Miley Cyrus has a new album to shill, so she’s out there spilling the beans about her personal life. You listen to her songs, she shares with you a part of her soul. And where better to make that devil’s trade than on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show? Miley delved into her divorce with Liam Hemsworth, which was finalized almost a year ago. She says she never even thought they would get married (even though they were engaged), but their Malibu home burning down changed everything.
via Access Hollywood:
I don’t know if we ever really thought we were actually going to get married, but when we lost our house in Malibu, which, if you listen to my voice pre and post-fire, they’re very different, so that trauma really affected my voice. Every song I had ever written was in that house. Every photograph of me, that my parents had given to me, all my scripts.
Like, I lost everything, and, so, in trying to put that back together, instead of going, “Oh, nature kinda did something I couldn’t do for myself”, it forced me to let go, I ran towards the fire. 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.
So Liam is the fire? Or the things she lost in the fire? These fancy pop poets and their allegories! But even though Miley was pretty positive about how much she loved Liam, she added, via E! News:
“There was too much conflict.” “When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone,” she said. “I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
After her divorce Miley publicly tangled with Kaitlynn Carter and Cody Simpson. But now that it’s a pandemic, she says dating has become “interesting and challenging”, and says, “I’ve been doing a lot of FaceTime sex.” But she’s not doing it drunk. Even though she fell off the wagon after months of sobriety, and doesn’t consider herself an alcoholic (she prefers the term “regress” to “relapse”), Miley admits alcohol negatively impacted her relationships:
“It really, really affects my relationships,” she said. “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.”
Huh, funny. I am at my best after three tequilas. Then I’m at my worst (puking in the bathtub) when I add another six drinks to that delicate equation. It’s a very fine line, people!