Miley Cyrus took to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk at length about her split with ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth for the first time.
"It's not awkward since I'm living it," Miley said about the breakup. "I think people spend more time actually thinking about it then I really do. I just believe when a chapter is done you have to close it and start that new one. That's kind of where I am right now. I feel like I have so much to be thankful for at this time that my energy hasn't really been focused on that."
But she also admitted the profound impact her failed relationship had on her new album Bangerz.
"The whole album is a story about that," she explained. "I think it says that, starting with Adore You, and ending with Someone Else, I felt like you can really have this arc of growth ... this really is telling a story."
"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 it sometimes takes you separating yourself from someone else, to really be happy with who you are. I've never been able just to be alone and I'm obsessed with being alone, and just hearing my thoughts because I'm learning so much."
Watch the clip to hear a more mature-sounding Miley talk about her much-publicized split.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show featuring Miley Cyrus airs today, October 11.