Her sexuality confused her for years. “My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality,” she told Variety. “I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box.”
Her first relationship was with a girl, but “I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl,” Cyrus explained. “My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade.”
To help understand her sexuality, she went to the LGBTQ center in Los Angeles. Cyrus didn’t mention when she attended for the first time, but she was inspired by someone in the audience.
“I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine,” she said. “And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life.”
GLAAD defines pansexual as being attracted to all people, regardless of gender. Bisexual, on the other hand, is someone who is attracted to more than one gender.
Cyrus doesn’t consider herself female. She is neutral. “Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel,” she said. “Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth famously split in September 2014, right around the same time her album “BANGERZ” debuted. They reconnected in December 2015, with their engagement reportedly back on. “Miley came back to LA after spending the holidays with Liam,” an insider told E! Online in January. “She had the time of her life being with him and his family."
Though the couple has not released a statement about the status of their relationship, they’ve been spotted in public together multiple time. The couple will reportedly wed in Australia.
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