Miley Cyrus recently revealed she has made the decision to go sober. But the path to sobriety is a rough one – and she has also revealed how the pandemic was very difficult to cope with.
Here’s what we know so far…
Considering she’s just twenty-seven-years-old, it’s pretty remarkable everything the star has done.
And she made a shocking confession about her sobriety.
The then thirteen-year-old starred alongside her country singer dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, in the hit show Hannah Montana, which debuted in 2006.
The star played a grade-school student who lives a double life as an international pop star.
Until much to fan’s disappointment, filming stopped in late 2010.
Just a year before the hit Disney show came to an end, the show took to the box office, seeing Cyrus star alongside her Hannah Montana cast in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Following her Disney stardom, the star featured in a Vanity Fair photo-shoot which some accused of being “provocative” – the first sign that the star was becoming restless in her Hannah Montana role.
At the time, she issued an apology for the controversial shoot.
In 2018, a decade on from the photo-shoot, the singer took to Twitter to say that she’s no longer sorry about the shoot.
The singer released 2 albums while starring in Hannah Montana – producing several singles, including the popular 2009 hits “Party in the U.S.A.,” and “The Climb”.
In the same year that we waved goodbye to Hannah Montana, the star began her on-off relationship with Liam Hemsworth.
The 2 first met on the set of Nicholas Sparks’s film, The Last Song, in 2009, where they starred opposite each other as love interests.
Of course, we all know how that ended…
They may have been one of Hollywood’s most high profile couples, but just 8 months after tying the knot, the pair called it quits.
Miley also dated old flame Cody Simpson – but it seems that didn’t work out either.
We well and truly kissed goodbye to Hannah Montana when the star debuted her bleach blonde pixie cut in 2012, marking a huge change of direction for the singer.
It was definitely clear that Miley’s Disney days were behind her when she released this music video…
The star’s single, “We Can’t Stop,” from her fourth album Bangerz, showed us a different side to the then twenty-one-year-old.
Around this time, the star attracted headlines for her rebellious antics, too.
And many dubbed her as just another Disney star who had gone off the rails.
And she revealed the personal reasons as to why.
And during the interview, she revealed that she had been sober for 6 months.
“My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you’re wanted and valuable.”
“My dad’s parents divorced when he was 3, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges.”
“So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly. I think therapy is great.”
Miley did admit that it could be challenging to be sober as a young person…
But the advantages completely outweighed any kind of peer pressure.
“It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘you’re no fun.’ It’s like, ‘honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun.'”
“The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”
A photo from before the lockdown also gave the star a nudge into sobriety.
The star more recently spoke to Australian radio show, Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa, about the snap-in question.
“I went and performed at the Morrison hotel anniversary with The Doors,” the former Disney star explained.
“I ended up going out that night, and I went to take a picture because there was so many icons, Billy Idol, all these legends.”
“I go to take a picture, and it was on selfie-style. With all this partying, I looked horrible, sweaty and flat, mascara dripping down my face and I thought well it’s time to go home!”
Miley ditched her hard-partying lifestyle.
The star admitted she drew inspiration for her new track “Midnight Sky” after the wild night out, writing the lyrics: “it’s been a long night and the mirror’s tellin’ me to go home.”
In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s New Music Daily, the star admitted to falling off the wagon during the lockdown.
“I felt really a lot of … and I would never sit here and go, ‘I’ve been f****** sober.'”
“I feel like I really accepted that time.”
“So don’t be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, ‘What happened?’ To me, it was a f*** up because I’m not a moderation person, and I don’t think that everyone has to be f****** sober. I think everyone has to do what is best for them. I don’t have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level.”
For more from the star, scroll on for the dress that got her into a lot of trouble.