’ relationship trope is real, are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
Their breakup has unfolded very quickly and very publicly. While none of us know exactly what happened to end their relationship, there’s a pretty clear good guy and bad guy in this situation: Liam is the good guy and Miley is the bad guy.
This isn’t definitive – I’m not saying Miley is to blame for their breakup. But I am saying she’s been acting like a bit of a crap ex in the lead up and days since.
She hasn’t even tried to hide it – her bikini clad pics and saucy Instagram captions are a definite power play. If there’s one way to make your ex feel crap about, well, being your ex it’s inundating their social feed with hot photos of you.
I get it, we’ve all been there, but one picture speaks a thousand words. Twenty pictures is bordering on desperate and just feels unnecessary – no need to rub it in their face to the point that they’re suffocating.
But that’s not all Miley has done to cement her role as the breakup ‘bad guy’. According to reports, she’s being sharing nasty details about their relationship.
Sources close with Miley told TMZ that she tried “valiantly” to save their marriage but couldn’t accept Liam’s “drinking a lot and using certain drugs” especially given her struggles with substance abuse in the past meant.
So Miley’s (apparently) thrown Liam under the bus to make herself look like the victim.
Sources on Liam’s side are calling bulls**t, according to TMZ, and say the real issue was Miley’s infidelity.
According to Liam’s ‘mates’, Miley is accusing Liam of drug and alcohol use to distract from the real cause of the split.
Basically, it’s a lot of “he said, she said” and one big public mess. Something you never want in a breakup.
The above accusations from both parties might or might not be true, but there’s one thing that is always true: bagging your ex, even to your friends, after your breakup is not a cool move.
You don’t have to talk trash about your ex to win the relationship game. In my opinion, remaining humble in defeat makes you the winner by default – you maintain respect for your ex and respect for yourself.
Sure, if there are rumours going around you can and should set the record straight (like Liam). But you shouldn’t offer up nasty information just because you want to shift the blame (like Miley).
Someone needs to remind Miley of this ‘cause right now Liam is winning the breakup game in leaps and bounds.