Pop star Miley Cyrus and her husband actor Liam Hemsworth have agreed to separate after less than a year of marriage.

Their representative says however they still remain dedicated parents to all their animals.

Speculations about the split between the 26-year-old singer and her 29-year-old Australian husband, began when Cyrus who has been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful celebrities posted a photo of herself on Instagram not wearing a wedding ring.

The couple have had a long and at times stormy relationship.