Dev­as­tat­ing fires in Mal­ibu put Liam Hemsworth and Mi­ley Cyrus’ wed­ding on hold


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Look­ing through the rub­ble of Mi­ley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s Mal­ibu man­sion, only one thing stood out to the cou­ple. ‘This is what’s left of my house. Love,’ Liam, 28, wrote along­side a poignant pho­to­graph of the ‘love’ sign amongst the charred re­mains of their home. ‘It’s been a heart­break­ing few days.’

But it was a phone call from the ac­tor to his long-time fiancée, 25, amid the firestorm that put ev­ery­thing into per­spec­tive. ‘Liam called Mi­ley and told her they were about to lose their home, but all she cared about was him,’ an in­sider tells OK! ex­clu­sively. ‘She was in Ten­nessee at the time and she was just sob­bing, wor­ried if he would be OK.’

With plans to marry on their beloved Mal­ibu es­tate be­fore the end of the year, the self­less pair have once again de­layed their nup­tials. ‘Liam told her he knew they had to put mar­riage on the back­burner,’ the in­sider shares. ‘He said since they had in­sur­ance they were lucky, they could re­place ev­ery­thing. But how about the thou­sands in their area who had lost their homes, lost all their be­long­ings and would never get them back? Mi­ley, who has a huge heart, said she too couldn’t think of any­thing else but how badly those peo­ple must feel. How could they pos­si­bly get mar­ried at a time like this, said Liam, with so many peo­ple suf­fer­ing?’

While un­der­stand­ably sad to halt their wed­ding plans, the phone call so­lid­i­fied what’s most im­por­tant to them. ‘Mi­ley was quiet and said the best way they could cel­e­brate their love would be to give back to oth­ers and to show love to them, to re­build Mal­ibu. And that is what they’re de­ter­mined to do,’ tells OK!’ s in­sider, with the pair do­nat­ing $693,000 to the Mal­ibu Foun­da­tion – a char­ity sup­port­ing emer­gency fire re­lief and re­build­ing ef­forts.

Mi­ley and Liam join ac­tor Ger­ard But­ler and singer Robin Thicke, who also lost their homes in Mal­ibu. ‘Un­til they feel all of those who suf­fered get re­lief, they won’t feel com­fort­able cel­e­brat­ing their nup­tials,’ our in­sider tells. ‘They ended their talk feel­ing more de­ter­mined than ever to stay to­gether, and to help their neigh­bours in any way they could.’

And de­spite the dev­as­ta­tion, this tragedy has only brought the cou­ple closer. ‘I am one of the lucky ones. My an­i­mals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that mat­ters right now,’ Mi­ley shared. ‘My house no longer stands, but the mem­o­ries shared with fam­ily & friends stand strong. I am grate­ful for all I have left.’

The dev­as­tat­ing fires saw thou­sands lose their homes

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