BANG! NEWS – Miley Cyrus is to keep the 15 animals she shared with Liam Hemsworth now they are no longer together.
California law allows judges to determine which party is best suited to keep the pets, or even if custody should be shared, but that’s unlikely in this case as TMZ reports Liam doesn’t plan to contest Miley’s request for the animals.
The former couple also had a pre-nuptial agreement in place so it is unlikely there will be dispute over property either.
Although the Wrecking Ball hitmaker gave most of the animals a home originally, Liam, 29, saved the menagerie during the Malibu wildfires last year, which hit while Miley was out of town. And the 26-year-old star previously praised the actor for his heroic efforts.
Miley and Liam’s split was confirmed on August 10, when a representative for the ‘Slide Away’ singer said the couple had “agreed to separate”.
The spokesperson said, “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.”