Miley Cyrus has returned to the recording studio after announcing her split from her husband Liam Hemsworth.

The singer, 26, and actor Hemsworth, 29, confirmed at the weekend that they had parted company after less than a year of marriage.

Helmsworth pictured with Cyrus

On Monday, Cyrus shared a picture on social media showing her in the studio. The star did not caption the shot.

At the weekend, the singer's representative told People magazine in a statement: "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time.

"Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers.

"They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart.

"Please respect their process and privacy."

Cyrus later posted a cryptic message about evolution on Instagram.

Sharing images of herself with a mountain range in the background, she said: "Don't fight evolution, because you will never win.

"Like the mountain I am standing on top of, which was once under water, connected with Africa, change is inevitable.

"The Dolomites were not created over night, it was over millions of years that this magnificent beauty was formed."

She went on: "My dad always told me 'Nature never hurries but it is always on time'... it fills my heart with peace and hope KNOWING that is true.

"I was taught to respect the planet and its process and I am committed to doing the same with my own..."

Cyrus and Hemsworth met 10 years ago on the set of the film The Last Song. They tied the knot in December 2018 after almost a decade of on-again-off-again dating.