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Miley Cyrus has done plenty of talking these past few weeks—mostly answering media questions about her twerk-happy performance at the Video Music Awards. For the most part, though, she's dodged questions about her recent breakup with fiance Liam Hemsworth (and he didn't figure at all into her MTV documentary Miley Cyrus: The Movement). When it comes to her feelings about love and relationships, she seems to prefer to let her music do the talking.
But during her recent visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show (airing on Friday), Cyrus was surprisingly forthcoming about the romantic turmoil she's experienced in recent weeks.
When DeGeneres candidly asked whether she and Hemswor (who has recently been linked to Mexican singer-actress Eiza Gonzalez) are in touch, Cyrus responded: "I'm just letting that chapter kind of close, and just looking forward to that new one," she said. "I keep saying I'm the happiest I've ever been and that's not even a dig, that's just me because I really am genuinely happy finally with myself. I think sometimes it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are. I've never been able to just be alone -- and I'm obsessed with being alone and hearing my thoughts."
Cyrus's relationship with Hemsworth, her boyfriend since 2009, is an underlying theme throughout her album, Bangerz. "I think it says that with starting with ‘Adore You' and ending with ‘Someone Else,'" she said. "I feel like you can really find like this arch of, like, growth."
She also admits that the personal nature of many of the songs wasn't necessarily a conscious choice. "Now that it's done and I have like my physical copy and I put it in my car…I'm like, ‘This is really like telling a story,'" she said. "I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going then I actually thought I did at the time."
Cyrus is certainly a study in contradictions. Her level-headed responses to DeGeneres' questions are a contrast to the wild child image she's cultivated in the tabloid press. And she doesn't seem particularly troubled by the dichotomy, either. At the release party for Bangerz on Tuesday, the lingerie-clad singer kissed and groped several guests, including some female pals and her rumored boyfriend, producer Mike Will Made It. Remember: It's her party, and she can do what she wants to. And, hey, why not tweet photos to her fans while she's at it?
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an iVillage contributing writer. Follow her on Google+