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- Miley Cyrus said losing her home in the Malibu fire in November 2018 led her and Liam Hemsworth to get married.
- The singer told Vanity Fair that the loss brought her and Hemsworth closer together.
- They married in a secret ceremony in December 2018.
Miley Cyrus says the Malibu fire brought her and Liam Hemsworth closer together.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the 26-year-old singer said losing her home with Hemsworth, 29, and all of their belongings led them to tie the knot.
“What Liam and I went through together changed us,” 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? But the timing felt right and I go with my heart.”
After 10 years of dating off and on, the two wed in a small, secret ceremony in Cyrus’ Franklin, Tennessee home in December 2018.
“No one is promised the next day, or the next, so I try to be ‘in the now’ as much as possible,” she said. “If I ever find myself thinking too far ahead, I acknowledge that anxiety and bring myself back into my body and out of my head.”
The couple lost their Malibu home in November in the Woolsey Fire, which ravaged California and destroyed thousands of homes. Cyrus was shooting “Black Mirror” in South Africa as the fire approached. Hemsworth was home and rescued the couple’s pets.
He shared a photo of the remains of their home on social media and wrote about coming back to the ashes. Burnt letters spelling “love” can be seen lying on the floor.
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.
— Liam Hemsworth (@LiamHemsworth) November 13, 2018
Cyrus told Vanity Fair that dealing with the loss has made her human connections stronger.
“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,” she said. “When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue. You’re the only two people in the world who can understand.”