That same family is now making it very clear that they are not impressed with the actions of Miley, who had a decade-long relationship with Liam.
Elsa Pataky, who is married to Chris Hemsworth, made her opinion about Miley known during a press conference in Madrid this week.
When asked about the divorce, the 43-year-old said: "My brother-in-law, well… after a relationship that you've dedicated ten years to, he's a little bit down, but he's coping well, he's a strong boy and he deserves the best."
She continued, speaking on Liam's close bond with her husband Chris. "You always find support in your family, and he's joined at the hip with [Chris], who has been there to give all the strength he needed."
Elsa and Miley were close friends when they were official sister-in-law's... so her comments came as a little bit of a surprise. However, it's not the first time she and Chris stood up for Liam during this messy divorce.
According recent reports, Chris was so angry with Miley's behaviour following their split that he warned her to stop "playing games" with his younger brother.
"They are the ones picking up the pieces," a source close to the situation told Radar Online in October. "And they’ll happily do anything to protect Liam, including shutting Miley out of Liam’s life."
Miley is now dating 22-year-old Australian singer Cody Simpson, while Liam is dating Australian actress Maddison Brown.