Worst kept secret: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are back on

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially an item once again. Photo / Getty
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially an item once again. Photo / Getty

There have been rumours for weeks, but finally we have confirmation: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially back on.

Country music queen Dolly Parton, who is Cyrus's godmother, said she was ecstatic to hear the pair had reunited after splitting in 2013.

"I was really happy when I heard they'd gotten back together, because I know that seemed to be a big heartache for both of them when that happened," Parton told Entertainment Tonight.

"That's good that they're back together."

The rumour mill was set spinning over the new year, with fans posting photos of the couple enjoying the Falls Festival together in Byron Bay.

Cyrus, 23 was then snapped in January wearing an engagement ring.

During their separation in July 2014, Hemsworth, now 26, said he and Cyrus would "always be best friends" and had "an instantaneous and powerful connection".

Parton said the young lovers could learn a thing or two from her partnership with husband Carl Dean.

More from Spy:
Chrystal gushes over Richie
Carpool Karaoke is coming to NZ

The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

"We've just always been great friends," said Parton.

Parton added Cyrus was "a gifted girl" who would continue to defy her critics.

- AAP

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 28 Mar 2017 13:38:38 Processing Time: 539ms