Billy Ray Cyrus denies Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth tied the knot

By Sharnaz Shahid

Country star Billy Ray Cyrus has shut down speculation that his daughter Miley Cyrus andLiam Hemsworth are now husband and wife. Taking to Instagram on Saturday (Mar. 11) the country singer wrote, "Whoa. Don't jump the gun," in response to marriage rumours.

Whoa! Don't jump the gun. Been at work #StillTheKing Glad to see so many love @MileyCyrus the same as I do #happy

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It was Billy Ray who sparked said rumours on Friday when he shared a picture of his daughter dressed in what appeared to be a white wedding dress.

In the caption, he gushed: "I'm so happy...you are happy @mileycyrus." Social media followers were quick to speculate that the pop star, 24, and the Australian actor, 27, have married. One fan wrote: "Is that a wedding dress?" Another remarked: "Did she get married?"

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The Hollywood couple met on the set of their 2009 movie, The Last Song, before breaking off their engagement four years later. They rekindled their relationship towards the end of 2015, and have since often taken to their social media pages to share lovely pictures of themselves hanging out together. During an interview with GQ Australia in June, Liam opened up about their on/off relationship, claiming their two-year break was down to being "too young".

I'm so happy...you are happy @mileycyrus.

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He explained: "Of course it was hard. But at the time we were both going in different directions and it's just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that." The star continued: "I don't read or listen to the press. And these days I don't base my decisions on it at all. I base all my decisions on what's happening in front of me and I'm much happier by doing that. I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and go for it."

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Last year, Liam also spoke about his future plans with Miley where he confessed he is in no rush to start a family. "I'm sure one day I will go down that road and it will feel right, yes," the Hunger Games star told NW magazine. "For now, I still feel very young and there's a lot of things to do without kids weighing in on situations. I'll leave that until later on in life.'"

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