Miley Cyrus is a very influential pop star. She is someone who can also be very easily influenced. I mean, all you have to do is look at her before and after pictures with her current beau, Liam Hemsworth. It’s pretty obvious that she’s made a lot of changes in her style and even in the way she conducts herself both personally and professionally to accommodate her boyfriend (or fiancé and even husband, depending on who you want to believe). Simply put, she’s managed to stop twerking, sticking her tongue out for no reason and acting like a fool in public to appease Liam. In other words, she’s upgraded all thanks to this guy.
Now, before we get into this, let’s make one thing very clear: Miley Cyrus is a very beautiful young woman. There’s no denying that she’s got a gorgeous face. She’s also got plenty of talent, otherwise she wouldn’t be where she is today. She clearly works hard and has some strong values. But, Miley Cyrus also has bad taste and she tends to make more bad decisions than good ones. She tries to be her best self, but sometimes she takes self-exploration a bit too far. That’s why so many people love seeing her with Liam Hemsworth, because he helps to keep her on a straight line. Otherwise, we’d still be seeing the messy Miley we saw back in 2013. With that being said, here are 15 photos that prove Miley Cyrus has upgraded.
15 Liam Hemsworth’s Influence On Her Life
For years, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have had an on-again, off-again relationship. They even called off their engagement in 2013 before getting back together again in 2015. Simply put, these two love birds were meant to be together. And there’s no doubting that Miley is head over heels in love for Liam. She would do just about anything for him, including getting rid of her trashy wardrobe and cleaning up her act at the same time.
One of the reasons why Miley watches what she says and dresses a little more conservatively with Liam is because she wants his family to accept him. Of course, we don’t know that for sure, but what we do know is that the Hemsworth family in Australia is very, very tight. They might not approve of her twerking ways.
14 She Hasn't Made A Fool Of Herself
Miley Cyrus is no longer making a fool out of herself at awards shows. In fact, we haven’t seen her dance or act provactively ever since she got back with Liam in 2013. I’m sure everyone remembers how Miley got very up close and personal with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Music Awards. She was basically all up in his business. Thankfully, we are no longer seeing that kind of behavior.
Of course, we don’t know what was going on in Miley’s head that night, but that dancing wasn’t pretty. In fact, it turned most guys off then on. Surely, Liam doesn't want to be with a girl that acts that way in public. He wants to be a respected actor in the entertainment industry. Considering how high his goals are, he also needs a fiancée or future wife that can act a certain way, too.
13 She Has Cleaned Up Her Act
Gone are the chipmunk-looking hairstyles, the tiny shorts, the sparkly bodysuits and who knows what the heck else she has been wearing these last several years. Miley Cyrus’ awful outfits are the rest why there are so many "10 Ten Worst Dressed" lists on the internet (and unfortunately, she makes every ranking in most lists). When she’s single, the girl just can’t dress herself for some reason that we can’t explain.
Yet, we’ve noticed something of a style revolution ever since she got back with Liam Hemsworth the second time around. Gone is the sass, but there definitely is more class. And she’s no longer making everyone’s worst dressed lists, too. Here’s hoping she sticks with her current stylist (and gives her a much-deserved raise very soon too!).
12 She’s Hanging Out With Elsa Pataky More
Ever since Liam and Miley got back together two years ago, a lot of people have noticed that Miley has been hanging out with Chris Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky. Of course, this all makes sense. The two women might be future sister-in-laws one day. And even though they come from totally different worlds (and act nothing like each other), thankfully it seems like Miley and Elsa get along very well. They like to hang out like good girlfriends, even when Liam and Chris aren’t around.
Plus, there’s also a strong possibility that Elsa might be a good influence on Miley, too. After all, she’s all about clean living, eating right and staying in shape. She might even be encouraging Miley to hit the gym with her for all we know.
11 Is She Sacrificing Her Career For Liam?
A lot of people can’t help but wonder if Miley is sacrificing her career for Liam. I mean, her career used to be all about her “shock value” and how revealing she can get in her music videos (remember "Wrecking Ball?" If you don’t, you’re not the only one. We’ve all tried to erase it from our minds).
Plus, Miley doesn’t seem as interested in promoting her music and her projects the same way she used to before she got with Liam again. Instead, she’s spending most of her time with him rather than on her career. Something tells us that Liam might be the reason why she’s not spending as much time in the studio as she used to. Then again, we could be wrong. Miley might just be needing a good, long break from it all.
10 Is Miley A Downgrade For Liam, Though?
And while everyone seems to focus on how much Liam Hemsworth has helped Miley Cyrus upgrade, what about him? Is Miley Cyrus an upgrade for him? Not really. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. A lot of critics are still scratching their heads at this very unlikely couple.
I mean, from the surface, it looks like these two have absolutely nothing in common. As a lot of people can remember, Liam was spotted making out with super hot actress Eiza Gonzalez only one day after he broke up with Miley. And if you put both women side by side, you can see that they look nothing alike. In fact, we’ll even go as far as saying that Eiza had the upper hand in the looks department. Sorry if the truth hurts, Miley.
9 Future In Australia?
Back in 2017, many reports indicated that Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth was adamant about moving his family to Australia because he didn’t want to raise them in the toxic environment that Los Angeles is known for. His wife Elsa Pataky allegedly protested the move, but eventually agreed. Now they are living a normal, quiet life near Chris’ hometown Down Under. And from what we can tell, they look generally happy.
Could the same be said about Miley and Liam if they decided to move to Australia too? A lot of fans believe that it might do Miley a lot of good by leaving Hollywood. Plus, Miley has said several times in the past that she doesn’t want to live in the celebrity spotlight for the rest of her life. We could see the two of them living a quiet life under the radar somewhere in Australia.
8 The Engagement Ring
As a lot of people know, Miley isn’t a shy girl. And she certainly wasn’t shy about showing off the gigantic rock that Liam got her once they got back together again in 2015. As a matter of fact, Liam made quite an effort to tell Miley just how much he loves her by giving her a 3.5-carat engagement ring that was designed by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane. And trust us when we say that thing is a stunner!
At first Miley didn’t even like the ring (say what, now?) by claiming that it wasn’t her aesthetic. Sure, Miley. She also refuses to confirm or deny if it is in fact an engagement ring or Liam’s way of saying that he promises to always be with her. Either way, Miley refuses to take the rock off her finger. We can smell your lies from here, woman.
7 Miley Is More Careful About Her Personal Life Now
Miley Cyrus almost never, ever talks about her personal life. And that might be because Liam doesn’t want her yapping about what they do behind closed doors. Plus, he hates being gossip fodder. He doesn’t want their relationship to constantly be in the headlines and all of the tabloid magazines and blogs.
Also, Miley is well aware of all the negativity that comes with being a celebrity in the spotlight. She once put it this way: “There's so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love. People try to say to me, 'I just heard someone say this or that about you,' and I just ignore it because it's irrelevant. Love is what makes the world go around, and that's all we need to focus on.”
6 Does Miley Lack Self-Confidence?
Miley Cyrus might look like she’s one of the most self-confident women in the entertainment truth. But is this the truth? Some people say that it’s nothing but an act, and according to Miley, that might be somewhat true. She loves to pretend that she’s always in control of her life and her image, but that’s not always the case.
Miley once said, “It does get frustrating having the cameras on you all the time, because if you make mistakes, then the whole world knows about it. Like, it's not just your family and friends, it's everyone. Sometimes I'll watch myself on TV and ask myself, what am I doing, I am the biggest geek. My friends will call me and say, "OMG. Have you seen that commercial of you, you look like such a nerd."
5 Miley And Liam’s Family Plans
At this point, a lot of people believe that Miley and Liam are in it for the long haul. Liam Hemsworth is probably the best thing to ever happen to Miley Cyrus, and there’s no way that she’s going to let him go. Plus, she’s never had a guy like him before. That’s why there’s speculation that they might start a family together sooner rather than later.
Miley often drops hints that she would one day like to become a mother, too. She said not too long ago, “I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.”
4 Is Liam Controlling The Relationship?
A lot of people think that Liam Hemsworth is in control of his relationship with Miley Cyrus. That’s because she’s the one who has been making a lot of changes and personal sacrifices, and not him. She’s the one that is apparently saying, “Hey, I want you and I’m willing to jump through hoops of fire to be with you.” And while she hasn’t really said that on record, her body language has been doing a lot of the talking for her. All you need to do is check out all of the paparazzi photos where Miley basically has a death grip on her man.
With that being said though, there’s a good chance that Miley is making plenty of decisions in their relationship, too. After all, she’s not the kind of girl to be with a guy that will treat her like dirt. Miley knows her own value.
3 Are They Secretly Married?
Are they or aren’t they married? That’s what a lot of people have been asking for the last year now. Miley and Liam recently stepped out with his parents for lunch in Australia, fueling even more rumors that they are married.
Yet, Miley says that she doesn’t envision herself being married anytime soon. She said in an interview, “I’m 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]. Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned. I’m just riding this out. In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.”
2 But Did Billy Ray Let The Cat Out Of The Bag?
Even Miley’s own family members have been sending mixed signals and messages regarding her relationship status with Liam. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who is very close to Miley, tweeted out a photo of Miley in a white bridal dress. A lot of people jumped to the conclusion that Miley and Liam might have gotten secretly married, otherwise why would he tweet out such an image? And apparently, it was a wedding that no one was invited to, including Billy Ray Cyrus himself.
To make matters even more confusing, Billy Ray didn’t deny or confirm the rumors. Instead, he just posted a caption the said, “I’m so happy… you are happy.” Happy about what?! Come on, now! Someone tell us the truth already! If you are married, just say it.
1 What Happens If They Break Up?
Right now, no one knows what the future holds or if Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth will still be with one another this time next year. If there’s one thing that we do know, there’s a slim chance that they will tell their fans the truth, whatever ends up happening. They might end up hiding their breakup as much as they’ve been hiding their relationship status.
But if Miley and Liam do pull the plug on their romance, there’s a good chance that we might see the old Miley Cyrus back again. And that’s a Miley that some of us simply don’t want to see. Trust us. We like this new and improved, upgraded Miley. Here’s hoping that she stays just the way she is now, even if she doesn’t stay with him.