Miley Cyrus says she's 'still sexually attracted to women' in 'complex' marriage

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Miley Cyrus discussed her sexuality and her "complex" and "unique" marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth in a candid interview for Elle magazine's August issue.

The singer, who came out as pansexual in 2015, married Hemsworth in a private ceremony in Tennessee last December but knows people still have questions about her marital status.

"I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married. But my relationship is unique," the 26-year-old says. "And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it."

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Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
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Miley Cyrus performs live on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Picture date: Sunday 30th June 2019. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Miley Cyrus performing on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Cyrus said that despite being "in a hetero relationship," she is still "very sexually attracted to women." After all, being pansexual means you're attracted to a person regardless of their sex or gender identity.

"This is the person I feel has my back the most," she said of Hemsworth. "I definitely don't fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don't even like that word."

While Cyrus has trouble being labeled a "wife" ― she prefers the term "partner" ― she also spoke about the trouble she had playing "Hannah Montana" on the Disney Channel as she got older.

"I did once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous," the "Black Mirror" actress said. "The minute I had sex, I was kind of like, I can't put the fucking wig on again. It got weird."

Though Cyrus worked hard to shed her Disney image (think "I Can't Be Tamed" and twerking with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Awards), she says she's no longer "ashamed" of her past.

"It's pretty cool when you hear Cardi B was listening to Hannah Montana when she was in high school. That shit makes me happy," she said.

Cyrus recently revived Hannah Montana this past March when she posted a photo of her new (old) haircut that looked exactly like her alter ego's, declaring that "Hannah is punk now."

Safe to say the "new Miley" is the best of both worlds.

Head to Elle to read the rest of Cyrus' interview.

​​​​​​ - This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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