Singer and actress Miley Cyrus opened up about why she and actor Liam Hemsworth decided to get married during a cover interview with Vanity Fair.
According to Today, following a bumpy past, Cyrus, 26, and Hemsworth, 29, tied the knot in December.
Cyrus revealed that it was actually a tragic experience they shared that brought about one of the happiest moments in their relationship, a wedding.
In November 2018, the couple’s home was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire that burned 97,000 acres of land and 1,500 structures in Ventura Counties and Los Angeles, California.
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It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu. Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It’s going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn
Cyrus said she never returned to the home after it was destroyed in the fire, but has grown from the experience.
“I’ll never be happy that all those memories and pictures and things that I’ve loved are gone. But to have an experience like this — I find myself feeling more connected to being human again.”
Not only did the singer feel more connected to herself, but she felt more connected to Hemsworth. The two had lost something together, but “found a new bond underneath all that rubble.”
That “glue” like experience is what led the couple to marry. Cyrus isn’t sure they would have if the fire hadn’t happened.
As Today reports, she said:
“I’m not sure without losing Malibu, we would’ve been ready to take this step or ever even gotten married, who can say?”
The experienced changed them for the better.
According to Today, Cyrus told Vanity Fair:
“My relationship is very special to me; it is my ‘home.’ I feel less misplaced when we are in the same room, no matter where that is … What Liam and I went through together changed us.”
And Cyrus wasn’t the only one ready to say “I do.” Hemsworth attested to their love during a recent interview with Today.
“I feel really happy, and really fortunate to be with such a great person. We’ve been through so much together over the last 10 years, so it felt like it was time.”
According to The Malibu Foundation, it “has received nearly $900,000 in donations since November 11.”
If you would like to support those affected by the California wildfire, please visit https://malibufoundation.gvng.org