How old is Miley Cyrus, is she married to Liam and did she lose her house in the California wildfires?

The former Disney prodigy is now one of the biggest music acts in the world – with millions of fans across the globe. Here's the lowdown on the singer and actress…

Who is Miley Cyrus, who are her parents and what is her net worth?

Miley Cyrus – born Destiny Hope Cyrus – is an American singer, songwriter and actress from Franklin, Tennessee.

She was born on November 23, 1992, and her father is musician Billy Ray Cyrus (famous for his song Achy Breaky Heart), and her mother is called Leticia.

Country music legend Dolly Parton is her godmother and Miley has five brothers and sisters including singing brother Trace and singing sister Noah.

The star had an estimated net worth of $200 Million (£155 million) in 2017.

How long has Miley Cyrus been releasing music and what are her biggest hits?

Miley Cyrus released her first album titled Meet Miley Cyrus in 2007 under Walt Disney’s record label – with the record reaching number 8 in the UK charts.

She has since released the albums Breakout in 2008, Can’t Be Tamed in 2010, Bangers in 2013 (which was a UK number 1) and a free streaming album called Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz in 2015.

Her biggest hits in the UK have been The Climb, Party in the USA, and No 1 singles We Can’t Stop and Wrecking Ball.

Before releasing music as Miley Cyrus, she released albums under her Disney alter ego, Hannah Montana – releasing her first album in 2006 and her most recent in 2010.

Miley has won 58 awards in her career to date including two Billboard Music Awards.

What TV shows and films has Miley Cyrus been in?

Miley Cyrus has been acting since 2001 – enjoying huge success with Disney by playing Hannah Montana since 2006.

She has also appeared in High School Musical 2, Sex & The City 2, and took leading roles in 2012’s Lol and So Undercover.

The singer voiced the character Penny in 2008 Disney/Pixar film Bolt, and Mainframe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

She has also served as a coach on the American version of popular singing competition The Voice since 2016.

Is Miley Cyrus married to Liam Hemsworth and is her Malibu song about him?

Miley Cyrus has been in a relationship with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth since 2009 after they met on the set of The Last Song.

The pair had an on-off relationship with an engagement being announced in June 2012, but they then split in 2014.

By 2016, the romance was back on – as was the engagement.

There was also speculation the pair have already wed after Liam was spotted with a ring on his wedding finger.

Malibu – a song released by Miley in 2017 and peaking at 11 in the UK singles chart – is believed to be about her romance with Liam with lyrics hinting about love and symbolising Miley's growth as an artist and as a person.

In April 2017 it was reported the couple secretly wed in an intimate ceremony at their Malibu mansion, but this has never been confirmed.

On July 19, 2018, it was reported that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth ‘called off their wedding’ as she’s ‘not ready to have a baby’.

However, that same day Liam uploaded a video of the two of them to his Instagram story, suggesting the rumours are fake.

Why is Miley Cyrus’s image so controversial?

Miley was for many years a Disney star – showcasing a very conservative style.

By 2009, a never-before-seen wild side was demonstrated by the star as she took to the Teen Choice Awards in a revealing outfit and some perceived her performance to glamorise pole dancing.

However, this was nothing compared to the controversial performances to come – which included twerking suggestively against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and stripping completely naked for the video of her 2013 track Wrecking Ball.

In 2017, Miley said she regretted stripping off, stating: “I’m never living that down. I will always be the naked girl on a wrecking ball.”

In August 2017, Miley missed the Teen Choice Awards after creating an "unrealistic schedule" for herself.

Did she lose her house in the California wildfires?

On November 12, 2018, Miley returned from her social media blackout to reveal she was 'one of the lucky ones' affected by the California wildfires.

California's worst-ever wildfires has already claimed at least 31 dead and saw 300,000 flee in terror, including Simon Cowell, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.

The Wrecking Ball singer was also affected by the blaze and confirmed her house "no longer stands".

She tweeted: "Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now.

"My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong."

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