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and 's break-up has been the topic of much speculation, but isn't their split just typical of what happens after a relationship ends? Here's Liam and Miley's break-up behavior in 10 classic new-singleton steps.

1) Taking a leap into the unknown

The shock of the new will often help with a break-up, so Miley probably chose the best possible time to jump out of a plane, skydiving for Rolling Stone magazine.

2) Reaffirm your physical attractiveness

Miley took to Rolling Stone again to promote her new album, Bangerz, but it can't have hurt that the (mostly topless) photos came back pretty stunning. It's always pleasant to remember what a babe you are when your partner becomes your ex.

3) Getting emotional

Unavoidable, this one. Miley smudged her mascara with heartfelt tears during a performance of 'Wrecking Ball' at iheart Radio festival. The song is supposedly about Liam, and Miley just had to let it all out.

4) Intensive TV watching

TV - the ultimate low-effort, solitary break-up activity. Miley gave hit AMC show Breaking Bad a go, but was a little too squeamish...

Breaking Bad I just got into, but I haven’t been able to keep up with it as much. There’s just a lot of him coughing. I’m in the first season, and the coughing is driving me crazy.

5) Not giving a damn what people think

Agh! Everything in your life has changed! The person you thought would be there forever has gone! And now rumors are surfacing that you're pregnant with rapper Juicy J? If that happened to me, Miley, I'd not bother dispelling the gossip. What's the point if you're already free-falling?

6) Focussing on your career

Liam's kept himself busy with filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, using the classic break-up tactic of throwing yourself into work to avoid those tricky feelings. Snuggling up to stunning co-star can't hurt either.

7) Getting a new image

One upside to the lack of stability after a split is the ability to reinvent yourself, away from the judgement of the person who knew you best. Here's Liam rocking a clean-cut style and looking pretty darn pleased with himself.

8) Rushing into a new fling

Liam has been pictured numerous times with gorgeous Mexican model, Eiza Gonzalez, with snaps of their smooching emerging only a day after his and Miley's engagement was called off. Classic rebound (but good choice of girl).

9) Putting in some serious party time

Yankees fan Liam partied for 5 hours with fellow celeb James Marsden at New York sports bar Ainsworth Park, running up a bar tab of $3,800! There's nothing like a beer with your buddies to soothe a broken heart.

10) Seeking family support

Liam's always been close with his equally foxy older bro, (star of Thor: The Dark World), and a source told Hollywood Life that Liam's kin have got his back, saying 'this is the happiest they’ve seen Liam in a long time and they are supporting the break up.'

What do you think? Classic break-up behavior or just young people in the spotlight doing what they do? Let us know what you think.



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