'My first relationship was with a chick': Miley Cyrus reveals how she wrestled with her gender identity before coming out as pansexual
She's currently dating Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.
But Miley Cyrus has revealed that the first romantic relationship she ever had was with a girl.
The actress and singer, 23, who is currently a coach on The Voice, told Variety that, 'My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality.'
She kissed a girl: Miley Cyrus, pictured last m,onth in Las Vegas, has revealed in a new interview that her first relationship was with 'a chick' when she was in sixth grade
Miley, who was cast as the lead in Disney's Hannah Montana show when was 11, said that it was about that time that she started to really explore her sexuality.
'My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick,' she told the trade publication.
'I always hated the word 'bisexual,' because that's even putting me in a box. I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl.'
Current love: The actress and singer, 23, is dating Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, 26, to whom she was engaged in 2012 before splitting up. They're pictured in NYC in September
Step out in denim sliders like Miley in O-Mighty
Denim is totally timeless and can be styled up in so many ways that it’s probably the most versatile fabric in your wardrobe. Its having a bit of fashion moment for new season too as jeans, jackets and frocks are all being embellished, patched up and distressed for an even cooler feel.
Miley’s denim on denim ensemble is perfect for off duty. The singer rocked a true blue jacket with contrasting sheer sleeves, ripped slouchy jeans and a pair of matching denim sliders.
The slip on shoes are by kooky fashion label O-Mighty. Sadly, due to the fact that other stars including Rihanna have worn the very same pair, the sliders have sold out online now. Sob!
But don’t panic fashion fans as we have tracked down some equally wearable denim sandals in our edit below, that'll keep your tootsies looking fabulous!
Girl crush: Miley has been romantically linked with model Stella Maxwell after the pair were photographed kissing in July 2015. They're shown in a snap Miley posted to Instagram
She was finally able to put a 'label' on herself, she said, after visiting a LGBTQ center in Los Angeles.
'I saw one human in particular who didn't identify as male or female,' she recounted. 'Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life.'
The Wrecking Ball singer now has a charitable foundation called Happy Hippie that's committed to helping homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth.
Cover girl: The star opened up to Variety as part of the Power Of Women issue
Made headlines: Miley courted controversy with outrageous performances including this one at the 2013 MTV VMAs where she twerked on stage with dancers dressed as teddy bears
Advocate: The 23-year-old told Variety that the furore made her stop and reassess her life and prompted her to focus on her Happy Hippie Foundation that supports LGBTQ at-risk youth
The 23-year-old admitted that her own early struggles with gender identity and sexuality were compounded by the fact she was raised in a very religious Southern family.
And it wasn't until only recently that she felt her mom Tish finally understood her.
She told Variety: 'On The Voice, this young girl started crying when she left, because I'm the reason she came out.'
'My mom started crying. She was like, 'I'm so sorry about the way I was when you were that age and coming out.' She never understood me until she saw that girl who couldn't be herself. It was very cool.'
Close: Miley said her mom Tish, pictured with her at the 2015 MTV VMAs, has recently come to understand what she went through as she struggled with gender identity and sexuality
Miley is one of those featured in Variety's Power Of Women issues.
The others who are given a cover along with Miley are Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox and Ava DuVernay.
They're powerful too: Actresses Scarlett Johansson and Helen Mirren are also featured on covers for the Power Of Women issue
So too are actress and transgender star Laverne Cox and filmmaker Ava DuVernay
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