From “Hannah Montana” to the pop sensation

Miley Cyrus is a force to be reckoned with. After becoming a household name on Hannah Montana in 2006, the Tennessee native has blossomed into an A-list movie star and a singer who keeps her fans constantly on their toes. The actress got her start on Disney Channel, but as her career continued to grow, she saw the impact of being a child star. “There’s so much I don’t remember being a child entertainer because I had so much to keep in mind,” she explained in the August 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s like everything when you’re in there. I didn’t realize how much pressure I was under and how that shaped me until about this year.” Cyrus drew criticism for embracing growing up. “People were so shocked by some of the things I did,” she recalled. “It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was outfitted with a full head of hair and makeup and a wig and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men.” Singer in Hannah Montana was known for morphing regularly, and Cyrus was no different during her time in the spotlight. “I’m not saying I’ve never been myself,” she remarked. “Who I was on the last record [Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz] was really who i am. It’s just that I’ve been a lot of different people because I change a lot. No matter what stage of life she’s in, Cyrus hopes her authenticity is evident. “I think I’m showing people that they can be themselves,” she said. “I also think something that’s been important to me in this next little transition phase of my career is that I don’t give a shit about being cool. I just want to be myself.” By the time she found who she is, the Last Song star had a string of high-profile relationships — none more so than with Liam Hemsworth. She started dating the actor in 2009 and they were engaged from 2012 to 2013. They rekindled their romance in 2016 and tied the knot in 2018. However, they announced their separation in 2019 and finalized their divorce in 2020. “What really sucked was not the fact that me and someone I loved realized we didn’t love each other the way we used to,” Cyrus said during a September 2020 appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast “. “That’s fine, I can accept that. I can’t accept the villains and all those stories.” From her on-and-off relationship with Hemsworth to her emotional albums and stunning music videos, revisit Cyrus’ journey to stardom!