Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Liam Hemsworth Breakup & How Disney Helped Shape Her Career

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Pop sensation Miley Cyrus graces the cover of Elle Magazine’s May issue, and within the pages of the publication, she opens up about her two most highly exposed breakups: the one in which she parted ways with ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth and the other in which she distanced herself from Disney.

Luckily, Miley says each played a huge part in gaining her independence, both as an artist and as a person.

“You know, I’m really thankful that I started on Disney. I got the most intense training,” Cyrus says when asked if she felt limited while working under the network. “There’s times where I wish I could have just started as a new artist, but the world has kind of allowed me to do that. I feel really lucky—a lot of kid stars get all crazy or stuck in what they were, so they can’t actually become what they’re meant to be.”

The 21-year-old starlet goes on to explain that there was a time in her life when she didn’t really know who she would be if she didn’t have a boyfriend and Disney to help define herself.

“And now I’m free of both of those things, and I’m fine” Cyrus reveals to Elle. “Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I’m totally okay, and that’s so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn’t have a boyfriend.”

These days, the “Wrecking Ball” singer says it’s her fans that help give her purpose, as well as her mission to push for equality.

“I have guys and girls that come out, and they’re like, ‘The only reason I’m able to admit that I’m gay is because you’ve made me feel like that’s okay,’ Cyrus says. “That is so intense, because that is a part of this generation—it wasn’t always accepted—and I feel like I am a big part of that change. Or they know that I’ve struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs.”

The May issue of Elle, which focuses on women in music, hits stands on April 22.

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