Awkward! Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth narrowly avoided his ex-fling Eiza González on the Vanity Fair Oscars party red carpet. The Mexican beauty stole the spotlight at the Academy Awards in a bright yellow dress — but it’s her short-lived relationship with Liam that is still making headlines.
Fans of the couple were definitely surprised when the Australian hottie publicly rebounded with Eiza, 28, shortly after his split from Miley. Photos of the pair kissing outside her apartment just one day after Miley, 25, and Liam, 28, called off their engagement quickly went viral in 2013. Five years later, fans are still holding a grudge against Eiza.
“Am I the only one who remembers how Eiza Gonzalez dated Liam Hemsworth after his Miley break up and it was really funny because she was basically Mexican Hannah Montana,” one viewer tweeted before another added in Spanish, “I will never forgive Eiza Gonzalez for kissing LIAM HEMSWORTH and ruining the life of my queen MILEY.” Geez.
However, Eiza has never publicly commented on the hookup — or her private life in general. “I would never talk about that. I focus on my work, that’s what really matters,” Eiza told Latina magazine last year. “I don’t think it’s necessary. I think that your life as a public person is already so exposed. I’m being linked to people because it’s my environment. It’s like your school. We know each other. It’s people I surround myself with. I don’t know why it’s such a big thing.”
It doesn’t seem like Miley and Eiza interacted inside the famous party, but Miley can’t be too mad at the Baby Driver actress. She did publicly date Patrick Schwarzenegger and model Stella Maxwell while on her break from Liam. According to Miley, she was just finding herself.
“I think people that break up and get back together, that’s awesome,” she told SiriusXM’s Hits 1 radio channel. “You get time to be yourself. You get time to grow up. I think if you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being. So I’m really solid, and then he gets to be really solid. And together we get to be two really grounded people. It’s not a half and a half making a whole.”
And if Eiza looks familiar (beyond her dating history), you probably spotted her in Justin Timberlake‘s latest music video for “Supplies.” TBH, we have a feeling Miley and Liam will be running into the actress on many more red carpets.