Some people might view breaking up and getting back together as a sign that a relationship’s on shaky grounds.
But Miley Cyrus saw her and Liam Hemsworth’s time apart as an opportunity to grow.
On Friday, May 12, she said on that their breakup only made them stronger—because it helped them learn about themselves before finding their way back to each other.
And when it comes to love and loss, she said she would advise her younger self to understand there is a reason behind even the saddest of life moments, including her 2013 break up.
“People that break up and get back together, I think that’s awesome because you know it’s true, but also you get time to be yourself. You get time to grow up.”
The couple resumed their engagement in 2016, and says their relationship is now more “grounded”.
“I think if you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being. I’m really solid and he gets to be really solid. Together we get to be two really grounded people. It’s not a half and a half making a whole.”