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Reps confirm to People Magazine, actress and pop star, Miley Cyrus, 19, and actor and Australian native, Liam Hemsworth, 22, are engaged to be married.
“I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,” Cyrus told People magazine.
The couple has been dating on and off for three years since the two met on the set of “The Last Song”, while filming in 2009. Cyrus sparked engagement rumors this past March when she posted a photo on Twitter wearing a diamond on her ring finger and was seen wearing the ring at an event in Arizona, but representatives of both denied the engagement.
During an interview with Details magazine, Hemsworth said he tried to be professional on the set filming with Cyrus but could not help falling in love with her. “What happened happened, and we’ve been together ever since,” he said. “She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”
According to MTV, Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus on May 31 with a 3.5-carat diamond ring.
People magazine was given the exclusive details on the engagement. Hemsworth told them he approached Neil Lane, a jeweler, to create “something unusual” for the country pop star Cyrus, which is exactly what he got. “It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and it’s unique and in its original form,” Lane says. “At that time no two diamonds were alike, as they were all hand-cut, so it’s fascinating to look at because it hasn’t been re-cut to look contemporary over the years. I find that really romantic.”
“It’s a contemporary design based on vintage aesthetics,” he says. “The light flashes and sparkles no matter where Miley moves her hand.”
The new couple is going to be busy before planning their not yet scheduled wedding. Cyrus is working on her fourth studio album and Hemsworth is busy in New Orleans filming his next movie “Empire State”, then off to film the thriller “Paranoia” with co-stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman and then off to start work filming the the next installment of “The Hunger Games”, which shot him to international fame last year.
Cyrus thanked her supporters Wednesday on Twitter, “thank you for all the love today I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true. ❤ have a great day”. Even finding support from her father, as country singer Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted “All I ever hoped for as a daddy was to see my kids reach their dreams, to find happiness…peace of mind…and someday know…true love.”