Miley Cyrus says she's 'still sexually attracted to women' in 'complex' marriage

Miley Cyrus discussed her sexuality and her “complex” and “unique” marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth in a candid interview for Elle magazine’s August issue. 

The singer, who came out as pansexual in 2015, married Hemsworth in a private ceremony in Tennessee last December but knows people still have questions about her marital status. 

“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” the 26-year-old says. “And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it.”

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“At this time of my life, I feel the most powerful I’ve ever felt,” @mileycyrus told ELLE for our August issue. “I like the way being sexual makes me feel, but I’m never performing for men. They shouldn’t compliment themselves to think that the decisions I’m making in my career would have anything to do with them getting pleasure.” Link in bio for the full cover story.⁣ ⁣ ELLE August 2019:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Creative director: #StephenGan⁣ Cover star: @mileycyrus⁣ Photographer: @mario_sorrenti⁣ Stylist: @georgecortina⁣ Wearing: @celine⁣ Hair: @bobrecine⁣ Makeup: @jameskaliardos⁣ Nails: @lisajachno⁣ Written by: @molly_lambert⁣ Produced by: Kyd Drake at North Six⁣
@mileycyrus on her partner, Liam Hemsworth: “My relationship is unique. And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a fucking apron cooking dinner?” Link in bio for the full cover story.⁣ ⁣ ELLE August 2019:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Creative director: #StephenGan⁣ Cover star: @mileycyrus⁣ Photographer: @mario_sorrenti⁣ Stylist: @georgecortina⁣ Wearing: @burberry, @wolford, @messikajewelry, @tiffanyandco, ⁣ Hair: @bobrecine⁣ Makeup: @jameskaliardos⁣ Nails: @lisajachno⁣ Written by: @molly_lambert⁣ Produced by: Kyd Drake at North Six
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Cyrus said that despite being “in a hetero relationship,” she is still “very sexually attracted to women.” After all, being pansexual means you’re attracted to a person regardless of their sex or gender identity.

“This is the person I feel has my back the most,” she said of Hemsworth. “I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”

While Cyrus has trouble being labeled a “wife” ― she prefers the term “partner” ― she also spoke about the trouble she had playing “Hannah Montana” on the Disney Channel as she got older. 

“I did once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous,” the “Black Mirror” actress said. “The minute I had sex, I was kind of like, I can’t put the fucking wig on again. It got weird.” 

Though Cyrus worked hard to shed her Disney image (think “I Can’t Be Tamed” and twerking with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Awards), she says she’s no longer “ashamed” of her past. 

“It’s pretty cool when you hear Cardi B was listening to Hannah Montana when she was in high school. That shit makes me happy,” she said. 

Cyrus recently revived Hannah Montana this past March when she posted a photo of her new (old) haircut that looked exactly like her alter ego’s, declaring that “Hannah is punk now.”

Safe to say the “new Miley” is the best of both worlds.  

Head to Elle to read the rest of Cyrus’ interview. 

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 07: *EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, PREMIUM RATES APPLY* Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus attend the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party at Pacific Design Center on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 25: Actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'The Last Song' at ArcLight Cinemas on March 25, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 15: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth sighting on April 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gustavo Munoz/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth arrive at LAX airport on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American singer and actress, Miley Cyrus, with her Australian actor boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, shopping on Oxford Street, Paddington in Sydney, ahead of her Australian concert tour. (Photo by Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actor Liam Hemsworth and actress/singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the 2011 CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer/actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth arrive at the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Miley Cyrus (L) and Liam Hemsworth arrive at the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Liam Hemsworth and Actress Miley Cyrus attends People's Choice Awards 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and actor Liam Hemsworth attend the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Liam Hemsworth and actress/singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/VF12/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Liam Hemsworth and singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus attends 'The Hunger Games' Los Angeles Premiere on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 24: Actress/singer Miley Cyrus (L) and actor Liam Hemsworth in the audience during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CFN)
Actor Liam Hemsworth kisses actress Miley Cyrus at their table at the Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Fight Night supports the fight against Parkinson's disease and this year also celebrates Ali's 70th birthday. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 27: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actor Liam Hemsworth and singer Miley Cyrus pose during Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner at InterContinental Hotel on June 27, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for AIF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are seen on Melrose Blvd. on July 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth attend the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Paranoia' at the DGA Theater on August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BYRON BAY, NSW - APRIL 29: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus seen on April 29, 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Matrix/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth seen out in Manhattan on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus leave Catch on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Actor Liam Hemsworth, from left, singer Miley Cyrus, former professional tennis player John McEnroe, and singer-songwriter Patty Smyth sit at a table during the Robin Hood Foundation's 'Love and Leadership' benefit in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 15, 2017. For 29 years,�Robin�Hood�has worked to get help to New York City's poor by burrowing deep into the pockets of its most affluent. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Liam Hemsworth (L) and Miley Cyrus at The World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus attend the premiere of Disney And Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Miley Cyrus (L) and Liam Hemsworth attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 26: Honoree Liam Hemsworth (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 2019 G'Day USA Gala at 3LABS on January 26, 2019 in Culver City, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'Day USA )
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 26: Honoree Liam Hemsworth (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 2019 G'Day USA Gala at 3LABS on January 26, 2019 in Culver City, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'Day USA )
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