There are two ways you can handle the very public breakup of your engagement to a fellow Hollywood star: cocoon at home and drown our sorrows in "Vampire Diaries" marathons and triple Venti caramel Macchiatos. Or, as Miley Cyrus has done, you can focus on your music and just enjoy some "me" time.
In the midst of the non-stop publicity blitz for [article id="1715203"]Bangerz[/article], Cyrus, 20, has somehow managed to avoid talking about her [article id="1714156"]breakup with fiancée Liam Hemsworth[/article] until now.
But on Friday's (October 11) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," she finally opens up and talks about the end of their relationship.
"I think people spend more time actually thinking about it then I really do. I just believe when a chapter is done you have to close it and start that new one," she said. "That's kind of where I am right now. I felt like I have so much to be thankful for at this time that my energy hasn't really been focused on that."
DeGeneres joked that she was upset about hiring a bunch of strippers for Cyrus' November 2012 engagement party, saying, "I want my money back ... I sent you, like, [strippers]. You enjoyed it!"
"I should have one of those dudes' numbers, it would have come in handy now," Cyrus hit back. DeGeneres wondered if it was awkward to talk about the break on TV and Miley said it wasn't because, "I'm living it."
Wearing a white sports bra underneath a pair of brown overalls, Cyrus added that she's been impressed with how much respect her fans and the media have shown (though she doesn't really Google her break-up, so she has no idea what they're saying) and by how people seems to be focusing on her music at this point.
"Because that's the only thing I worried about, I didn't want it to make me to sacrifice what I've been working for, for just the attention to be on that," she said. Not to say that she avoided the issue on the album, revealing that the arc of the couple's relationship can be heard starting with "Adore You" and ending with "Someone Else."
"I feel like you can really find like this arc of, like, growth," she said. Cyrus didn't even realize herself what story she was telling until she got a physical copy of Bangerz and listened to it in her car. "I'm like, 'This is really like telling a story.' I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going then I actually thought I did at the time," she said.
Asked if she's seen Hemsworth, 23, lately, Cyrus said she's been so busy promoting the album that she hasn't really seen anyone and is happy to let that chapter of her life close and just move on.
"I want to be really clear and determined with everything I'm doing in my life right now, and I have been," she said. "I keep saying I'm the happiest I've ever been and that's not even a dig. That's just me, because I really am genuinely happy finally with myself, which I think sometimes it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are. I've never been able to just be alone, and I'm obsessed with being alone and like hearing my thoughts."
And what does she do when she's alone? Cyrus said she's asked the few people in her life to give her lists of their favorite movies, books and albums so she can know more about her inner circle and find more inspiration for her life.