- (PHOTO/Miley Cyrus) Twitter: @TMZ
Miley Cyrus was photographed making her way to a pilates class in California on Thursday, and the singer appeared to have fresh wrist cuts amid speculation that she and her fiancé are currently facing relationship woes.
The former Disney star, who is engaged to "Hunger Games" actor Liam Hemsworth, showed off her newly inked arm tattoo but also exposed a number of wrist cuts, according to The Sun U.K.
This is the third time in recent months that the Cyrus, 19, has been photographed bearing gashes across her wrist, and while fans believe that the singer's bracelets may be to blame, experts believe that they may be self-inflicted, according to HollywoodLife.com.
"It looks like there has been some self-cutting," Dr. Jeff Gardere, chief contributor to HealthGuru.com, told HollywoodLife.com.
"It's not about wanting to kill yourself, but about being depressed, anxious, having so much stress in your life that you resort to self-cutting to bring yourself back into reality or remove yourself from anxiety and sadness," he added.
The wrist cuts follow a series of depressing tweets that Cyrus recently posted on Twitter. Her tweets ignited speculation that she and Hemsworth, 22, are having problems.
"I got a lot on my mind," Cyrus tweeted on July 7.
"Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them," Cyrus later tweeted.
She also posted song lyrics from Canadian indie band Tegan and Sara's song "Call It Off."
"Maybe you could've been something I'd be good at," Cyrus tweeted on July 8.
The couple, who have dated for two years, got engaged on May 3 and the rumors that they are already facing "problems" have shocked fans, particularly since Cyrus has been gushing with excitement ever since they confirmed the engagement news.
"I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," Cyrus said in a statement.