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Whether you grew up watching Hannah Montana or listened to her songs to make yourself feel better, all of us have had a phase where we have been absolutely obsessed and enamored by the one and only, Miley Cyrus. She’s one of the leading women in the music industry and has ruled the billboard several times. Not just that, Miley Cyrus also gave us some of the best television content in the early 2000s, which people still often re-watch on Disney+.
Despite being our childhood favorite, the viewers and listeners have seen some very different phases of Miley Cyrus, and right now, with her new music, she is definitely all over the news. So, keep reading to find out more about your favorite popstar, from her net worth to her biography to her dating history and more:
As of January 2023, Miley Cyrus’ net worth is estimated to be $160 million. Considering the 30-year-old star has been working almost as long as she’s been alive, this is no surprise. She is a successful actress, singer, songwriter, and even television host and judge on The Voice. Her likeness was used for countless items of merchandise, including games, toys, and clothing, for her television show Hannah Montana. Additionally, she once had her own clothing line at Walmart.
Destiny Hope Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 23, 1992. Her parents nicknamed her “Smiley,” which was shortened to “Miley,” and she legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. She attended Heritage Elementary School in Williamson County until her family moved to Toronto, Canada, while her father filmed his television series, Doc. She knew she wanted to become an actress after attending a performance of Mamma Mia! With her father in 2001. She then portrayed Kylie in a Season 2 episode of Doc.
Cyrus next appeared in Tim Burton’s Big Fish as “Young Ruthie” and was credited under her birth name. She then auditioned for the role of Lavagirl in the 2005 film Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Although she was one of two finalists for the role, she turned it down when she received the offer to play Hannah Montana. She auditioned for Disney Channel’s television series Hannah Montana when she was thirteen years old. Initially, she auditioned for the role of Hannah’s best friend, but she was asked to audition for the lead role because of her singing and acting abilities. After the series premiered in 2006, she quickly became a household name. The music she recorded for the role was released as a soundtrack in October 2006 and topped the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
Hollywood Records offered Cyrus a four-album deal to release her music not associated with Hannah Montana. The second soundtrack for the series, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, was a two-disc album and was released in June 2007. The first disc was considered to be the soundtrack, and the second was her debut album. Again, the album reached the top of the Billboard 200. To promote the dual album, Cyrus went on the Best of Both Worlds Tour between 2007 and 2008, and it was recorded as a 3D concert film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.
Her second studio album, Breakout, was released in June 2008 and became her third album to reach the Billboard 200. She starred alongside John Travolta with a voice role in Disney’s animated film Bolt, and two recorded “I Thought I Lost You” for the film, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. In 2009, she starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie and released “The Climb” as a single from the soundtrack. The film’s soundtrack became her fourth number-one album. She released a fourth Hannah Montana soundtrack in July 2009 and her first EP, The Time of Our Lives, in August 2009.
Cyrus starred in the 2010 romance film The Last Song alongside future husband Liam Hemsworth, which was a box office hit, even though it was negatively reviewed. She then released her third studio album, Can’t Be Tamed. It was her first studio album not to top the Billboard 200 chart. The final Hannah Montana soundtrack was released in October of that year and was a commercial failure. She left her deal with Hollywood Record in 2010 and announced that she planned to take a break from music to focus on her acting career. She starred in the films LOL and So Undercover, but neither was successful.
Miley returned to music in 2012, releasing several live performances on YouTube called the Backyard Sessions, performing classic songs she liked and collaborating with artists like Ariana Grande. She later cut her long, usually brown hair, into a blonde pixie cut. She signed with RCA Records in 2013 for her future music releases and worked with several producers on her fourth studio album. Her work with producers like Mike Will Made It and Pharrell resulted in a sound more influenced by hip-hop than her previous records. Her new single “We Can’t Stop” was released on June 3, 2013, and was a commercial success. The second single “Wrecking Ball” became her first to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Her fourth studio album Bangerz was released on October 4 of that year and debuted at number one. She hosted Saturday Night Live the day after its release. She was named MTV’s Artist of the Year in 2013.
While hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, she announced that her fifth studio album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, was available to stream for free on SoundCloud. The sound was described as more psychedelic pop and rock, and it was mainly written and produced by Cyrus herself. She began working on her sixth studio album in 2016 and was a featured advisor during the tenth season of the reality singing competition The Voice. She replaced Gwen Stefani as a coach for Season 11 of the show, becoming the youngest host to appear on the series.
Cyrus released “Malibu,” the lead single from her sixth album, on May 11, 2017. The album, Younger Now, was released on September 29 of that year. She returned as a coach on The Voice for its thirteenth season. Her second EP, She Is Coming, was released on May 31, 2019, and featured collaborations with Ghostface Killan, Swae Lee, RuPaul, and Mike Will Made It. She released “Midnight Sky,” the lead single from her seventh studio album, on August 14, 2020. The album, Plastic Hearts, was released on November 27, 2020, and featured the single “Prisoner” with English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa. Cyrus hosted Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party on NBC for New Year’s 2022 with Pete Davidson. Performers included Cyrus herself, Jack Harlow, Saweetie, and Brandi Carlile. In February 2022, she began the Attention Tour in support of Plastic Hearts and released her third live album, Attention: Miley Live.
Cyrus hosted her New Year’s Eve special again for New Year’s 202, during which she announced her next single, “Flowers,” released on January 12, 2023. She announced her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, on January 5, 2023, to be released on March 10, 2023. This will be her first studio album with Columbia Records.
Miley Cyrus identifies as pansexual. Cyrus has followed a vegan diet since 2014, but she recently had to switch to a pescatarian diet because she was suffering from an omega-3 deficiency. In 2014, she founded the Happy Hippie Foundation, which works to “fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations”.
Since Cyrus grew up in the spotlight, her dating history has been highly publicized. Her first (public) relationship was with Nick Jonas, the singer, actor, and one-third of the highly successful band the Jonas Brothers. She has said they fell in love shortly after they first met and dated from June 2006 through December 2007. It is believed that her 2008 single “7 Things” is about her relationship and break-up with him. She then dated model Justin Gaston for nine months between 2008 and 2009.
Cyrus has been linked to several other celebrities, including actors Lucas Till, Josh Bowman, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and model Stella Maxwell.
Cyrus first met Australian actor Liam Hemsworth while filming The Last Song together, and they began an on-again, off-again relationship in 2009. They became engaged in May 2012 but ended things (for the first time) in September 2013. Eventually, they began dating again in March 2016 and engaged again in October of that year. They were married on December 23, 2018, at their home in Nashville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, though, the couple separated in August 2019, and Hemsworth filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. On January 28, 2020, their divorce was finalized.
Cyrus very briefly dated social media personality Kaitlynn Carter shortly after announcing her separation from Hemsworth. In October 2019, she began dating Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, with whom she had been friends for quite some time. The couple split in August 2020. Currently, it is unknown whether Cyrus is in a relationship.
Miley is the eldest of three children born to Leticia “Tish” Jean Cyrus and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Her paternal grandfather was Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus. Her godmother is a country music star, Dolly Parton.
While Miley is the eldest of three born to Tish and Billy Ray, she is actually one of six children altogether. Her two younger siblings are Braison and Noah. Both Braison and Noah model, sing, and write music, and Noah also acts.
Billy Ray’s first child, Christopher Cody, was raised in South Carolina by his mother, Kristin Luckey. Tish had two children from a previous marriage – Trace and Brandi. Trace is a member of the band Metro Station and provides vocals and guitar. Brandi is a professional musician and used to play for the indie rock band Frank + Derol.
We really do hope Miley Cyrus never stops making music and being herself, because she has truly taught an entire generation a thing or two! Do let us know in the comments what your favorite Miley Cyrus song is.