Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s marriage is about more than being husband and wife.
“The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned,” she explains. “I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned — I actually think it’s kind of New Age. We’re redefining, to be f**king frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship.”
“A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person,” Cyrus continues. “What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality.”
“Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender,” she tells the magazine. “Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”
The former “Hannah Montana” star-turned-twerking “Wrecking Ball” singer has become an idol for young women.
“Almost like the milestones in my life were milestones for America. It almost felt like America was a weird godparent, you know?” Cyrus says.
“I was so influential in kids’ lives that I was like America’s nanny. Like, ‘Just sit your kids in front of me and I’ll teach them how to be a good person.’ Which maybe backfired on the American godparent.”
In 2018, Cyrus’ Malibu mansion fell to the Malibu fire. The 26-year-old felt supreme anger over the incident but also a sense of relief, “which feels really f**king weird.”
“It feels like there were weights tied to my ankles and I was in the ocean, and someone just cut those ties, and I was able to float and be free ’cause I didn’t have all this s**t attached to me,” she elaborates. “Anger, relief, sadness.”
Cyrus is currently working on her seventh studio album, which has “psychedelic elements, there [are] pop elements, there [are] more hip-hop-leaning records.
“You know, in the same way I like to kind of just be genderless, I like feeling genre-less,” Cyrus concludes. This new album, she says, will be “just kind of a mosaic of all the things that I’ve been before.”