Miley Cyrus "Is the Happiest She's Been in a Long Time" Following Difficult Divorce From Liam Hemsworth

I am genuinely thrilled for her.

Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus attend MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Miley Cyrus is thriving, people.

The singer is basking in the success of her new album, Endless Summer Vacation, and is finally in a good place following her difficult on-and-off relationship and subsequent divorce from Liam Hemsworth, which was finalized in 2020.

"She's the healthiest and happiest she's been in a long time," a source close to Cyrus told People. "Everyone was blaming her for the divorce and calling her this wild child, but that wasn't fair. Their relationship and marriage was toxic, and she was heartbroken."

The source added that she's now in a place where she can "tell her side of the story" after having "had time to process and heal."

Many songs on the album are clearly aimed at her famous ex, including the hit single "Flowers," whose chorus goes, "I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don't understand / I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can"

People's source said, "She's not trying to bash Liam, but she feels like she has every right to own the narrative after everyone was picking her apart after the breakup."

It sounds like Cyrus has found love again, with drummer Maxx Morando, whom she started dating in 2021.

"He has no interest in being a huge celebrity; he's very low-key. Miley loves these qualities," a second source told People. "Miley can be herself. They are supportive of each other's careers. Miley is enjoying life and things are great."

Between that and how well her music is landing with fans right now, girlie is living.

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.