Liam Hemsworth Confirms Engagement To Miley Cyrus (Kinda, Basically, Whatever)

After more than four years of ups and downs and break-ups and make-ups, it would appear Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are finally engaged a second time around. But, hey, don’t take it from us: Take it from Hemsworth himself. The beloved Australian and Hunger Games star finally opened up about his re-re-re-rekindled relationship with Cyrus in the June/July issue of GQ Australia, and Hemsworth confirmed the engagement (as if the giant rock on the fourth finger of Cyrus’ left hand since back in January and their recent, adorable public appearances together didn’t drive that point home well enough).

“People will figure it out, they already have,” Hemsworth told GQ when asked about the current state of MiLiam. And giving credit to passionate, idealistic shippers everywhere, Hemsworth added, “They’re not dumb.” We could heavily debate that last point, but whatever YAY FOR YOU GUYS, YAY FOR LOVE.

Further, Hemsworth offered insight into the forces the circumstances of their first engagement…

“I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and I go for it. I make my decisions about what’s going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do – and I don’t worry too much outside of that.”

… And its tragic fallout:

“At the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that.”

He makes a fair point: Let’s not forget they were both just 20 years old at the time. And at the same time, sometimes it takes being without someone to appreciate being with them (I know, I’m so wise and that’s brand new insight). It’s up for debate whether or not you need to be without them for three years to really let the lesson sink in, but the takeaway here is that they’ve grown up, are older and wiser, and are now better prepared to be together long-term than they ever were, before.

As of January 2016, things are officially back on for the pair, and here’s to hoping and praying they’ll grace the masses with more beautiful public appearances like this in the days to come.