Moreover, the wildfire that devastated Southern California in Nov. 2018, might've played a small role in their split. Fans will recall that Miley and Liam's home was burned to the ground, along with many other residences in the area. In the aftermath, a source said that the natural disaster brought them "closer together," but now it looks like it could've driven them apart from one another. The source explains, "They already weren't spending a ton of time together in LA ever since the Malibu house that Liam bought burned down. Miley's been spending time in Los Angeles, but Liam hasn't been in LA for a while now."