Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know Hemsworth and Cyrus tied the knot last December in an intimate ceremony in Tennessee. The couple has been quite transparent about their relationship. In February, Hemsworth opened up about Cyrus’ decision to take his last name. “She’ll still be obviously known as Miley Cyrus, but she did [take my name],” he confirmed on Live With Kelly and Ryan. “She took my name, which was great. I think that was honestly one of the best things about it. I didn’t ask her to take my name, and then she’s like, ‘No, of course I’ll take your name.’ And I’m like, ‘That’s awesome. That’s really good. Thank you.’”
This move might seem traditional, but Cyrus tells Elle that her marriage is anything but.
“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married,” she says. “But my relationship is unique. 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 fucking apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still fucking good, and I know that. 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.”
She expanded on that last point further, saying, she prefers the term partners: “’Husband and wife’ sounds like a cigarette commercial from the ’50s to me.”
Whatever they choose to call each other, Cyrus and Hemsworth’s love is rock solid and real. In January, she wrote the sweetest tribute to Hemsworth for his birthday. “I love how you’ll sit and listen to me pluck out a new tune on the guitar for hours…. I love the way you mumble out loud when you read a new script or book,” she posted on Instagram. “I love how you learn and grow. I love writing songs about you on the piano. I love how you let ME be ME.”