It's been more than a year since rumors started circulating that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were back together, and it's still hard to believe that it's actually happening. After all, most couples don't end up finding their way back to each other after a three-year break. But for these two, it was different, and now we have a bit more of an insight into why. In a new cover story for Billboard, Cyrus opened up about her relationship with Hemsworth and how much she's changed over the last few years, and it just serves as proof that they really are meant for each other.
The Cyrus who existed back in the days of Hannah Montana and The Last Song and the Cyrus who stuck her tongue out on the Bangerz tour and wore a foam finger on stage with Robin Thicke seem like two totally different people, and neither seem to bear any resemblance to who Cyrus is today. Now, at 24, she seems to be settling into a new phase of her life, and that includes Hemsworth.
In the interview, Cyrus opened up about how much she's changed lately, and it's so crazy to think about how even though she's definitely been on an interesting journey, she still ended up in a relationship with the same person she was with three years ago.
"I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, 'I don’t recognize you anymore.' We had to refall for each other."
And it sounds like the changes she's making are a process that's still ongoing. Cyrus told Billboard that she hadn't smoked weed in three weeks, and that she's been totally sober. Multiple times in the interview, she stated that she wanted her mind to remain clear and to surround herself with people who are smart and focused who will inspire her as she continues to evolve. Maybe Hemsworth is one of those people for her? It certainly seems like he is.
Besides, you know what they say about when something you set free comes back to you. There's something really special about the fact that Hemsworth and Cyrus spent so much time apart, and between his wild ride with The Hunger Games and Cyrus doing her own thing in her career during that time, they both went through a lot of life changes. But they still ended up with each other again, maybe because of all that growth.
I'm looking forward to Cyrus' next single, "Malibu," which she says is about her relationship with Hemsworth. Hopefully, it'll answer all the questions I have about how they found their way back to each other — and I'm so glad they did. After everything they've been through, how could they not be meant to be together?