Miley Cyrus candidly discussed her divorce from Liam Hemsworth during an interview on the Howard Stern Show. Nearly a year after their divorce was finalized, Cyrus openly shared insights into her new album, “Plastic Hearts,” confirming that the album’s first track, “WTF Do I Know?,” was inspired by her ex-husband. She also clarified that alcohol was not the cause of their marriage ending, shedding light on the conflicts within their relationship.
Seeking Stability and Emotional Anchoring
In the interview, Miley Cyrus emphasized her desire for stability and emotional grounding in her life. She expressed a longing to be anchored by someone when she returned home, stating, “When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
The Impact of a Devastating Event
Cyrus delved into the backstory of their relationship and revealed that their decision to get married was influenced by a devastating event—the loss of their Malibu home in the Woolsey fire in 2018. This traumatic experience played a significant role in their choice to marry, rather than simply remaining engaged. The loss of their home, which held sentimental value for Cyrus, had a profound impact on her life.
She vividly recounted the heartbreak of being unable to return home during the fire, finding her beloved animals tied to a post on the beach, and losing everything, including her songs, photographs, scripts, and more.
Running Toward the Fire
In response to the loss, Cyrus admitted to a natural human response: running toward the fire metaphorically. Instead of accepting the loss and allowing nature to take its course, she clung to what remained, which was her relationship with Liam Hemsworth. She explained, “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. You’re attracted to that heat and me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it.”
Deep Love for Liam Hemsworth
Despite the challenges and the end of their marriage, Miley Cyrus openly expressed her deep love for Liam Hemsworth. She affirmed, “And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
This candid interview provided a glimpse into the complexities of their relationship and the emotional journey that Miley Cyrus went through during and after their divorce.