Liam Hemsworth hasn’t said much publicly since his split from Miley Cyrus but that isn’t stopping his extended family from sharing their two cents—and that includes Hemsworth’s sister-in-law, Elsa Pataky.
During an event in Madrid for the launch of “KissMas Time” by Women’s Secret lingerie, Pataky was asked how her brother-in-law is coping after his separation from the “Slide Away” singer. And Pataky didn’t hold back with her answer.
“My brother in law, well, after a relationship where he dedicated 10 years, he’s discouraged… but he’s taking it well.” the actress told Hola. “He’s a strong guy, and he deserves the best. I think he deserves much more.”
Pataky explained that in the wake of the breakup Hemsworth has been spending a lot more time with family, including Pataky’s husband and Liam’s older brother, Chris Hemsworth.
“Family is always there to protect you. He and his brother are so close, and he’s really been there for him to give him the strength he needs,” she said.
Pataky’s interview is largely surprising considering that the actress and Cyrus were reportedly close—close enough to get matching tattoos back in 2016.
Since the couple announced their separation in September, Hemsworth has only made one statement about the relationship. But, the statement mostly amounted to “no comment.” Just days after the breakup news broke, Hemsworth took to Instagram to share, “Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward. This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false.”
The good news is, he also appears to be dating again. As Glamour previously reported, Hemsworth has repeatedly been spotted with Australian actor Maddison Brown, most well-known for her recurring role in the CW revival of Dynasty.
For her part, Cyrus has also remained mostly mum on her separation from Hemsworth, but she’s been anything but quiet about her newfound happiness, first with girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter and now with beau Cody Simpson.
Hey, as long as they’re all happy, we’re happy.