Miley Cyrus: 'I'm Finally OK With Being Alone'

by Antoinette Bueno 11:28 AM PDT, May 08, 2015
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Miley Cyrus is feeling more confident than ever.

After reports that she and Patrick Schwarzenegger called it quits last month, the 22-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer says she is finally OK with not being in a relationship.

"It has a lot to do with being a feminist, but I’m finally OK with being alone," she tells Time in a new interview. "I think that's something we have to talk about more: that you can be alone."

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Miley's famous exes include Nick Jonas and Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, whom she was engaged to before splitting in September 2013.

"There are times in my life where I've had boyfriends or girlfriends. And there are times where I just love being with myself and don't want to give part of myself away to someone else … I think that's a new freedom for women, especially," she explains. "I don't know that my mother would have been able to be 22 and secure in being alone. But my future doesn't rely on having a partner."

Miley's been making headlines for her recent revelation that not all of her past relationships have been "straight, heterosexual" partnerships, and the former Disney star once again stresses that she doesn't want to label herself. She also brings up her infamous 2009 Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebovitz, which caused outrage at the time due to some criticizing the photos for being too sexual for the then 15-year-old Miley.

Photo: Vanity Fair

"There's all this pressure to define yourself sexually, but why? Our world revolves around sex," she says. "Like, when I did this photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz when I was 14 or 15, everyone jumped to make it this sexual thing. But I never thought of it as sexual. Annie never thought of taking a sexual photo of a teenager. But everyone made it something it wasn't."

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On Wednesday, Miley participated in a Facebook Q&A, when she had this to say when asked what her sexuality is.

"I never want to label myself!" she said. "I am ready to love anyone that loves me for who I am! I am open!"

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