FALLING IN LOVE
getting them to safety as the fire approached, and the way he helped others, that sealed the deal,” says a source close to the family. “Their love exploded after that.” But the wedding didn’t go off without a hitch — Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, doesn’t like Liam and “was not happy to be there,” says a source. And there was more dra- ma: Miley was hiding a secret. “She’s pregnant,” claims the insid- er. “That’s also why they did this hush-hush, rush-rush wedding.” INSIDE THEIR BIG DAY Miley and Liam invited their near- est and dearest to the $5.8 mil- lion, 7,000-square-foot home they bought in Franklin, Tenn., last year. Fans speculated that a wed- ding was taking place when, on Dec. Conrad Story an and off-the-shoulder Liam, 23, showing Carr the 28, posted couple’s clad Miley, in an white 26, a Instagram surfer dark wearing dress suit, pal holding flower- embellished a knife above cake. a two-tiered, Then came a video showing Liam, his actor brothers, Chris, 35, and Luke, 38, and their dad, Craig, simultaneously doing shots in the kitchen, pink balloons spelling out “Mr. & Mrs.” on the wall behind them. “Besides Liam’s brothers,” says the insider, “Miley’s siblings and mom, Tish, were there, too — everyone who matters to them.” Even Miley’s dad, although he was a reluctant guest. “It was bittersweet for Miley. The day was filled with laughs and joy, but there were also some tears,” says the insider. “Miley and Liam couldn’t be happier, but some felt her dad rained on what was otherwise a perfect day. At one point, there was even a massive family fight. Billy Ray, 57, couldn’t hide his feelings, either — in photos Miley’s mom, Tish, shared on Instagram in the days after the surprise wedding, he looks miserable.
2009 — MILEY ON LIAM IN DECEMBER