October 11, 2013 10:55am PT by Hilary Lewis
Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Liam Hemsworth Breakup on 'Ellen' (Video)
Miley Cyrus opened up about her breakup with Liam Hemsworth on Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The pop star emphasized that she's moving on from her former fiance and is happy with herself.
"I really believe that when a chapter's done you have to close it and start that new one, and that's kind of where I am right now," she said. "I have so much to be thankful for in this time that my energy hasn't really been focused on that."
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She added: "I keep saying I'm the happiest I've ever been -- and that's not even a dig -- I'm just really genuinely happy with myself and I think sometimes it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are."
But she hasn't completely distanced herself from the breakup, revealing that her new album Bangerz tells the story of the end of her relationship with the Hunger Games actor, something she wasn't entirely aware of until she heard the entire album.
"I feel like you can really find this, like, arc of growth," she said. "I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going than I did at the time."
DeGeneres also has a lingering issue from Cyrus and Hemsworth's engagement. The host threw Cyrus an engagement party and now wants her money back.
Cyrus also talked more about her infamous VMA performance, revealing that her costume was supposed to be a mix of a bear and an adult baby.
And she explained why she's always sticking out her tongue and noted that with her dislike of wearing clothes, she's worried about winter coming up.
Watch clips from Cyrus' appearance on Ellen below.