Miley Cyrus’ Neil Lane engagement ring has been the source of much buzz over the years, with the “Malibu” singer breaking up with fiancé Liam Hemsworth in 2013, only to be seen sporting it once more in 2016. Since their reunion, the famous couple has been spotted wearing various pieces of finger-centric jewelry, but it was a pair of matching promise rings that had fans speculating once more over whether or not the pair had gone ahead and made their big trek down the aisle.
The rings in question include a gold band for Hemsworth, which he was first spotted in back in August, and what appeared to be a matching one for his lady love. Their choice of jewelry seemed particularly significant as the two were headed to the beach where they first fell in love on the set of their shared film, The Last Song.
As it turns out, however, those rings might not mean exactly what you think they mean. As the 24-year-old told Ellen on the talk show’s host last year, she (gasp!) may not even want to get married… like, ever.
“I think young people in general, what we wear, and what a relationship and a commitment means is very different to what tabloids like to make it mean,” she began. “I even think — I think young people have a different idea of partnering and not feeling that this necessarily means that this is gonna have a legal document signed and dated, because it’s really sharing a life with someone and not about a legal paper that tells me anything, even though I fought so hard for LGBTQ+ rights to be able to get married, but I don’t even really want to.”
She doubled down on her statements to UK’s The Sun on Sunday back in September of this year, explaining to the mag that it’s not something she’s thinking about at the moment.
“I’m 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married],” she said. “Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned. I’m just riding this out. In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.”
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