MI­LEY’S SWEET SUR­PRISE WED­DING

Sur­prise, they’re hitched! All the de­tails on Mi­ley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s low-key nup­tials, from the fried chicken to the $9,000 dress.

US Weekly - - INSIDE - BY CARLA SOSENKO

The pop star and fi­ancé Liam Hemsworth said “I do” af­ter nearly a decade to­gether. We’ve got the de­tails.

Once upon a time, Mi­ley Cyrus was known for her out­ra­geous an­tics. Whether rid­ing a wreck­ing ball naked or twerk­ing with her tongue out, her per­sonal brand was loud and ag­gres­sive. So no­body could’ve guessed that when she cel­e­brated the big­gest day of her life — her wed­ding to long­time love Liam Hemsworth — she would’ve done it so qui­etly.

“Mi­ley and Liam shocked every­one by ty­ing the knot at their Ten­nessee man­sion two days be­fore Christ­mas,” an in­sider close to the cou­ple tells Us. “The cer­e­mony was strictly for im­me­di­ate fam­ily and close friends,” adds a Cyrus fam­ily source.

Shock is an un­der­state­ment. On Dec. 24, a photo sur­faced on In­sta­gram of Liam and his big brother, ac­tor Chris, do­ing shots with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” bal­loons float­ing in the back­ground, along with an­other pic­ture of a tux-clad Liam, 28, and white-gown­wear­ing Mi­ley, 26, about to cut a cake. Soon af­ter, the cou­ple posted their own wed­ding pho­tos with lit­tle fan­fare, and Mi­ley’s big sis­ter, Brandi, wrote, “Se­cret’s out! So happy for you guys. Been a long time comin’!”

MEANT TO BE

She’s not kid­ding. Mi­ley and Liam met on the set of The Last Song in 2009 and started dat­ing in 2010. The next few years brought breakups and make­ups ga­lore — in­clud­ing one bro­ken en­gage­ment in 2013 — and fi­nally their reen­gage­ment in 2016. (She

wore the same 3.5-carat cus­tom Neil Lane sparkler Liam had given her the first time.)

And while Mi­ley was ini­tially happy to have an end­less en­gage­ment, the events of 2018 changed her mind. Af­ter the hor­ror of the Mal­ibu fires in Novem­ber — which de­stroyed the cou­ple’s house — she saw a new side to her fi­ancé, even af­ter nine years of know­ing him. “Liam car­ing for an­i­mals and help­ing oth­ers dur­ing the fire sealed the deal,” says the Cyrus source. “Their love ex­ploded af­ter that,” and they filed for a mar­riage li­cense on Dec. 18, a Wil­liamson County, Tenn., clerk con­firms to Us.

THE DOWN-HOME DE­TAILS

Once they de­cided to tie the knot, they couldn’t wait to do it — their way. The wed­ding was an ap­pro­pri­ately laid-back af­fair for the low-key cou­ple, with one ma­jor ex­cep­tion: the bride’s nearly $9,000 gown. She wore an ivory silk-satin Vivi­enne West­wood de­sign ac­ces­sorized with small dan­gle earrings by Syd­ney Evan and Jac­quie Aiche and strappy satin Cult of Co­quette heels. (Her hus­band put a per­sonal touch on his getup, as well: “He wore clean, comfy white sneak­ers the whole time,” the Mi­ley and Liam in­sider shares.)

Ev­ery­thing else was pure re­laxed fun, from the Vroom Vroom

Bal­loons to the cater­ing from Big Shake’s Hot Chicken to the “Up­town Funk” dance party. “They danced, drank tequila shots and ate fried chicken and cat­fish,” says the in­sider. “It was just what Mi­ley en­vi­sioned,” adds an­other source.

And even though the wed­ding was ex­actly as Mi­ley had al­ways dreamed, what she’s re­ally ex­cited for is the mar­riage. “Mi­ley and Liam can’t wait to start the next chap­ter of their lives,” says the in­sider. “They’re hus­band and wife, and they’re go­ing to re­build their Mal­ibu dream home. Life couldn’t get any bet­ter.”

“This is prob­a­bly our one-mil­lionth kiss,” Mi­ley said. But one of their first as hus­bandand wife!

Mi­ley and her par­ents, Tish and Billy Ray, are “su­per close,” an in­sider close to the cou­ple says. Liam cap­tioned this sweet shot of the new­ly­weds with a sim­ple “My love.”“They’re a per­fect match,” a source close to the Cyruses tells Us. “The fam­i­lies love each other and get along well.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.