Taking over TikTok with her ‘Used to Be Young’ series, Miley Cyrus has been reflecting on some of the pivotal moments in her life, from Disney kid to global pop star. And in her latest confessional, she reveals the exact moment when she decided to end her marriage to Liam Hemsworth.
Revisiting a performance from Glastonbury in 2019, the singer prefaced what came next with a warning that the tone was going to be “serious”.
She then shared that it was “when the decision happened,” to divorce. “Me and Liam’s commitment to being married just really came from, of course, a place of love first, because we’d been together for ten years, but also from a place of trauma and just trying to rebuild as quickly as we could,” she said, referring to the couple losing their Malibu home in the devastating Woolsey fire in November 2018.
She and Hemsworth tied the knot in an intimate ceremony quickly after at the end of December 2018.
“The day of the show was the day I had decided it was no longer going to work in my life to be in that relationship,” the songstress continued. The way she carried out her performance despite what was going on behind closed doors is a recurring theme she opens up about. “That was another moment where the work, the performance, the character came first,” she said. “I guess that’s why it’s now so important to me for that to not be the case, that the human comes first.”
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Talking to Howard Stern in 2020 about her relationship after the tragedy, Cyrus detailed how it initially compelled her to be closer to Hemsworth before their split.
“I had so much, and it was all gone. Every song I had ever written was in that house. Every photograph of me that my parents had given to me, all my scripts, I lost everything,” she said. “And so in trying to put that back together, instead of going, ‘Oh, nature kind of did something I couldn’t do for myself… I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him. And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”