In recent weeks, rumors have been circulating about a supposed “secret fling” between Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth during his relationship with Miley Cyrus. However, Lawrence has now come forward to set the record straight and put an end to the speculations. The 32-year-old actress addressed the rumors during a game of “Plead the Fifth” on the June 26th episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
When asked about Cyrus’ music video for her song “Flowers,” which some fans believed contained a subtle dig at Lawrence, the Kentucky native wasted no time in denying any involvement in cheating rumors. “Not true,” Lawrence asserted. “I would love to [respond]. It’s not true. Total rumor.”
Lawrence further clarified the nature of her relationship with Hemsworth, stating, “I mean, we all know that me and Liam, like, kissed one time. But it was years after they broke up. So I just assume that was, like, a coincidence.” The Silver Linings Playbook star had previously confessed to the kiss on the Bravo show in 2015, but emphasized that their connection never progressed beyond that moment. She referred to Hemsworth, her Hunger Games co-star, as someone she grew up with and expressed her admiration for him, saying, “Liam and I grew up together. Liam’s real hot. What would you have done?”
Earlier this year, fans began speculating whether Cyrus made a reference to Lawrence in her “Flowers” music video. The Disney Channel alum donned a vintage, metallic gold dress in the video that bore resemblance to the one Lawrence wore while posing alongside Hemsworth at a Hunger Games premiere in 2012.
In the song, Cyrus reflects on starting a new chapter after a breakup, emphasizing her ability to love herself. While some fans interpreted the lyrics as a subtle nod to Lawrence, the actress firmly denied any connection between the video and her past interactions with Hemsworth.
Cyrus and Hemsworth had an on-off relationship that began in 2009 after they worked together on the movie The Last Song. The couple eventually tied the knot in 2018 but called it quits less than a year later, finalizing their divorce in 2020. Both have since moved on, with Cyrus dating Maxx Morando and Hemsworth being in a relationship with Gabriella Brooks.
As for Lawrence, she married Cooke Maroney in 2019 and the couple welcomed their son, Cy, in 2022. While Lawrence and Hemsworth never pursued a romantic relationship off-camera, they developed a close bond during their time working on the Hunger Games franchise.
In 2014, Lawrence spoke highly of Hemsworth, crediting him with helping her gain confidence in the spotlight. She praised his fairness and his ability to stand up for himself, admitting that negotiating was her biggest weakness. Lawrence expressed gratitude for Hemsworth’s influence in toughening her up and teaching her valuable lessons.
With Lawrence’s candid statement, it seems the rumors of a secret fling between her and Hemsworth can finally be put to rest. As the actors continue to focus on their respective personal lives and careers, they can move forward knowing that their connection remains rooted in friendship and mutual respect.