The Hannah Montana star said that there was a lot of gap between the end of her marriage and dating other people, which the public didn't see.
A relationship is a journey. One that may demand that we take an honest look at our idea of ourselves and our partner. It requires deep reflection and authenticity. We need to put in the hard work for ourselves and for the sake of the person we love. Sometimes, this honesty brings us to the realization that staying together is no longer an option even if you love and respect each other.
Popstar Miley Cyrus, 27, who recently went through a public divorce with Liam Hemsworth, 30, has a lot to say about it. The Party in the USA singer met her ex-husband almost 10 years ago when they shot for the film The Last Song together, reports Glamour. Since then, they have been together on and off until their divorce in August 2019, less than a year after getting married in December 2018.
One of the downsides of being a celebrity and dating another one is public scrutiny. "I recently just went through a very public divorce that fucking sucked," she said on Joe Rogan's Joe Rogan Experience podcast, according to Elle. "What really sucked about it wasn't the fact that me and someone that I loved realized that we don't love each other the way that we used to anymore. That’s okay. I can accept that," she said.
The actress and singer added where she drew the line. "I can't accept the villainizing and all those stories that like—it's just amazing to me that the public kind of thinks that there's no gap of time that they didn't see that could possibly be what led to this. Like it’s not 'one day you were happy on the carpet and the next day you were making out with your friend [Kaitlynn Carter] in Italy! What the fuck?' Well, there was a lot of time between that that you didn't see—it didn’t go. I didn't, you know. No, [you can’t rely on someone else’s narrative]," she said.
It wasn't just the vilification that she addressed but also the relationship and why it failed. "Actually I called the love of mine who I was with when we got divorced, it was almost like a pacifier," she said. "It was that thing I just needed not because we were in love anymore but because the comfort and because my brain said, 'oh, this feels better. This is comforting.' But actually, knowing that I was giving in to an addiction made me feel way worse. I had the hangover. Next day, okay, we sleep together, next day, I’m totally hungover. It felt like a relapse every time I’d go back," she added.
It's been almost a year since they parted ways and the Wrecking Ball singer is now single, which is the first time in her life since 2015, and she called it a "pivotal moment." The 27-year-old star said that she doesn't find it difficult to move on when a relationship breaks down.
"I think men in my life have told me that I’m cold or I’m a cold fucking bitch because I leave when things are done," she said. "I was actually going to say, I’m freaky into a lot of freaky things, but I don’t f**k dead guys, when it’s over, it’s over and you’re dead to me and we move on. So that’s how I feel about it... When it’s over, it’s over. What’s painful isn’t the relationship, it’s then when it’s done, you holding on for that extra however long you try to make it work, something that’s not working, that’s what I did in the video [for Midnight Sky]."
The Hannah Montana actress now knows what she wants from her next partner and has no patience for those who don't have their life figured out. "I think [because of that] now a non-negotiable in my relationship or dating, you better know what you want because I’m just not interested in taking another 10 years like did with my first love figuring that out," she added.