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Before power couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth became engaged, they had their share of ups and downs — you know, just like a regular couple.

The two started dating in 2009, when they met on the set of Miley’s movie The Last Song, and they called it quits in late 2010, only to get back together the following year. Recently, Miley opened up to Marie Claire (via AOL Music) about why she and Liam broke up. Turns out with a three-year age difference between them, Miley still had some growing up to do!

Miley says, 

Liam and I have a really good relationship. It took breaking up once or twice because I was young and immature and wanted to do things I hadn't yet gotten to do. He was older, so it was like he'd already been through school. At some point you realize these people you're hanging out with are your 'party friends'; they're not going to give a s--t about you in 10 years. Then you remember who you really want around you.

More proof that Miley’s wised up a bit? She and Liam are not in a rush to the altar. Miley says they haven’t set a date yet, explaining, “We want to have a long engagement.”

Source: Marie Claire (via AOL Music)

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