Celebrity stars shine so bright and we look up to them. Yet often we are puzzled when they fall, so Shrink Wrap is here to shed light on it all. Is there any love so pure and optimistic as the first? Believe it or not, 19-year old Miley Cyrus is engaged to her Australian beau Liam Hemsworth, 22. The couple have been together for three years, making Miley a mere 16 when they met.
Media coverage of the pair is dripping with doubts over the everlasting nature of their romance. But Miley is no naïve little girl. She’s faced scrutiny before for her brazen and mature moves, moves that pushed the boundaries of ‘age appropriate’ (or just plain appropriate). Consider her 2008 photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz. The Vanity Fair spread caused weeks of media uproar for printing images of Miley, then 15, gazing subtlety over her shoulder draped in nothing but a satin sheet. Just last week, tabloids were gawking over photos of Miley in her notorious short shorts.
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But through it all, Miley has maintained the scrubbed up rep, stemming from her Disney days. Though bold and provocative, she’s managed to avoid the club scene scandals that plague other tweens-turned-starlets. She’s close with her family and boasts 6 million (yes, million) Twitter followers. Miley’s been ranked several times among Forbes top Celebrity 100. She must be doing something right.
Even if youthful naïveté and the pressures of public scrutiny were removed from the equation, there is still a lot the couple has to deal with. But at the end of the day, Miley and Liam are two adults managing mega careers as well as an intimate relationship—no small feat. Most importantly, they are happy and ready to tackle whatever it takes to launch their new marriage. So here’s to lending them support and congratulating them on their engagement.
Have you had a loved one marry when you thought they were too young? How did you handle it?
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