Miley Cyrus has opened up on marrying Liam Hemsworth while being a member of the LGBTI community.
Cyrus also discussed the wildfire in which she and Hemsworth lost their Malibu house.
‘I would say that losing the house changed us much more than getting married changed us,’ she said.
The decision was ‘out of character’ for Cyrus
‘The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned,’ Cyrus said.
‘I actually think it’s kind of New Age. We’re redefining, to be fucking 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.’
The singer came out as pansexual in 2016.
‘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. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.’
‘This doesn’t change my individuality’
Cyrus also shared with the journalist a statement she had written following the wildfire and her marriage.
In relation to her love story with Hemsworth, she said:
‘Being someone who takes such pride in individuality and freedom, and being a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’ve been inspired by redefining again what a relationship in this generation looks like. Sexuality and gender identity are completely separate from partnership.
‘I wore a dress on my wedding day because I felt like it, I straightened my hair because I felt like it, but that doesn’t make me become some instantly “polite hetero lady.” (PS: Straight women are badass, too.)’
She furthermore added: ‘My relationship is very special to me, it is my home. I feel less misplaced when we are in the same room, no matter where that is, but just because something changes in my relationship doesn’t mean something has to drastically change in my individuality.’