When Miley Cyrus learned that she wouldn’t be attending her beau Liam Hemsworth‘s movie premiere for Independence Day: Resurgence, it probably stung — but the actor has a very valid reason as to why she wasn’t on the red carpet.

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A source very close to the pair told Hollywood Life that the actor chose not to bring Miley because he feared her presence may overshadow his movie, and he’d like to separate his career from his personal life.

“Miley would have liked to be at the premiere with Liam,” the source said. “It was a hard pill to swallow when he told her he didn’t want her to come. But she understands his reasons, she knows she needs to let him call the shots when it comes to his career.”

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There’s clearly a level of mutual understanding and respect between these two, and they appear to be more in love than ever. Just this week Miley posted a cute pic wearing a “Hemsworth” t-shirt on Instagram, and the actor has even hinted at babies in the future.

It’s all love for Miley and Liam!

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