"I think we need time to all be together," says the pop star, whose parents are going through a divorce

By Tim Nudd
November 08, 2010 08:25 AM

It’s been a time of family upheaval for Miley Cyrus, whose parents are divorcing. But she sees her upcoming 18th birthday as a chance to get her whole family to spend time together again.

“I’m not going to go crazy – [just] have a fun party and then maybe take a vacation with my family,” the pop star, whose birthday is Nov. 23, told MTV Sunday before the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid. “That would be really cool. I think we need time to all be together.”

She doesn’t have a place picked out, but is leaning toward some fun in the sun.

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“That would be rad if we could all go to the beach or something,” she says. “Somewhere near water. I’m a water baby. I have to be near the water, and I love doing scuba and going out and being on a boat.”

Cyrus’s parents Billy Ray, 49, and Tish, 43, filed for divorce last month after 17 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Along with Miley, they have four other children: Brandi, 23, Trace, 21, Braison, 16, and Noah, 10.

Miley hasn’t been waiting for her birthday to enjoy some quality party time. The singer, who recently split (again) from boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, was photographed having a good time at Madrid’s famous Kapital dance club last week.