After reading Miley’s revealing new cover interview in the September issue of ‘Marie Claire,’ I’m a believer — she has a role model-worthy maturity about her relationship with Liam that is impressive. Here’s why.
When Miley Cyrus went public with the news that she was engaged at the very tender age of 19, there were a lot of skeptics discussing whether it was a wise decision. After all, 19 is young by any standard to get married, and especially young in Hollywood, where it’s rare for any marriage to have staying power.
I admit I was one of those skeptics, but after reading Miley being very uncelebrity-like and actually talking about her relationship with fiance Liam Hemsworth in great detail in her new Marie Claire cover interview, I think she and Liam are heading into marriage with real commitment and a great attitude. Here are all the reasons why their marriage can really go the distance:
#1) They’re in Love with Each Other — Not with Having a Blowout Hollywood Wedding!
Hooray for Miley! She’s planning to have a long engagement — a great idea, considering that she and Liam are so young and that they are having such a great time just being together. Furthermore, she’s not falling into the Fairytale Wedding Syndrome, where the goal is to have the perfect gigantic, romantic wedding, but there is no thought about the actual marriage that follows it — are you listening Kim Kardashian?
“I don’t really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we’ve made to each other,” she explains.
Now that’s the right way to start off a life-long commitment!
#2) She’s Not Afraid to Talk about Liam and Their Relationship.
It’s so refreshing to actually read a celebrity interview in which the subject isn’t freaking out about guarding her privacy and refusing to answer questions about her personal life.
The fact that Miley is willing to be so open about her feelings for Liam and her future with him reflects her complete sense of security in the relationship and in herself, which is very healthy.
She clearly is so confident about her romance that she doesn’t have to hide it, and that means that Liam is also making her feel confident and supported — good!
#3) Miley has the Best Reason for Marrying Young!
“Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with,” she says. And she is absolutely right. She and Liam got lucky. They met when they were young, so why shouldn’t they spend all their time together?
This attitude reveals that they both have good values — they don’t need to waste time playing games with each other, or spending time searching for other “better” partners. Most people have to have their share of partying and multiple partners before they are ready to settle down with a life-long mate, but Miley and Liam are content with each other and don’t feel compelled to go on searching. “You remember who you really want around you,” she points out.
Plus, they don’t have any financial impediments to getting married. I get it — why wait for too long?
#4) Miley and Liam are Supportive of Each Other.
In another surprisingly mature confession, Miley explains that her parents have taught her that it’s incredibly important to be supportive of your mate. “You don’t put each other down. If one of you has an idea, it is always a good idea,” she says. “The other day Liam said he might want to do a clothing line. If he wants to try that, heck yeah – he should go for it! You put each other up, up, up. Also, if you’re fighting, you keep the focus on how you feel. You say, ‘I’m hurt,’ not, ‘This is why you screwed up,'” she explains.
I think it’s impressive that Miley has clearly given the workings of her relationship with Liam a lot of thought, and she’s thinking about it as an “us” relationship — not the kind of me, me, me marriage we see so often on reality TV.
#5) Miley and Liam are Happy Just Being Low-Key Together.
This isn’t a relationship for the cameras and red carpets. They are happiest just being Miley and Liam. She confesses that “I am super antisocial and such a homebody.” She and Liam love to stay home, and live two doors away from her parents. She and Liam fall asleep on their giant couch “all the time” — so cute. And we all know that when you meet a guy that you can fall asleep on the couch with — now that’s a key sign you’re meant to be together.
#6) Miley Insists that They Won’t Let Their Relationship be Ruined by Their Demanding Careers.
While Miley makes it apparent that their careers are really important, she insists that neither will let their jobs come between them. She explains that she reads Liam’s scripts and he critiques her music, but they don’t want a role or project to undermine their future.
“You want to make sure you are making the best decisions for the people you love,” she says. “A movie comes out and people forget it. A record comes out and people forget it. It’s not worth making someone you love (unhappy) over a (creative choice).”
Well, those are wise words coming out of the lips of someone so young. I guess it’s easier when you’ve already been so accomplished at a young age to be able to take a longer view and not agonize that you’re missing a key career move if you pass on a professional opportunity that could hurt your relationship. How many women could say that with confidence?
#7) Last but Not Least, Miley Insists that Neither She nor Liam is Super Jealous.
Well, if that’s true, it’s another testament to this pair’s maturity. There’s nothing more likely to kill a young marriage than jealousy or infidelity. Miley believes that both of those issues are B.S. “We know each other and would never do anything to hurt each other.”
That statement also speaks again to her own self-confidence and strong sense of self-esteem in a successful marriage, and to Liam’s maturity too.
So there you have it HollywoodLifers — the 7 reasons why Liam and Miley are the real deal, even if they’re young. Other Hollywood couples – young and not so young – might want to take a read!
What do you think HollywoodLifers — are you as impressed by Miley as I am? She’s earned my respect – what about yours? Tell me now!
— Bonnie Fuller
More on Miley and Liam’s Engagement:
- Miley Cyrus Reveals How Liam Hemsworth Proposed — New Interview
- Miley Cyrus Pays For Liam Hemsworth’s Dinner — New Report
- Liam Hemsworth: Miley Cyrus Is Strong, Intelligent, Supportive