Miley Cyrus delivered an emotional performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night.
The pop star took the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., to perform her single “Slide Away,” which many believe to be about her estranged husband, actor Liam Hemsworth.
At the end of the song, Cyrus’ parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, gave her a standing ovation.
Miley and Hemsworth, 29, announced their split on August 10, less than eight months after tying the knot. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers,” her rep said to Us in a statement at the time. “They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart.”
Hemsworth filed for divorce on Wednesday, August 21. The next day, Miley took to Twitter to shoot down any claims that she had cheated.