Miley Cyrus: I'm fine without Liam
Miley Cyrus has said she is doing fine without Disney and Liam Hemsworth, despite worrying how she'd cope without them.
The former Hannah Montana star said she used to lie awake at night worrying how she'd cope without Aussie actor Liam.
Miley, 21, told Elle's Women in Music issue that she was "thankful" that she started her professional life with Disney, saying: "I got the most intense training."
The pop star said that unlike some other former child stars, she'd been able to reinvent herself.
"I feel really lucky - a lot of kid stars get all crazy or stuck in what they were, so they can't actually become what they're meant to be," she told the magazine.
"When I went through a really intense break-up - you know, I was engaged - and when I was with him or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn't there to carry me any more or if I didn't have him. And now I'm free of both of those things, and I'm fine.
"Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I'm totally OK, and that's so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn't have a boyfriend."
The Wrecking Ball singer said that having struggled with depression helped her connect with her fans, adding: "That gives me a big purpose, a reason to wake up in the morning that's bigger than to put on my f***ing feathers and my little outfits."
As a proponent of gay rights, she added: "I have guys and girls that come out, and they're like, 'The only reason I'm able to admit that I'm gay is because you've made me feel like that's OK'."