Well, shut my mouth, y'all! Miley Cyrus is -- (wait for it) engaged to her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth. Yes, you heard me right. Liam finally put a ring on it after three years together, proving once and for all that Miley actually can be tamed. And he definitely didn't go cheap when it came to her new rock. The Neil Lane engagement ring he gave her weighs in at a whopping 3.5 carats. (Not too shabby.)
Liam popped the question on May 31, and after keeping their marriage plans secret for a few days, Miley finally made the big announcement via Twitter by posting the following message: "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."
And while I really want to sit here and roll my eyes and make some sort of snarky comment about what a joke their engagement is -- I just can't bring myself to do it. Because (dare I say it?) I think these two are actually the real deal -- and have what it takes to make a marriage work even though they're both very young.
First of all, Miley and Liam have already been together for three years, which is actually longer than most marriages in Hollywood last. And even though Miley is only 19 and Liam is just 22, they seem to have grown up a lot faster than most people their age. While other "kids" in their late teens and early 20s are trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives, Miley & Liam both have successful careers and are sure of who they are and where they're headed.
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And in addition to being secure in their own lives, Miley & Liam have been able to resist the pressures and temptations in Hollywood to be unfaithful to each other with other young, gorgeous celebrities. If they've been able to stay committed to each other during a time in their lives when dating around and trying other people on for size is incredibly appealing, odds are good that they plan on being together for the long haul.
Congrats to both of them -- they really do seem happy and in love!
Take a look at the video clip below to hear more about Miley & Liam's engagement.
Do you think Miley & Liam's marriage will last?
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