Miley Cyrus is getting candid about her unique marriage and playing Hannah Montana.
The singer is on the cover of the August issue of Elle, and in the cover story she talks about how her marriage to Liam Hemsworth bucks norms.
“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” she says. “And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**king apron cooking dinner?
“I’m in a hetero relationship but I still am very sexually attracted to women. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”
Cyrus was boosted into stardom with her role as Hannah Montanna but she didn’t always enjoy the part.
“I [wanted to stop being Hannah Montana] once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous,” Cyrus says. “The minute I had sex, I was kind of like, I can’t put the f**king wig on again. It got weird. It just felt like…I was grown up.”
“One time I went backstage at Disneyland, and Peter Pan was smoking a cigarette. And I was like, ‘That’s me. That’s the kind of dreams I’m crushing,'” she recalls. “That’s how everyone felt with the bong video, but I’m not a Disney mascot. I’m a person.”
Cyrus also speaks about the heavy expectations placed on women in society.
“We’re expected to keep the planet populated,” she says. “And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you—even if you become pregnant in a violent situation. If you don’t want children, people feel sorry for you, like you’re a cold, heartless b***h who’s not capable of love.
“Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first.”