Miley Cyrus Once Sang ‘Wrecking Ball’ About Someone Other Than Liam Hemsworth

by Jeremy Spirogis
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 2019 Met Gala

Inspiration can come from wherever. Singer Miley Cyrus has written loads of break-up songs. But probably the most well-known of these is “Wrecking Ball.” Recently, she advised Kerry Washington that it wasn’t her now ex-husband (after which ex-fiancé) Liam Hemsworth she was interested by when recording the tune’s music video.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had an on-again, off-again relationship

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 2019 Met Gala
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Cyrus and Hemsworth have an advanced historical past. They first received collectively whereas filming their film, The Last Song. They dated on and off for a few years earlier than getting engaged in 2012. The pair famously cut up in 2013, remaining a component for a years earlier than getting again collectively in 2016.

Hemsworth and Cyrus remained engaged for a couple of years. In late 2018, after their Malibu dwelling was destroyed in a wildfire, they tied the knot. The couple separated in mid-2019, and Hemsworth filed for divorce. Both have moved on within the months since.

‘Wrecking Ball’ is extensively believed to be about Hemsworth

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The tune “Wrecking Ball” was the second single off Cyrus’ 2013 album, Bangerz. The tune got here out in August 2013, adopted by a subsequent music video. Days later, it’s reproted that Cyrus and Hemsworth had damaged off their engagement.

Cyrus advised Ellen DeGeneres in 2013 that Bangerz “is a story of that” breakup from starting to finish, saying, “I feel like you can really find this arc of growth” when listening to it. “It’s a real story,” she added. Months later, Cyrus made headlines for performing the tune in London and seemingly indicating as soon as once more that it’s about Hemsworth, bashing him.

Cyrus says she as soon as sang the tune about her canine

When Cyrus launched “Slide Away,” many felt that this was her second “Wrecking Ball” — one other emotional tune concerning the finish of her and Hemsworth. But talking to Washington on her Bright Minded Instagram Live present in April 2020, it looks like that’s not the case.

“When I did ‘Wrecking Ball,’ everyone thought I was crying over my breakup. But I was actually crying over my dog [who had just died],” Cyrus stated. “And the whole time I was shooting [the video], there was a photo of my dog right underneath the camera. I couldn’t relate to the song that day but it doesn’t matter…I gotta find it. What’s something that really makes me feel like broken pieces? And it was losing my dog.”

Who wrote ‘Wrecking Ball’?

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This new info brings concerning the query: Did Cyrus actually write “Wrecking Ball” about Hemsworth? Their breakup wasn’t official when she recorded it. So although they might have been separated, the timing doesn’t fairly line up.

The reply was truly clear all alongside. The tune wasn’t initially supposed for Cyrus in any respect — in actual fact, it was written by Sacha Skarbek, Maureen McDonald (MoZella), and Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke). Cyrus (and some others) received a writing credit score on it, however that doesn’t imply that she had loads to do with the lyrics or composition of it.

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