Miley Cyrus has opened up about her split from Liam Hemsworth, explaining that she was “villainised as a woman” for moving on after the relationship ended.
Speaking on the Call Her Daddy podcast, the singer spoke about how her brief relationship with Kaitlynn Carter prompted worldwide media coverage and led to claims that she had cheated on Hemsworth.
“I feel like as a woman I was villainised for moving on and I really feel like that isn’t acceptable,” she said.
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The “Wrecking Ball” singer also spoke about her sexuality, explaining that she was attracted to women before she was attracted to men.
“When I was 11 or 12 my friends were starting to tell me what they were doing with guys and I didn’t really understand it,” she said.
“So I got most of my girl friends to hook up with me.” Cyrus continued: “I was attracted to girls way before I was ever attracted to guys.”
“When I was like 11-years-old I thought Minnie Mouse was super f***ing hot.”
The 27-year-old went on to discuss how her relationship with Hemsworth began, revealing that she lied to him about her virginity.
“I didn’t go all the way with a dude until I was 16,” she said. “But I ended up marrying the guy, so that’s pretty crazy.
“I lied and said he wasn’t the first so I didn’t seem like a loser.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth tied the knot in December 2019 but split eight months later.
The singer spoke about what she looks for in a romantic partner.
“I need to find a guy that’s confident enough in himself that he’s ok that I’m kind of masculine and strong, and there’s a lot of qualities to me that tend to associate more with the male role, and that’s just bulls***,” she said before going on to describe the last year as “transformative”.
“I felt this self-realisation period… I started having that over the last two years,” she added.