It has been officially confirmed that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have ended their engagement.

Representatives have confirmed the couple, who have been together since 2010 and engaged since May 2012, have decided to go their separate ways.

Rumours that things were not right between the pair, who met on the set of The Last Song, were sparked earlier this year when Cyrus was seen without her 3.5-carat Neil Lane engagement ring.

It was soon back on her hand and the couple were reunited in July in Canada, where Hemsworth was shooting his new movie Cut Bank, and on the red carpet for his movie Paranoia in August.

Since then the couple seem to have been living separate lives as the Wrecking Ball singer continues to plug her album Bangerz and Hemsworth prepares to promote Catching Fire.