Miley Cyrus has fueled rumours of a romantic reconciliation with former fiancé Liam Hemsworth by posing for a new social media snap at the annual Falls Festival in his native Australia.
The provocative singer features prominently in a cheerful group shot added to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky’s Instagram account on Monday evening.
Sporting a multi-print crop top and jeans, Miley, 23, reveals her abs while striking a pose alongside Elsa – the wife of Liam’s older brother Chris Hemsworth – and a small group of pals.
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In good company: Miley Cyrus features prominently in a social media snap uploaded by Spanish actress Elsa Pataky – who stands to her immediate right – during their appearance at the Falls Festival in Australia’s Byron Bay
It is the first clear shot to emerge of the Wrecking Ball hit-maker at the hugely popular event, held annually in coastal Byron Bay.
Captioning the shot in her native Spanish tongue, Elsa wrote: ‘I love the people with whom I can go crazy.’
Miley later featured in two Instagram snaps shared by local boutique Spell and The Gypsy Collective after calling into the store to collect a number bohemian ensembles.
Say cheese: Miley later featured in an Instagram snap shared by local boutique Spell and The Gypsy Collective after calling into the store to collect some bohemian outfits with Elsa and a group of friends
Fun: The singer sports a pair of dungarees while playfully poking her tongue and flashing a peace sign above a friend’s head, while Elsa (far right) adopts a similar pose
The singer sports a pair of dungarees while playfully poking her tongue and flashing a peace sign above a friend’s head, while Elsa adopts a similar pose.
‘@mileycyrus and @elsapatakyconfidential popped into the store pick up a bunch of pieces from our upcoming Folk Town collection as well as some samples from Festival16 to wear to #fallsfestival,’ reads an accompanying caption.
Miley is thought to have rekindled her relationship with Hunger Games star Liam after the pair were spotted looking close in a backstage area at the festival on Sunday.
Back together? Miley is thought to have rekindled her relationship with Hunger Games star Liam after the pair were spotted looking close at the festival on Sunday
Close: The pair (circled) were pictured sitting alongside one another in a second grainy snap to emerge from the festival on Sunday
One festival-goer told Daily Mail Australia: ‘They were in quite a large group with their family. I didn’t really notice them at first but then Miley said something.
‘I don’t know what it was but I noticed her husky voice. I just noticed it straight away – at first I didn’t think it was real but then I got a good look at her.’
Despite being seen together, the pair were said to be keen to keep their joint appearance at the event under wraps.
‘They were in the backstage bar but trying to stay away from the crowd,’ the reveler added. ‘Liam was rubbing her back. They were quite affectionate towards each other.
Party on: The Hunger Games actor (left next to brother Chris Hemsworth) and Miley (far right) were in a large group of friends who decided to attend the event
Hard to miss: Even with her back turned Miley’s distinctive sense of style singled her out at the event
‘It looked like they were together, especially considering as they were trying to hide from everyone. They looked happy with each other while they were in the group.’
The duo were also seen in another group snap, which featured Liam’s brother Chris.
They were all seen pulling funny faces – with Liam at one end of the shot and Miley peering over the shoulders of someone at the other.
Brothers in Byron Bay: Taking to Instagram on Sunday morning, Liam shared a snap of him and 32-year-old Chris and 35-year-old Luke, presumably from the previous night
According to The Daily Telegraph, Liam and Miley were seen ‘cuddling and kissing’ on Saturday night at the event held in the New South Wales coastal town.
The publication also reported the pair arrived at the festival late in the evening and were spotted walking backstage towards the VIP area with Liam’s brothers Chris and Luke and their wives, Elsa Pataky and Samantha.
The Hemsworth brothers were not shy to share some fun snaps from their celebrations Down Under, though Miley didn’t appear in any of them.
New Year’s Eve bash: A few nights earlier fans had questioned where Liam was, when he didn’t appear alongside brothers Chris and Luke in a New Year’s Eve photo posted by Chris’ wife Elsa
Taking to Instagram on Sunday morning, Liam shared a snap of him and 32-year-old Chris and 35-year-old Luke, presumably from the previous night.
‘Best brothers. Best mates. Best night!!! Happy new year everyone! @fallsfestival @disclosure,’ the Hunger Games star captioned the black and white filtered snap in which the boys smiled for the camera.
Miley enjoyed a stop-start relationship with Liam – often referred to as her first serious boyfriend – after they met while filming romantic drama The Last Song in 2009.
She announced their engagement in June 2012, but the relationship came to an end in 2013.
Miley has since been linked to Patrick Schwarzenegger and Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.
Former couple: The Australian actor and Wrecking Ball singer met on the set of their film, The Last Song, and started dating in June 2009 – they are pictured in February 2012 at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Viewing party