Less than a month after sparking romance rumors, actor Liam Hemsworth, 30, and Gabriella Brooks, 21, are letting the sparks fly!
Last week, Liam and Gabriella were photographed kissing on a Byron Bay beach in photos obtained by New Idea magazine.
They were seen soaking up the sun while showing off their beach bodies.
In mid-December, Liam was seen introducing Gabriella to his parents Craig and Leonie, who greeted her with hugs and kisses during a family lunch in Byron Bay.
At the time, a source told Us Weekly, “Liam feels comfortable with Gabriella. His family approves of her and really likes her, which is very important to him.”
According to E! News, “They did not show off any PDA, but the two did go back to Liam's house after the restaurant."
Around the same time, Liam and his ex, Miley Cyrus, reached a settlement in their divorce, TMZ reported. The site noted that it wasn’t difficult to reach an agreement since there were no kids involved and there was a prenup in place.
In October, Liam was linked to “Dynasty” actress Maddison Brown, 22, after his split with Miley Cyrus.
Along with a lunch outing, they were seen kissing on a date night that included a visit to the Flower Shop bar and Alley Cat amateur theatre.
At one point, Liam rested his head in Maddison’s chest as she wrapped her arms around his shoulders.
Hemsworth was also spotted showing his goofy side, even holding a cone over his shoulder.
Liam and Miley called it quits in August, the same month he filed for divorce. A week before Liam filed the divorce papers, Miley released her new single “Slide Away,” which many have speculated is about their breakup.
The song references their Malibu home being lost in the wildfires last year. She sings, “Once upon a time it was made for us, woke up one day and it turned to dust. Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost. So it’s time to let it go.”
Cyrus also appeared to discuss their future without each other, singing, “So won't you slide away? Back to the ocean, I'll go back to the city lights.” Liam grew up in Australia and loves spending time surfing, while Miley grew up with the city lights of Los Angeles.
Miley also seemed to sing about how things have changed since she met him at age 17 on the set of “The Last Song.” She sings, “Move on, we’re not 17, I’m not who I used to be. You say that everything’s changed — you’re right, we’re grown now.”
Miley and Liam had been together on and off for the previous nine years. After the split, her rep 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."
Liam released a statement on his Instagram, saying, “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. Peace and Love.”