Miley Cyrus knows what it takes to make a marriage work. In the September issue of Cosmopolitan, the singer opened up about what she's learned about having a successful marriage from none other than her own parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, who've been together nearly 25 years.
So, what was the singer's biggest takeaway? “Nothing and no one stays the same,” she told the mag. “Grow, evolve, change with each other and celebrate your love’s journey!”
Billy Ray and Tish's marriage had its fair share of ups and downs. The country crooner filed for divorce back in 2010, citing irreconcilable differences; he dropped the filing in 2011. Two years later, Tish filed for divorce, but the couple eventually called off their split and decided to make it work, with the help of couples therapy. "We both woke up and realized we love each other and decided we want to stay together. We both went into couples therapy something we haven't done in 22 years of being together, and its brought us closer together and really opened up our communication in amazing ways," Billy Ray's rep previously told Us Weekly.
Since reuniting with fiancé Liam Hemsworth last year, the 24-year-old has been incredibly candid about her relationship, both with the press and social media. Recently, during an interview with Billboard, Cyrus revealed her dreamy single "Malibu" was written about her beau. "They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," she explained. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?"
Cyrus went on to explain why things are different between the two as they've grown, compared to when she and Liam first got engaged in 2013. "I needed to change so much," she noted. "And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, 'I don’t recognize you anymore.' We had to refall for each other."