Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images Photo: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Break Up

Why is it that all of our favorite Hollywood power couples always seem to be on the verge of a breakup? It was no different with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who spent most of the first half of 2013 fighting off split rumor after split rumor. Miley started the year off by fighting off rumors that she had a thing for Harry Styles... probably because she got hot and heavy with a cardboard cut-out of the One Direction member.

She did however take a Twitter break to celebrate Liam's birthday, and we can't think of an activity that better describes true love! Between her Twitter hiatus and her mention of Liam as her "hubby" in an interview with W Magazine (though Liam's camp later confirmed they weren't married yet), we were totally convinced these two were going to go the distance! Apparently those who fall in love fast, stay in love long! And it probably didn't hurt that Liam adored her short hair!

Perez Hilton invoked Miley's wrath when he wound up the rumor mill with allegations linking her to Ed Westwick, and early 2013 also saw the two facing down repeated rumors of Liam's infidelity with January Jones. To top it all off, several reports called Miley "out of control" when Liam was away, and apparently the two of them got into an argument over Liam's loose lips concerning their sex life. Young love is rough! The duo saw past all of it though, and Miley just kept on keeping on and talking up her wedding and her gorgeous dress.

March was not a great month for Miley and Liam, as Miley's party life started a ton of rumors about the state of her relationship, and she was seen on multiple occasions without her wedding ring. Reports started flying that Liam needed a break from the relationship, but Miley was quick to tell her Twitter fans that the wedding was still on.

On March 13, the New York Post's Page Six reported that Miley and Liam were done for good. The end of their engagement shocked fans, and rumors were buzzing around about Miley's parents wanting her to get back with her beau, but it all turned out to be not true in the end. Phew! They had us worried for a second.

Liam allegedly bought a bachelor pad in Australia following their split, and that news coupled with reports of Miley's terror over losing her lover really had us worried, but a (sort of) explanation about Miley's missing wedding ring — combined with the fact that she started wearing it again — help put our breakup fears to rest for a while. Miley spent the rest of the month recording new songs for her upcoming album and twerking her perfect bod all over the place, but when Liam returned to L.A. later that month, the two were reportedly inseparable.

More reports flooded in saying Liam and Miley just weren't on the same wavelength, but after Liam was spotted at her home in L.A., we were quick to dismiss them. Miley was equally quick to dismiss rumors linking her back to her former flame Nick Jonas (though she later deleted the tweet denying their recent connection). We capped off the month by asking an expert to weigh in on whether or not they should get married, and the world let out a collective sigh of relief when it was revealed that Waka Flocka Flame's crush on Miley was a one-sided affair. Couples Therapy host Dr. Jenn Berman tried to naysay Miley and Liam, but we just brushed it off because COME ON. They're destined to be together, right?

Unfortunately, April wasn't much kinder to our Miley/Liam dream team, as it saw them facing down even more breakup/infidelity rumors. Liam allegedly started the month by asking Miley for an open relationship, and Miley immediately faced down drug use allegations which were made even worse by the fact that she was spotted ring-less in Miami. Other reports claimed the wedding was postponed, but at the same time Liam's relatives said Miley was already being treated as part of the family.

Miley's aversion to always wearing her wedding ring started to run rampant in April, and her father chocked a lot of that up to her still being a kid. Other rumors started flying that Liam realized he wasn't ready to settle down with Miley, but it still sounded like their relationship was holding strong... especially because Miley claimed their sex life was "spectacular"

Unfortunately, it started to sound like a lot of their intimacy might be make-up sex, as rumors started surfacing that they were fighting all the time, and that Miley wasn't head over heels for Liam anymore. Even Snoop Dogg (!) chimed in to talk about how they weren't gonna last, but Miley insisted things were still working — she and Liam were just keeping it low-key. Maybe that low-key lifestyle was the beginning of the end?