Miley Cyrus Defends Engagement: Life is Too Short...

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Miley Cyrus is aware of the criticism.

She knows she's only 19 and, as a result, has become the butt of even well-intentioned, harmless jokes (see Dobrev, Nina). But the singer opens up to Marie Claire this month and explains why she's agreed to marry Liam Hemsworth.

Simply put: "Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with," Cyrus says.

  • Miley Cyrus Marie Claire Cover
  • Miley Cyrus in Marie Claire

What does Miley value? Aside from an ever-growing collection of Twit pics? Not an expensive dress, not a particular wedding band, not a type of champagne to pop on the big night.

"I don't really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we've made to each other," she says. "And we want to have a long engagement."

Miley also talks about the proposal itself, saying it took place at the couple's Los Angeles home and was a "complete surprise." The same holds true for the Neil Lane ring that now sits on her finger.

"I had no input," Cyrus says of the piece of jewelery. "We'd been kind of talking about getting engaged... I saw it online at one point and thought it was really pretty. I just love that it's old and has a story. And I'm happy because it doesn't look like anything else I wear."

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hi can i have ur friend request plz

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let her do what she pleases its her life no1 elses leave to make her own mistakes (thats if she does make any) or she wont learn if this doesnt work out thenn she'll know for next time to wait a longer... piss off with jugdements kthanksbyee! xoxo

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ye bayba

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@Wes Gaddy, a like the way u talk about miley but i dont agree when u say that disney is good with their stars. remember vanessa hudgens and demi lovato!

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Dear MILEY! at 19 years old life is not too short!!!!hahahaha just enjoy it!

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I guess she as enjoy life tomuch an now she is tired thats why she wants to settle down,,,,,good for her anyways

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Well good for her. There are so many who make such a big fuss out of engagements, planning weddings etc.... but usually that's just for showing off and it never seems to last long. Here's to a long and lasting relationship for Miley & Liam :)

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I'am So Happy For Miley & Liam Hope There Together Forever. Miley's Biggest Fan I Will Always Have Respect For Miley Just Like I Have For Disney The Reason I Respect Disney Is Because There Stars Are Not Made To Look Perfect They Make Mistakes Just Everybody Else I Will Always Defend Disney & There Stars Againest Any Haters People Who Says Disney Vs Nick DISNEY WINS HANDS DOWN NICK WILL NEVER HAVE THE RESPECT DISNEY!!!!!

Miley Cyrus Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]
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