“Our house burned down. We had been like, engaged – I don’t know if we really ever thought we were actually going to get married, but when we lost our house in Malibu – which if you listen to my voice pre- and post-fire, they’re very different so that trauma really affected my voice,” she said.
“I had so much and it was all gone, every song I had ever written was in that house. Every photograph of me that my parents had given to me, all my scripts, I lost everything. And so in trying to put that back together, instead of going, ‘Oh, nature kind of did something I couldn’t do for myself; it forced me to let go,’ I ran toward the fire.
“You’re attracted to that heat and 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.
“And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”
Admittedly, she said, their relationship was fraught with struggles.
“There was too much conflict,” she said. “When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth first got together after meeting on set of The Last Song in 2008. The pair got engaged in 2012 but broke things off the following year, only to reconcile in 2015 and eventually marry in December 2018.
Cyrus then began dating Australian singer Cody Simpson, 23, in October last year but they split in August.
Taking to Instagram hours after news of their break-up emerged, Cyrus wrote: “A year ago, almost to this exact date, the media tried to tell my story for me, and control my narrative, and I’m just not accepting that,” she said in an Instagram Live.
“So today, it came out that me and my boyfriend have broken up.
“It was confirmed by a “reliable source” even though no one is reliable in a relationship except the individuals who are participating in it, but right now, two halves can’t make a whole and we’re individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be, like everybody else at this age.”