Her engagement to Liam Hemsworth has been at the centre of much speculation in recent weeks. However, Miley Cyrus insists she and the Australian actor are as committed to each other as ever, despite her reluctance to discuss her private life. Speaking to the June issue of Elle UK magazine, the 20-year-old admits she has decided to keep their romance away from the spotlight after previously being more open.
Speaking about her June 2012 engagement to the Hunger Games star, who she has been dating since 2009, she admitted it felt like a natural progression after moving in together.
She said: ‘We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. ‘But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it any more.’
Miley was previously very open about her emotions on Twitter, but decided to pull back in recent months. She explained: ‘We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight – into my life and my puppies and my house – and I just don’t feel they get that privilege any more. ‘Like on my Twitter, I’m much more… not conservative, but you don’t see a picture of my dogs. You don’t get that personal stuff any more.’ Having found fame as a child star, Miley admits it is difficult to find real friends she can trust and who befriend her for her personality, not her celebrity persona.
She said: ‘People who grew up without either (money or fame) can get more of a culture shock and go the wrong way. “Oh my God, I have all this money! How can I spend it? All these people will like me because I’m famous!”