Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus weren’t exactly what you’d call a stable couple, despite the fact that they were engaged. But then again, it was silly for anyone to expect them to stay together forever, especially factoring in their age and their careers.
In one of the ‘Most Fascinating People of 2013‘ interviews with Barbara Walters, Miley opened up about the breakup, explaining that they shouldn’t have stayed together as long as they did. She explains, “I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year. I don’t ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can’t be yourself.” Well, she definitely doesn’t address the cheating rumors, but if their relationship was already over at that point, is it technically cheating? Who knows how long they were broken up, before they were ‘officially’ broken up.
Miley also adds, “I don’t think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19, and I definitely wouldn’t change being engaged. It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years. But now, I just feel like I can actually be happy. I wait for those moments of silence, when I’m just at my house, by myself.”
No matter what anyone sees, I think Miley and Liam actually were in love when they got engaged, or at least what they felt was love. But who can make that kind of life-changing decision at 19 years old? They were both so immature, and both of their careers were just starting to take off. They would have no idea what they would go through over the next couple of years, especially in terms of their own personal growth. Miley may have enjoyed being engaged for the sense of security it provided her, but it’s obvious that there’s some bad blood between her and Liam – otherwise, she wouldn’t have so pointedly made the comment about being ‘actually’ happy.