Liam Hemsworth Raves About Miley Cyrus: We’ll “Always Be Best Friends” — Report (VIDEO)
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth Raves About Miley Cyrus: We’ll “Always Be Best Friends” — Report (VIDEO)

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met on the set of The Last Song and quickly fell for each other. Toward the end of 2009, Miley told Seventeen magazine of Liam, "I've never gotten along with someone so well," adding, "We’ve decided that any type of relationship that we have, we will always just keep it very DL. First and foremost, we are best friends, so that’s what I tell people all the time.”

The DL part did not pan out too well, and — after months of rumors — the two officially ended their engagement in September 2013.

However, Page Six has a new report from a source who apparently overheard Liam raving about Miley, just last week during dinner with friends at a restaurant called Puny in Portofino, Italy. Liam supposedly said he and Miley would "always be best friends," nothing that they had "an instantaneous and powerful connection."

The spy added, "Liam kept raving about how amazing she was, how much they clicked and understood everything about each other." Liam also apparently said something about how they bought a lot of furniture that he had to leave behind when they split; his new place is furnished. (Sorry, man!)

Liam was just photographed shirtless in Portofino, so at least he can be placed in that area last week. It's very possible he did rave about his ex-fiancée like this. They’ve both moved in different directions, a year after the split, but it’s not like they stopped caring about each other. And enough time has gone by that maybe they can look back on their love story with fondness instead of having it hurt too much. Miley just recently adopted a new adorable dog, and in her Instagram post she wrote, "I feel like this is a new beginning in so many ways. I feel a change coming on."

Sources: Page Six, MTV