Not many people can say they met the love of their life when they were a teenager, but that is exactly what happened with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus was just 16 and Hemsworth was 18 when they began filming opposite each on The Last Song. Ten years later, the couple finally tied the knot and are enjoying newlywed life. But Hemsworth recently opened up that the pair almost never met at all.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth married in a secret ceremony last year
Hemsworth and Cyrus married in a small ceremony on December 23, 2018. The pair kept things simple and didn’t really tell anyone outside of their immediate family about the affair. On a recent appearance on Live! With Kelly and Ryan, Hemsworth said, “we know how we feel about each other, but we just wanted to do something simple and organic and just with basically immediate family.” Both Hemsworth and Cyrus have previously discussed how they find the whole ordeal of a big wedding kind of embarrassing.
The Aussie actor also revealed that Cyrus took his last name. Though she will still go by Cyrus publically, her legal last name is now Hemsworth, a fact that Hemsworth was pretty excited about. It may look like the couple had a traditional wedding, but Cyrus told Vanity Fair that she was not looking for a traditional wedding. She says, “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.”
A recent tragedy was just the push the couple needed
Cyrus and Hemsworth have been together for almost ten years. They have been engaged more than once, and fans wondered if they were ever going to actually get married.
The 2018 Malibu fires completely destroyed the couple’s home. Cyrus said that that loss brought the couple closer together and made them realize that no one is promised tomorrow. She told Vanity Fair, “When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue. You’re the only two people in the world who can understand.”
Miley and Liam met on a movie set
In 2009, Cyrus was still known to the world as Hannah Montana and Hemsworth was best known as Chris Hemsworth’s little brother. But things were about to change for both of them.
Cyrus and Hemsworth were cast as the leads in the film The Last Song. The movie, based on a Nicholas Sparks book, follows Ronnie, a rebellious teenager who is sent to Georgia for the summer to reconnect with her estranged father. While she is there, she meets and eventually falls for the cute boy in town Will.
Ronnie and Will were not the only ones to fall in love during the movie. Offscreen, the stars were falling in love too. The two made their first public appearance together the following March at the Oscars red carpet. They had an on-again-off-again relationship in the years that followed the film.
Miley and Liam almost never met
It’s hard to imagine Miley Cyrus settling down with anyone but Liam Hemsworth, but the couple’s pairing almost never happened. Hemsworth told Willie Geist on Today Sunday Sit down that the couple’s fated meeting almost never happened.
Fate must have been on the couple’s side because quite a few things lined up just right to bring them together. Hemsworth said that he was almost done with acting before he was cast in The Last Song. He had just lost out in the starring role in Thor to his older brother Chris and his role in The Expendables was cut at the last minute. On top of that, the part in The Last Song was initially given to someone else.
Thankfully, things fell through with The Last Song’s initial star and Hemsworth was asked to come in and read opposite Cyrus. The rest, we know, is Hollywood history.