Miley Cyrus loves to flaunt it in your face — whether it’s her twerking or her crotch-grabbing performances. But this time, what the star had to reveal to Elle Magazine turned out to be her softer side. The singer and actress sat down with the magazine’s 17-year-old writer, Tavi Gevinson to talk about her “intense breakup” with ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth.
Because of her age, the Elle writer is able to share with the public a different perspective of the young star, who Gevinson says is still searching for who she is and where she fits in the world. Unlike older critics, who often depict Cyrus as a publicity-seeking train wreck, Gevinson is more understanding of the 21-year-old singer’s sometimes outrageous behavior.
During the interview, which will appear in the May issue of Elle, Cyrus spoke of her time as a Disney mega-star on the “Hannah Montana” series. Even though she’s been trying her hardest to kill off her squeaky-clean Disney image, Miley actually expressed gratitude for the years she spent on “Hannah Montana,” saying that the show gave her “the most intense training.”
The 21-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer also discussed her twin breakups with Hemsworth and Disney, saying that she had often worried about how she would survive without the two in her life. But, as she explained, “…I’m free of both of those things, and I’m fine.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth, who met in 2009 on the set of “The Last Song,” were together for four years and were engaged to be married. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as planned for the young couple, and the two finally split for good around the September 2013 time frame — though there were plenty of indications before that point that Cyrus and Hemsworth weren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye. Cyrus, for one, was occasionally spotted without her ring.
After the breakup, Cyrus told Barbara Walters that “I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid. So now I’m an adult, and I’m acting like a kid.” For some, this explains, in part, the singer’s often immature antics.