After Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth divorced, it was rare for either one of them to speak about their marriage, but during a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Cyrus changed that. In her candid interview, she revealed that she didn't believe that the two would ever get married and that the relationship, which had started when she was only 16 years old, went through so many things that it was almost impossible to imagine it working out. However, Cyrus added that because they endured so much together, she'll always love Hemsworth.
"We were together since 16," Cyrus 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 voice pre- and post-fire, they're very different so that trauma really affected my voice."
And while the trauma of a fire seems heavy enough, Cyrus added that she felt removed from the disaster because she was literally an entire world away. While it was all happening, she was in Africa and had no way to tell what was happening back at home.
"And I was actually in South Africa, so I couldn't come home, and like, my animals were tied to a post at the beach," she added. "I lost everything."
She added that the fire can be seen as symbolic, something she thinks about often. The rebuilding that she had to go through wasn't just about the house, she said it was about building back everything inside of her, too.
"I had so much and it was all gone, every song I had ever written was in that house," she said. "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 couldn't do for myself; it forced me to let go,' I ran toward the fire. Which is not abnormal, a lot of animals do this and end up dying, like, deers run into the forest."
To finish, Cyrus spoke about how she looks back on her time with Hemsworth, saying that everything: the fire, the house, and the relationship, all seemed to blur together for her.
"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," Cyrus finished. "And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will."
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