Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged to be married! The 19-year-old songstress-actress Tweeted today: “Thank you for all the love today I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true. Have a great day.”
The teen star shared her first on-screen kiss “ever” with the Australian actor, 22, in the movie, The Last Song. And they’ll be “together forever” since, with her parents’ blessing, Liam popped the question in real life on May 31 in NYC.
Now sporting a 3.5-carat diamond ring from Neil Lane, Miley exclusively told People: “I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.”
Her dad Billy Ray Cyrus just Tweeted: “All I ever hoped for as a Daddy was to see my kids reach their dreams. To find happiness…peace of mind…and someday know…true love.”
Whether or not this union will last is yet to be determined, but let’s take a look at other stars who tied the knot at a young age and how their marriages faired.
Fellow songstress, Leann Rimes was also just 19 when she tied the knot with her backup dancer Dean Shermet, but it wasn’t to be since the couple split 6.5 years later when she fell in love with Eddie Cibrian. “It happens, I will always say, it could’ve been handled a lot better but maybe we both didn’t have the tools at the time to do it properly,” she said after the divorce.
Meanwhile, Canadian-born rocker Avril Lavigne wed Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley when she was a mere 21-years-old, telling Rick Campanelli when he asked if they were thinking of having kids: “Oh f**k no, I’m a kid.” Their wedded bliss only lasted three years before they too parted ways, but they still remain good friends.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey got hitched when she was 22, but after making their private lives public on reality TV they got divorced. “Every time you go through something like a divorce or break up or something tough like that, it’s always good to get those emotions out and express them and move on from them,” said Nick after the break-up.
And everyone remembers McCauley Culkin’s wedding to Rachel Miner of course since the couple were only 17-years-old when they said: “I Do!” But, just two years later McCauley and Rachel called it quits.
But so far so good for Hilary Duff, who walked down the aisle when she was 22-years-old to wed Canadian-born hockey player Mike Comrie. And the couple just welcomed a baby boy named Luca into their lives, with the actress beaming: “It’s really incredible… you just feel so much love wash over you and your heart just grows.”
Now, tell us what you think! Will Miley and Liam’s marriage beat the odds? Vote in our poll!