Credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images Photo: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Are Going Strong

Billy Ray Cyrus has a new book out, Hillbilly Heart, and in it he references the engagement of his daughter, Miley Cyrus, 20, to The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, 23.

Billy Ray talked to Nightline about the book, saying he wanted to keep the Miley/Liam part of things as open-ended as possible. "I didn't know the answer, you know,” Billy Ray said. “They're young, they're kids. The great news is, they're great friends. They're really, really good friends. If you end up getting married, that's your business too."

Does he think they will get married? "I don't know," he answered. What does she tell him? "I play it by ear, and I know whatever's meant to be, that's the way it's going to happen."

What a resounding endorsement! They are young, yes, but young people have been married before and some couples stay together for decades. That doesn’t mean it’s meant to be for Miley & Liam, but it’s possible. Likely? Eh. We’ll see. It’s still possible.

Source: ABC News