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It has been more than a year and a half since Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth got engaged, yet there has been no word of wedding in the near future. So it came as a shocker when the actor was spotted wearing a metal band on his ring finger recently.

Hemsworth spent Sunday, 6 August with his fiance's mother Trish, at her family estate in Kentucky and was photographed wearing a ring on the fourth finger of his left hand, which in turn triggered rumours that the he had finally tied the knot with Cyrus.

But it looks like the location of the ring may have just been a coincidence, as TMZ reported that friends of the couple confirmed that the two were "100%" not married.

Last year the Malibu singer also got the grape vine buzzing when she shared a poolside photo on Instagram in which she shows off a ring on her wedding finger. Those rumours too turned out to be totally off the mark.

While they may be holding off on tying the knot, the 24-year-old singer and her 27-year-old Aussie actor partner are very much in love. Cyrus uploaded a series of photos on Sunday, with the couple's dog and captioned it: "We miss you @liamhemsworth! ( Dora's morning yawns are more like ROARS)."

Her post was in response to an earlier black-and-white photo uploaded by The Dressmaker star, of himself posing with the labradoodle and simply captioned it"#thuglife".

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