Miley Cyrus on being married to Liam Hemsworth: What was it like?
We all remember the tragic day last year when pop icon Miley Cyrus and her long-time partner Liam Hemsworth split up. Cyrus recently opened up about the deets of their sometimes toxic relationship and the steps she’s taking to move forward.
How was the marriage?
On Wednesday, Cyrus talked about her marriage on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. “When I come home,” she explained, “I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
Cyrus explained that a contributing factor to the couple parting ways was their home burning down in 2018 during the California wildfires. Once this happened, Cyrus felt heartbroken and lost.
“I had so much and it was all gone,” Cyrus explained. “Every song I had ever written was in that house. Every photograph of me that my parents had given to me, all my scripts, I lost everything.”
“And so in trying to put that back together, instead of going, ‘Oh, nature kind of did something I could do for myself, it forced me to get go,’ I ran toward the fire,” Cyrus continued. “Which is not abnormal, a lot of animals do this and end up dying, like deers run into the forest.”
She went on to explain that “you’re attracted to that heat and me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it, and not wanting to go, you know, ‘What could be purposeful about this?’ I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him. And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
Cyrus explained how difficult the split ultimately was for her. “We were together since 16,” she said. “Our house burned down. We had been like, engaged – I don’t know if we really ever thought we were actually going to get married, but when we lost our house in Malibu – which if you listen to my pre- and post-fire voice, they’re actually very different so that trauma really affected my voice.”
Cyrus revealed that she was out of the country at the time of the fire: “I was actually in South Africa, so I couldn’t come home, and like, my animals were tied to a post at the beach. I lost everything.”
Where is she now?
Although Cyrus has started rebuilding her life following the traumatic fire, she has still been struggling with personal issues, such as sobriety. She told Stern that, while she doesn’t consider herself an alcoholic, she finds that drinking makes things more difficult for her.
“It really, really affects my relationships,” Cyrus explained. “I’m not the best partner; I’m not the best daughter; I’m not the best sister. I can be a little unreliable. So if that’s an alcoholic – if we’re not measuring it by how much we drink but how we perform as a human being – then I would say alcohol is a problem for me because I’m not at my best.”
How does Liam feel about the breakup?
Since Liam Hemsworth’s breakup with Cyrus, he has moved on, now in a relationship with 22-year-old Australian model Gabriella Brooks.
An inside source told Entertainment Tonight: “Liam Hemsworth isn’t upset by the recent interview Miley did where she says there was too much conflict in their marriage. Liam was very hurt when they initially broke up, but he has moved on now and is happy with Gabriella.”
The source continued to describe Hemsworth’s new relationship, saying, “He’s very traditional and Gabriella shares the same values as him and gets along with his family. Their relationship is easygoing and they have similar upbringings and backgrounds.”
It seems Cyrus and Hemsworth are both living their own lives and figuring out how to be apart from one another. We hope they both continue to thrive.