It’s been over a year now since Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced that their long-running romance has come to an end, but we’re still keen on any tea we can cop about them because, well, we’re only ‘yuman.
The Disney alum appeared on The Howard Stern Show today where she opened up about what led to the downfall of her marriage.
“Me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it and not wanting to go, you know, ‘What could be purposeful about this?’ I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him,” she said. “And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
She also acknowledged “there was too much conflict” in their relationship.
“When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone,” she said. “I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
Miley and Liam shortly before announcing their divorce. (Credit: Getty)
After Miley Cyrus split up with Liam, she went on to briefly date The Hills’ Kaitlynn Carter (who is rumoured to be the subject of her new song ‘Angels Like You’) and another Australian star, Cody Simpson, although their relationship fizzled out during iso.
Speaking to Stern, Miley Cyrus discussed dating during the pandemic and even brought up the topic of getting it on over FaceTime.
The singer admitted it’s been a “really interesting and challenging” time to meet or date people given the pandemic. However, she said she’s still seeing people in other ways. As she put it, “I do a lot of FaceTime sex.”
At one point during the interview, Cyrus was asked how hard it was to get sober.
“It’s the decision-making,” she replied. “When I want to do something, I do it and there’s just no question about it. So, it wasn’t as challenging as it can be for a lot of people.”
Although, she noted “the hardest times have been in this pandemic.”
“I am always truthful,” Cyrus shared. “And a lot of people, their sobriety broke during this time. I was one of them. Luckily, I haven’t gone back to using any drugs, but I was drinking during the pandemic.”
She recalled how she started her own Instagram Live show at the beginning of lockdown but how that soon “wore off.” As she explained, “The dopamine — getting up every day, seeing the viewer count go up — it didn’t do it for me anymore.”
However, Cyrus said she doesn’t “really like calling it a relapse.”
“I call it, I regressed,” she explained, “because, it’s really, for me, drinking hasn’t been—that hasn’t been my demon. But it does not get me going any further. If anything, it just makes me not reach my full potential, which is unacceptable to me. Like, I will not accept anyone or anything that causes me to not reach my fullest potential.”
Cyrus said, “I don’t consider myself an alcoholic.” However, she said not living a sober life has impacted her relationships.
“It really, really affects my relationships,” she said. “I’m not the best partner; I’m not the best daughter; I’m not the best sister. I can be a little unreliable. So if that’s an alcoholic—if we’re not measuring it by how much we drink but how we perform as a human being—then I would say alcohol is a problem for me because I’m not at my best.”
Miley’s new album Plastic Hearts is out now.