The path to true love rarely runs smooth, particularly with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, but the couple is reportedly more committed than ever.
The Timing Is Right
The couple, who reunited after a few years apart, are reportedly stronger than before. They may even be getting ready to tie the knot and make things official, according to a source close to the two love-birds.
"They have been in love for almost nine years but the timing has never been right until now. Their massive careers, their ages and their families' input has kept them from getting married," the source revealed.
The input from both the Cyrus and Hemsworth clans may have been an important factor as to why the two were apart for so long. It may also explain why they haven't managed to make it down the aisle as of yet.
"While Miley's parents have always adored Liam, Liam's parents were not sold on Miley and her outrageous behavior. Miley has been very open about her drug and alcohol use, and that didn't bode well with his family's far more conservative lifestyle," the source said.
However, the 25-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer seems to have settled down considerably since reuniting with her Hunger Games beau. Her most recent album, Younger Now, showcased a more mature sound Cyrus, who seems to be returning to her country roots. Just recently, Cyrus confirmed she quit smoking weed.
Cyrus's decision to move away from her more raunchy Bangerz days appears to have curried favor with Hemsworth's family, who reportedly expressed 100 percent support for the couple. It may even mean that Cyrus is finally ready to put her party girl lifestyle behind her and settle down for good.
"Miley had to get through a phase of discovering herself before she was able to commit. And now that she has turned her life around and stopped partying, she is clear minded and knows what she wants," the source advised.
Cyrus even managed to win over her soon-to-be mother-in-law. Apparently, it was Elsa Pataky, wife to Chris Hemsworth, and brother to Liam, who helped win her over.
The two women have been close for years, and Pataky worked at getting the Hemsworth matriarch to like Cyrus by pointing out the positive changes in her life and behavior in recent months. They can now see how the two could build a future together when they couldn't before. The good feeling extends to the Cyrus side too, as Miley's parents are hugely proud of their daughter for turning things around.
Cyrus's party days may not be entirely behind her, however, as she and Hemsworth took to social media Saturday to share their wild St. Patrick's Day getups. She also shared a video of her licking some themed gold chocolate coins.
"Taste the rainbow b*****s!" she wrote alongside it.
Learning From Past Mistakes
The young couple has been sparking marriage rumors for a while, as they were each spotted rocking bands on their ring fingers. The jewelry is reportedly a sign of their commitment to each other, however, it is not a confirmation of any kind of official status for the pair.
Although Cyrus reportedly has lots of wedding plans, the two won't be tying the knot anytime soon due to their schedules. The singer reportedly wants a simple ceremony but would love to honor her country roots with some kind of ranch-style wedding.
In direct opposition to their tell-all last time, Cyrus and Hemsworth will be keeping a tight lid on the event once it is arranged. Friends and family won't find out the details until the last minute, if reports are to be believed.
The two were under so much pressured when they announced their engagement back in 2012. So, they're keeping things hush-hush for the moment to make things less stressful for them.
Cyrus and Hemsworth broke up and called off their engagement just a year after making the official announcement. They reconciled in 2016 and, shortly after, confirmed that they were engaged again.