Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Her Split with Liam Hemsworth

"When a chapter is done, you have to close it and start a new one," the singer says about calling of their engagement

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In the month since Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth ended their engagement, the singer has talked a lot about her new album, Bangerz, but very little about her breakup.

Until now.

“I think people spend more time actually thinking about it than I really do,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer says on Friday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I just believe when a chapter is done, you have to close it and start that new one. That’s kind of where I am right now.”

Continues Cyrus: “I felt like people have really focused on my music right now when I’ve needed them to that’s the only thing I worried about. I didn’t want it to make me sacrifice what I’ve been working for, for just the attention to be on [my breakup]”.

In fact, Cyrus, 20, tells DeGeneres that she wants her music to speak for her and that the songs from Bangerz chronicle her up-and-down relationship with Hemsworth, 23, to whom she became engaged in 2012.

“Starting with ‘Adore You’ and ending with ‘Someone Else,’ I feel like you can really find like this arc of growth,” the pop princess says. “This really is like telling a story. I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going than I actually thought I did at the time.”

Hemsworth, who is currently filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay with Jennifer Lawrence, has yet to speak publicly about the breakup but was spotted in a passionate lip-lock with Mexican actress and singer Eiza Gonzalez just days after it was announced that he and Cyrus had called it quits.

DeGeneres does take time to tease Cyrus a bit, saying, “So the last time you were here [in November 2012], I threw you an engagement party.”

“Do you want your money back?” Cyrus asks.

“I sent you [strippers]”, DeGeneres notes.

“I should have kept one of those dude’s numbers,” Cyrus quips.

For now, however, the singer says she is “obsessed with being alone.”

“I want to be really clear and determined with everything I’m doing in my life right now … I am genuinely happy, finally with myself,” she says. “I think it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are.”

Cyrus then wraps things up on a contemplative note: “I’ve never just been able to be alone, and I’m obsessed with being alone and hearing my thoughts I’m trying to take this alone time – the five minutes I do have a day – to learn as much as I can.”

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