While there was previous rumors about an engagement between Miley Cyrus, 19, and Liam Hemsworth, 22, this time it is the real deal. The couple, who have been dating on and off for three years, got engaged on May 31st when Liam proposed with a 3.5-carat diamond ring. He worked with Neil Lane to make the specialty ring for Miley.
They waited a week to go public with the big news, and Miley told People yesterday, “I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.”
“The Hunger Games” actor asked Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus for permission to marry their daughter first, and they agreed. Billy Ray tweeted, “All I ever hoped for as a daddy was to see my kids reach their dreams. To find happiness … peace of mind … and someday know … true love.” He also added that while he is happy, he hopes the engagement is long and there is no rush to walk down the aisle just yet.