Miley Cyrus reportedly does not know where Liam Hemsworth’s engagement ring is. The We Can’t Stop singer split from former partner Hemsworth, following a year-long engagement. The pair originally met in 2009 on the set of The Last Song – a teen romantic drama movie, based upon the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. During their on-off relationship, the pair eventually became engaged in May 2012; at which point, Cyrus claimed that she was prepared to begin her “life of happiness” with Hemsworth. However, during late 2013 the pair officially parted ways.
Cyrus retained the engagement ring, which is estimated to be worth a whopping $100,000. The 3.5-carat diamond Neil Lane ring was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890. After the two split, Cyrus had not returned the ring to the high-profile jeweler, seemingly, opting to retain it as a memento.
When Cyrus was recently asked about the whereabouts of the engagement ring, she was reported to have responded, “Don’t know. I think it’s in the shower.” The Nashville-born star spoke in greater depth about her breakup with Hemsworth, which appears to be more amicable than one might think. Cyrus claims the lines of communication remain open with her ex-boyfriend:
“We still talk and communicate. I was with him since I was 16, and nothing’s ever going to make that go away. I’ve known this guy all that time and if it doesn’t work out I can still smile and love him, and he can love me and that’s great, that’s the way to be.”
A source close to Hemsworth was alleged to have stated that Hemsworth wanted 21-year-old Cyrus to keep the ring, and would not consider requesting its return. The source also claimed that Hemsworth, at the time of the engagement, truly believed that their relationship was destined to endure; it is said the Hunger Games star now appreciates they were both too young to have made the relationship work successfully.
During an interview with Barbara Walters, on Dec. 18, 2013, Cyrus offered her opinion over the pair’s turbulent affair. Cyrus indicated that things were moving too fast and suggested she clung to the relationship because she was afraid of being alone. Nonetheless, she confessed she loved the Australian actor and did not regret the engagement.
Recently, Cyrus also expressed her desire to see the public focus on her vocal talents, as opposed to her twerking abilities. After her racy performance with Madonna, during her MTV Unplugged concert, the Wrecking Ball singer explained that she was not attempting to mimic Madonna, but believed they were “… standing for a similar freedom.” Cyrus also talked about prioritizing her singing over her dance routines, with special videos having been crafted – by Ren and Stimpy inceptor John Kricfalusi and artist Ben Jones – to provide visual entertainment for fans at future concerts.
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke has, allegedly, evaluated their controversial performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, in August. Cyrus’ raunchy moves and bold attire sparked public outcry, as she twerked against 36-year-old Thicke and danced around stage, sporting flesh-colored underwear and a giant, foam finger. According to the Daily Mail, a source close to Thicke claims the Blurred Lines singer believes Miley “hijacked” the performance and was jealous that her career took off.
Ultimately, reports of tension existing between Cyrus and Thicke remain highly conflicting. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Thicke contends that he was well aware, prior to the performance, of what Cyrus had planned and maintains it helped put him on the map.
By James Fenner