A topic she boldly talked about was her identification as a queer woman and how that plays into her relationship with husband Liam Hemsworth. They were married in Miley’s home state of Tennessee on December 23, 2018.
“The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned—I actually think it’s kind of New Age,” she said. “We’re redefining, to be f***ing frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship.”
“A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person,” Miley continued. “What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation—I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”
Miley also wrote about being a “proud member” of the LGBTQ community in her Vanity Fair interview and dove further into her thoughts on sexuality and gender identity.
“I’ve been inspired by redefining again what a relationship in this generation looks like. Sexuality and gender identity are completely separate from partnership. I wore a dress on my wedding day because I felt like it, I straightened my hair because I felt like it, but that doesn’t make me become some instantly “polite hetero lady.” (PS: Straight women are badass, too.)
Miley has publicly spoken out about her sexuality in the past, saying she’s pansexual and gender-fluid. She also dated model Stella Maxwell during her on-again, off-again years with Liam.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer will appear as a guest judge on the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 on Thursday, February 28 on VH1.