The couple that SNLs together, stays together! Fans expecting Miley Cyrus as last night’s musical guest on Saturday Night Live had an inkling that apart from performing songs from her new album, the singer would also show up in a skit or two. But what no one saw coming was Miley’s fiancé’s guest appearance — Liam Hemsworth stopped by to appear in the skit “The Price Is Right: Celebrity Edition.”
In the skit, Miley’s character Amanda gets paired up with Chris Hemsworth, played by SNL cast member Alex Moffat. “You’re really cute,” she says, staring up at her Aussie partner. “Yeah, sorry love, I’m married,” he replies. Which prompts Miley to respond, “Do you have a brother?”
Later in the skit, Chris phones-a-friend, his brother Liam Hemsworth, 27, who appears in the flesh! As Miley, 24, stares up, clearly taken with Liam, the team of three bids “150 crocodile teeth” for their chance to make it up to the Price Is Right wheel.
Liam appeared again at the episode’s close, standing next to his long-time partner Miley during the closing bows. After the show, the couple was seen on their way to an after-party in New York.
Miles and Liam met in 2009 on the set of The Last Song. In 2012, the young stars got engaged. “I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,” Miley told People at the time. Shortly after twerking on Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs, the couple parted and called off their engagement. By 2016, Miley is spotted wearing her engagement ring again and the couple admitted they’re back on.
“But at the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time — we both needed that,” Liam told GQ of the breakup. “People will figure it out, they already have,” he said of their renewed engagement. “They’re not dumb.”
Miley, too, has spoken out about their time apart. “Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned,” she told The Sun. “I had something in my heart. It never felt like it was really over. We kept a great friendship really private. It’s good for people to have that space to grow individually. Otherwise, when you’re with someone from 16 until 24, you grow into the same person.”
“I don’t envision marriage,” she continued. “I’m 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married.]”