Miley Cyrus Talks Parents' Split, Personal Mistakes in 'Marie Claire'

Miley Cyrus in Marie Claire

It might be true that Miley Cyrus can't be tamed, but she sure does clean up well when she wants to.

The 18-year-old former Hannah Montana star graces the March 2011 cover of Marie Claire, rocking lightened locks and a lot of skin in a back-baring dress. The spirit of sharing and openness carries on to the accompanying interview, in which Cyrus holds court on, among other topics, her personal mistakes and the recent breakup of her parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus.

According to Cyrus, who shocked many of her fans late last year when footage of her smoking the legal hallucinogen salvia surfaced on the Internet, she might not be squeaky-clean, but she never claimed to be anyway:

"What I never wanted was for my fans to ever feel like I betrayed them... to feel like I said I was something, then turned around and was something that I'm not. But I've never, ever claimed to be perfect. I mean, since I've started the show, I've always said, 'I'm gonna make mistakes.' I know this. And I think that that is one of the reasons why people related to me. Why kids related to me."
As for her parents' break-up, Cyrus holds out hope that her family can retain their strong ties, despite the divorce:
"Of course anyone is going to be upset when there are troubles in their family, but I have a lot of hope in our family, and no matter what happens, we're gonna stay strong...I just want my mom to be happy and my dad to be happy and, most of all, my little sister to be happy."
Miley might have just entered legal adulthood, but it seems like she's been quick to adapt a mature outlook on life.

What do you think of Miley Cyrus' Marie Claire cover? Let us know in the comments section.



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  • jemima

    how is she positive when she screamed as frankie jonas coz he didnt want to date noah cyrus! tht isnt right .... screaming at an eight year old coz he thought he was to young to date isnt positive. she can be good but she needs to stop growing up too quickly and keep it classy

  • jemima

    Actually she split her parents up, my sisters husband is friends with letica (tish) cyrus and billy even admitted that it was her. it was her desicion and i feel sorry for the parents coz she is a vey spoilt girl who belives shes gods gift

  • gretta

    Aww!! I hecka love her! she is such a good role model despite her mistakes! she shows that nobody's perfect not even her and that there is something from every situation.. also she has always stayed positive! she's stylish and happy! go miley!

  • Anne

    i so agree with you . i dont understand why people always try to bring out the worst of her ? she has allot of good things going on in er life shes done alot of good things and is so sweet to her fans . she should get more love than she deserves . PS: she looks good here

  • Me

    I'm 15 and not a fan at all, but i support her and her decisions. Believe it or not teens can relate to her in so many ways, they can look up to her and instead of following her mistakes, they can focus on how she overcame these mistakes like an adult and take what they can from that. She is a role model.

  • Andreea Diana
    Andreea Diana

    I love her.