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Miley Cyrus, 17, has a lot to deal with right now: on top of her fast-paced music career, her upcoming feature film and her imminent eighteenth birthday, she's coping with the separation of her parents, Leticia and Billy Ray Cyrus. That's a lot of stress for anyone, but especially for a teenage girl. So how well is she doing? That depends who you ask.
According to an anonymous insider at Ok! Magazine, Cyrus has been "feeling very stuck in the middle" as her parents go into divorce proceedings -- and is dealing with it by "partying and not sleeping a ton." We don't know how much the singer is actually partying, but we do know that she's getting flack for drinking a beer at a dance club in Spain on Friday night.
However, we're not so sure that everyone needs to get worked up about one beer. (She's approaching college freshman age, after all!) As far as we know, Cyrus hasn't shown signs of a drinking problem and appears to be keeping up with her many professional demands. The first photo from her next big film, LOL with Demi Moore, hit the internet on Saturday. Then on Sunday, Cyrus gave a "fierce" live performance of her single "Who Owns My Heart" at the European Music Awards.
The young star also seems to be making an effort to keep her family drama-free. At a rehearsal for the EMAs, Cyrus told MTV that she hoped to celebrate her birthday by taking a getaway with the whole Cyrus crew. (See video below.)
"I'm not going to go crazy; [just] have a fun party and then maybe take a vacation with my family ... because that would be really cool. I think we need time to all be together," Cyrus told MTV. "So that would be rad if we could all go to the beach or something."
We hope that Miley's parents continue to support her through their rift; it's so easy for teen stars to fall into the trap of too much partying. But we also hope that Cyrus is smart enough to take a break if she needs it -- a lesson recently learned the hard way by her fellow Disney protogee, Demi Lovato.
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