Miley Cyrus knows a thing or two about moving on.
The ‘Midnight Sky’ singer, who reportedly recently split from boyfriend Cody Simpson, has had several high profile breakups, including a divorce from longtime partner Liam Hemsworth. But it’s clear that Miley has learned a lot from her relationships, as she recently discussed with Alexandra Cooper while appearing on her popular Call her daddy Podcast.
As E! New reports, Miley left very few stones unturned in her candid conversation, touching on a range of personal topics including the loss of her virginity and the development of her sexual identity. She also opened up about what it’s like to end a long-standing relationship (her romance with Liam spanned over a decade), comparing the end of their journey to the loss of their life.
“It’s like death when you lose a love so deep, like it feels like death,” Miley said. “Sometimes it even seems easier because it’s more… the person still walks the earth and chooses every day, because it’s a choice. Death is not a choice and it is a choice.
But despite the flood of emotions that accompany any breakup, let alone a breakup in the public eye, Miley stressed the importance of focusing on logic. And she has a pretty methodical recipe for healing after breaking up.
“Make a list of what you won and what you lost,” she suggested. “What they contributed to your life and what they took away. Rate each of these things from 1 to 10, then add them all up. If the person added more to your life, you know what is expected in your next relationship. And what they take away – you know what you’ll never take again.
Personal growth is something that has always been important to Miley, and it’s a theme that is reflected in her latest single, “Midnight Sky”. As the singer explained to SiriusXM Hits 1, the track is a way for her to reclaim the narrative about her public figure and retrace what she learned while overcoming various losses. “I kind of had to be human and experience and grow, but then I wanted to say it straight from my mouth and not from the idea of the audience’s perception,” Miley said. “My story throughout my career has often been told through public perception. I think I just want to regain that power.
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