Miley Cyrus’s marriage to Liam Hemsworth was, in some ways, an unhappy time for her.
“There was too much conflict,” the singer said on Wednesday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, per E!. “When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
Cyrus married the Hunger Games star in December 2018, after a decade of dating on and off. He filed for divorce in August 2019, and their split was finalized the following December. However, Cyrus continues to care about her The Last Song co-star. They went through a lot together, including the loss of the home they shared when it burned down during the 2018 California wildfires.
“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,” Cyrus said. “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. Which is not abnormal, a lot of animals do this and end up dying, like deers run into the forest. 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.”
Cyrus also addressed her lapse in sobriety over the pandemic, which she revealed last month on Apple Music’s New Music Daily. She told Stern that she doesn’t consider herself an alcoholic, but she’s found that drinking complicates certain parts of her life.
“It really, really affects my relationships,” Cyrus 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.”
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