Miley Cyrus Says She Doesn’t Want To Erase Her Marriage To Liam Hemsworth
For those who remember Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth‘s marriage you will recall it probably never should have happened, which is why Miley wanted to remind him in song form “Fuck your flowers, I can get my own!” However, even with such sonnets of love, Miley appreciates the time they spent together in their contentious marriage. And even though it brought lots of pain and misery (and a brand new album), Miley admits she would never want to erase any of her former relationships because they made her the woman that she is.
Although Miley and Liam’s relationship timeline reaches back over a decade ago, they were only married from 2018 to 2020. But within their union, there were many scandals, many tears, and many reasons for Miley to be ripped to shreds within the court of public opinion. Let’s not forget those were the years when she was straddling wrecking balls in bikinis and twerking her chicken cutlet cakes on stage with Robin Thicke. But what we came to know as Miley’s rebellious years became some of her most tragic private moments behind the scenes. And during her interview with British Vogue, Miley admits she carried a lot of shame surrounding how she was scrutinized within the public eye.
Miley’s aware that her explosion into early adulthood, whether riding naked on a demolition ball in the video for “Wrecking Ball” or her twerk-tastic performance at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards, still occupies space in the public consciousness. “I was creating attention for myself because I was dividing myself from a character I had played. Anyone, when you’re 20 or 21, you have more to prove. ‘I’m not my parents.’ ‘I am who I am.’”
She is movingly even-natured when she goes on to describe the fallout: “I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused,” she says. “Now that I’m an adult, I realise how harshly I was judged. I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realise that I would never harshly judge a child.”
Miley also wanted to clarify the narrative of her album Endless Summer Vacation, which features her hit song, Flowers, is her way of telling Liam to suck it after their horrific union. But Miley remains coy before throwing on her Hannah Montana wig and suggesting that none of the songs are about any former relationship. And no matter what she’s been through, she wouldn’t want to change anything.
Cyrus and Hemsworth divorced in 2020 and, despite the plethora of Twitter theorisers, she is allergic to the idea of people seeing Endless Summer Vacation, or any of her recent music, being directly about that relationship. “I wouldn’t erase my story or want it to be erased,” she says of that 10-year relationship coming to an end. “Having an interesting life makes for interesting storytelling,” she adds, explaining she sees herself more as a novelist, weaving myriad experiences into any given track.
Whatever Miley. You know you had pictures of Liam strewn across all the walls in your mansion while penning some of those tracks. But feel free to keep the mystery alive for British Vogue while the rest of us read between the bollocks.
Here’s more of Miley in British Vogue:
Pic: Steven Meisel/British Vogue