Miley Cyrus is preparing to start a family with beau Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus is preparing to start a family with beau Liam Hemsworth

Time really flies, doesn't it?

I don't know about you guys, but I still like to think of Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, balancing life as a musical superstar with life as a high school student, with possibly the worst secret identity since Superman's Clark Kent fooled the city of Metropolis with little more than a pair of glasses.

Then, there was the budding musical career; with hits like Party in the USA and Best of Both Worlds, Cyrus announced her desire to step out from under the shadow of her Disney stardom, and became a musical star in her own right. But then came the so-called "meltdown" that every child star goes through at a certain point in their lives.

After years of portraying a squeaky-clean image, a series of public acts from Miley Cyrus put paid to that. From her questionable twerking on Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke, to the iconic music video for her song Wrecking Ball, we had a lot of Miley Cyrus stories to discuss in the year 2014.

Fast forward to 2017, and probably the best part of 2018, we might have something entirely different to talk about concerning Miley Cyrus. In the midst of her image change a few years ago, some people traced the beginning of her change in attitude to her breakup with then-fiancé Liam Hemsworth.

After a short time dating Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of action star Arnold), 25-year-old Miley Cyrus is back engaged with the 27-year-old Australian star, and even better: they're about to start a family together!

Yeah, that's right folks. If there are any admirers of Miley Cyrus out there hoping that she'll be back on the market sometime soon: I hate to break it to you, but she's into Liam for the long haul.

According to several news reports out in Australia, Cyrus and Hemsworth have earmarked 2018 as the year they decide to put down their roots, with Miley Cyrus even giving up drugs and alcohol in anticipation of getting pregnant sometime soon. This year, the pair spent Christmas together, and after spending time with their boxer friend Victor Ortiz and his baby Royal, they decided they wanted children of their own!

"They’ve wanted a baby for ages, but the timing was never right," a family friend of Chris Hemsworth revealed while speaking to the Australian magazine NW. "But now they feel as ready as they’ll ever be," the source said, adding that "[Miley Cyrus] told Liam she's ready to make getting pregnant a top priority."

With Miley ready to settle down and Liam ready to take on the midnight feeds, who knows what this power couple will get up to? 2018 promises to be a year of many twists and turns, but now, at least we'll have Miley Cyrus' new life and family to look forward to. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel really old right now?