Miley Cyrus reveals the reason she split with fiancé Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus reveals the reason she split with fiancé Liam Hemsworth

It surprised many people to find out that 24-year-old singer Miley Cyrus – famous for provocative stage outfits, loony facial expressions and controversially twerking on Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs – has had a relatively normal relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth over the years.

In fact, in a recent interview with Howard Stern, Miley said that the 27-year-old Australian was the "most normal" part of her life. They met in 2009 when filming The Last Song, where the two played the love interests in the romantic drama. They dated for three years after that and then announced their engagement in 2012, when Miley was still 19. But alas, they decided to split up a year later in 2013.

Last year, the pair got back together, and things seem better than ever for the two. But it's only now that Miley has revealed details about why she split with her fiancé those four years ago.

In the same Howard Stern interview, Miley revealed: "I had to. I don’t like when relationships are two halves trying to make a whole."

She said the time apart was healthy for both of them, as they were able to focus on themselves rather than depend on each other. "I don’t think that I have that codependency," she said.

"I think people that break up and get back together, that's awesome," said Miley. "You get time to be yourself. You get time to grow up. I think if you're growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being."

Very mature. She went on to say that she didn't even know if they'd get back together, but that she didn't dwell on it:

"I didn’t know if that was the end of it or know if we’d be back together again, but knew that wherever I was going, I was on the right path."

Although they're going steady at the moment, Miley admitted that she gets a little nervous when Liam – who has starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games and Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker – is cast alongside beautiful actresses. “I keep my little spies,” she added. “So I don’t always have to be there.”

Miley also explained how after she and Liam broke up, he wanted some space and so looked to buy his own place:

"He wanted to get away from me, he wanted to go to Malibu, and bought this house. He didn't know it was the house I recorded my first album [Breakout] in!"

Laughing, she went on to say how "The person [selling the house] hid all the plaques in the garage so he would still buy the house. So then he went to move in and he was like 'F**k, I cannot get away, this b*tch is all over my f**king house!"

Now, the two are living in that very house together.

"So now that we're back together, my song Malibu is about the house that I live in, in Malibu, which is where I recorded my first album."

In a different radio interview, Miley's mom Tish told the pair aren't planning on getting married anytime soon.

"She is not getting married," Tish said. "They are so freaking happy and living in Malibu. She's so happy, and she's always like, 'I don't know why everybody wants us to get married. It's so perfect.'"

Don't fix what ain't broke.