While she never refers to Hemsworth by name, Cyrus did candidly speak about their breakup, those Kaitlynn Carter pics, and how she struggled to let go of their relationship. The confessional almost seems like a sequel to her other recent podcast appearance where she revealed Hemsworth was the first person she had sex with.
"I recently just went through a very public divorce that fucking sucked," she shared. "What really sucked about it wasn't the fact that me and someone that I loved realized that we don't love each other the way that we used to anymore. That’s okay. I can accept that. I can't accept the villainizing and all those stories that like—it's just amazing to me that the public kind of thinks that there's no gap of time that they didn't see that could possibly be what led to this. Like it’s not 'one day you were happy on the carpet and the next day you were making out with your friend [Kaitlynn Carter] in Italy! What the fuck?' Well, there was a lot of time between that that you didn't see—it didn’t go. I didn't, you know. No, [you can’t rely on someone else’s narrative]."
Cyrus, who's been sober for six months, also talked about how the end of their relationship was kinda similar to losing the "high" of being in love.
"Actually I called the love of mine who I was with when we got divorced, it was almost like a pacifier," she told Rogan. "It was that thing I just needed not because we were in love anymore but because the comfort and because my brain said, 'oh, this feels better. This is comforting.' But actually, knowing that I was giving in to an addiction made me feel way worse. I had the hangover. Next day, okay, we sleep together, next day, I’m totally hungover. It felt like a relapse every time I’d go back."
Thankfully, she seems to be a pretty great headspace despite her recent split from Cody Simpson. "When it’s over, it’s over. What’s painful isn’t the relationship, it’s that when it’s done, you holding on for that extra however long you try to make it work."
Cyrus explained that this is the first time in five years that she has really been single, calling it a "pivotal moment."