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How Liam Hemsworth found love with Gabriella Brooks

After his tumultuous marriage to Miley Cyrus, the Aussie heartthrob is head over heels again.
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For 10 years, Liam Hemsworth was in an on-off relationship with Miley Cyrus. But after their marriage breakdown, the Aussie actor soon found love again with model, Gabriella Brooks.

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Originally hailing from Sydney, model Gabriella was scouted and signed at just 14-years-old and is a former University of Sydney student who studied ancient history and archaeology.

She then went on to pursue a full-time career in fashion and has modelled in campaigns for brands including Topshop, Calvin Klein, and Solid & Striped.

The blonde beauty previously dated Matt Healy, the frontman for band The 1975 and their relationship reportedly ended due to clashing lifestyles.

“He parties a lot at home when he’s there and Gabby had just had enough. She doesn’t want to lead her life like that,” an insider told The Sun.

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Gabriella is a model from Sydney, NSW. (Credit: Instagram)

In December 2019, just three months after separating from wife Miley, Liam was photographed with Gabriella in Byron Bay on a brunch date with Liam’s parents Craig and Leonie.

From that moment, the couple kept popping up on various dates including beach trips and hikes up to the NSW northern coastal town’s iconic lighthouse. They even visited LA pre-pandemic in January 2020 and were snapped hugging outside a gym.

“Liam feels comfortable with Gabriella. His family approves of her and really likes her, which is very important to him,” an insider told US Weekly of their relationship after the first photos emerged.

“They’ve known about each other for a while, but he just started seeing her for a few weeks now,” the source continued, adding he’s formed a “strong connection” with Gabriella.

“Liam is very close with his family, so he wouldn’t introduce them to a girl unless it was serious.”

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“Liam feels comfortable with Gabriella. His family approves of her and really likes her, which is very important to him.” (Credit: Instagram)

In November 2020, fans were finally treated to the first official Instagram couple photo… sort of.

To celebrate Luke Hemsworth’s 40th birthday, the entire Hemsworth family and their respective partners had a Peaky Blinders themed birthday party in Byron Bay.

Chris Hemsworth uploaded a photo of himself and wife Elsa Pataky with birthday boy Luke and his wife Samantha, parents Craig and Leonie as well as Liam and Gabriella.

In the black and white snap, all eight are dressed in 1920s costumes and Liam’s arm is lovingly wrapped around his girlfriend.

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Instagram official! Gabriella and Liam pose for a photo at Luke Hemsworth’s 40th birthday party. (Credit: Instagram)

Whilst the couple keep things very private and low-key, Gabriella made a rare statement about her highly-publicised romance to the Daily Telegraph in Fenruary 2021.

Speaking to the publication, the Aussie model revealed how she stays grounded despite being all loved-up with one of the world’s hottest hunks.

“I have a great support network who continually remind me of what’s important,” she said. “This is incredibly grounding.”

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It wasn’t until June 2021 that Liam and Gabriella made their first official outing as a couple and Liam shared his first pics of his girlfriend.

The couple, alongside Chris and Elsa, attended the exclusive black tie Gold Dinner – a charity gala raising funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Liam shared two photos from the event to his personal Instagram account – in the first the two couples, dressed in their finery, pose for photos with fellow guests Lauren Phillips and Luciana Barroso, whilst the second is a more candid selfie of the Hemsworth crew at their table.

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The couple donned their glad rags for the Gold Dinner in June 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

As for what Gabriella makes of her boyfriend’s A-list ex? She’s not too bothered.

“They’re both secure in their relationship and Gabriella isn’t worried that Liam has any lingering feelings for Miley and isn’t intimidated by their relationship,” a source told Us Weekly.

“Liam and Gabriella are really close and feel comfortable with one another. They connect over important topics and share the same values about family and life.”

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Liam and Gabriella seem to be on the same page. (Credit: Instagram)

In December 2021 the model revealed to Stellar Magazine why she prefers to keep her relationship with Liam out of the public eye. 

“My personal relationship is very, very important and very sacred to me,” shetole the publication. “And I feel like in an industry where so much is put out on show, there are some things you just want to keep to yourself. I completely understand [the interest in our relationship]. But at the end of the day, I guess I just like having that for me.”

In the years since, the couple have remained private, sharing only a handful of photos to Instagram together and making a small number of rare red-carpet appearances together.

In May 2024, the pair attended the London premiere of Furiosa, which stars Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth alongside Anya-Taylor Joy. 

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Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks attend the UK premiere for “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” (Credit: Getty)

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