Miley Cyrus ‘Happiest She’s Been in a Long Time, Had Time to Heal’ After Heartbreak

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it’s a new era for Miley Cyrus,

As the “Flowers” singer, 30, enjoys her success new album endless summer vacationSources tell PEOPLE in this week’s issue that the star is thriving after having had enough time to heal and reflect following his painful divorce. Liam Hemsworth,

“She’s the healthiest and happiest she’s been in a long time,” says a source of Cyrus. “Everyone was blaming her for the divorce and calling her this wild child, but it wasn’t fair. Their relationship and marriage was toxic, and she was heartbroken.”

Cyrus and Hemsworth, 33, first met in 2009 while filming the movie the last Songand entered into an on-again, off-again relationship for several years before tying the knot in December 2018. they parted less than a year laterAnd officially got divorced in February 2020.

Although Cyrus released glam rock album plastic heart In November 2020, the source says she finally feels ready to “tell her side of the story” after having “time to process and heal” from the split.

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Although Hemsworth isn’t directly referenced in the album, fans have guess some song – like the ex in “Muddy Feet” who smells like “perfume I didn’t buy” – are about hunger games actor.

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“She’s not trying to bash Liam, but she does feel she has narrative authority after the breakup everyone tore her apart,” says the insider.

hemsworth has been dating australian model gabriella brookssince December 26, 2019, while Cyrus moved in with drummer max morando24, at the end of 2021.

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A second source tells people that Morando – who produced two songs endless summer vacation – is a “cool guy” whose drama-free personality Cyrus finds refreshing.

The insider says, “She’s not interested in being a big celebrity. She’s very low-key. Miley loves those qualities.” “Miley can be herself. They are supportive of each other’s careers. Miley is enjoying life and things are great.”